Microsoft acquires report rendering technology from Forerunner Software

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve acquired technology from Forerunner Software to accelerate our investments in Reporting Services. This technology includes, among other things, client-side rendering of Reporting Services (*.rdl) reports, responsive UI widgets for viewing reports, and a JavaScript SDK for integrating reports into other apps – a testament to what our partners can… Read more

How to create a custom brand package for Reporting Services with SQL Server 2016

UPDATE: Thanks for the feedback in the comments section – we’ve updated this post to include brand packages with the default color scheme (one with the Microsoft logo, and one without). – Download the default brand package (without MSFT logo) – Download the default brand package (with MSFT logo) Happy Monday everyone!  I know folks… Read more

Try SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services with new TechNet Virtual Labs

There are two newly released virtual labs you can leverage to help get up to speed with the latest capabilities in Reporting Services, both on Mobile Reports and Paginated Reports.  You can access the labs at the links below – Exploring What’s New in SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services for Paginated Reporting Exploring What’s New… Read more

SSRS Parameters, Authentication, and SharePoint Integration — Test Your Knowledge

We now have several SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 (SSRS) quizzes that you can use to test you knowledge about configuring parameters, authentication features, and integration with SharePoint. The quizzes include links to documentation related to each question. You can access the quizzes at…. Read more

SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence (SSDT BI) for SQL Server 2014 CTP1

In this pre-release version of SQL Server 2014, SSDT BI is no longer included in setup. For SQL Server 2014 CTP1 no new version of SSDT BI been released, however you can use the existing version of SSDT BI to create and deploy projects for SQL Server 2014 CTP1. The Visual Studio 2012 version of… Read more

SQL Reporting – build a business using reports in the cloud

See how one company uses RDL reports, Windows Azure SQL Reporting, SQL Database, and SQL Data Sync to generate new revenue streams from existing tools and expertise. Cloud SAM is a software asset management service created by the Atea group. The service uses RDL and SQL Reporting to provide informative and actionable reports to subscribing… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 released online

Today we are releasing SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 (SSDT BI) templates. With SSDT BI for Visual Studio 2012 you can develop and deploy SQL Server Business intelligence projects. Projects created in Visual Studio 2010 can be opened in Visual Studio 2012 and the other way around without upgrading… Read more

SQL Server codename "Denali" CTP3, including Project "Crescent" is now publically available

This morning, Satya Nadella, President of Server and Tools Business group, announced during his keynote the public availability of the CTP3 of Microsoft SQL Server Code Name “Denali”. One of the key scenarios for Microsoft SQL Server Code Name “Denali” is the continuation of our self Service BI story which we introduced in SQL… Read more