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”. https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/SQLDCTP3CTA/enus/default.aspx 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

Report Builder 3.0 & Portal

Due to popular demand, we are posting the download information for the small stand-alone installer package for Report Builder 3.0 separately as well: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d3173a87-7c0d-40cc-a408-3d1a43ae4e33 Report Builder 3.0 is also part of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Feature Pack. If you are you looking for … how to get started with Report Builder 3.0? videos and… Read more

SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2

   SQL Server 2008 R2 is a big release, with new “editions” (MSDN contains the detailed feature by edition matrix), and includes also significant enhancements in Reporting Services. The stand-alone download package for Report Builder 3.0 is available as well.  More details about Reporting Services 2008 R2 and Report Builder 3.0 can be found here:… Read more

Report Builder 3.0, August CTP

A small stand-alone MSI for Report Builder 3.0, August CTP, is now available for download here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=160384 Download packages for SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP are available here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e19689bd-38dd-46c4-8645-f58ca4d61d1f   Enjoy! Update: Report Builder 3.0 was released as RTM version in the meantime.  Please check this related Report Builder blog post for more details…. Read more

SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP – What’s New In Reporting Services?

[Cross-posting from my own blog] The August CTP download is available for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. The public download is now also active here. The Data Platform Insider blog provides an overview of what’s new in this first public CTP release for SQL Server 2008 R2.  If you are reading this blog, you are probably… Read more