James is a big data and data warehousing technology specialist at Microsoft. He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data technologies, including MPP solutions involving hybrid technologies of relational data, Hadoop, and private and public cloud. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 30 years of IT experience. James is a popular blogger (JamesSerra.com) and speaker, having presented at dozens of PASS events including the PASS Business Analytics conference and the PASS Summit. He is the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Windows Azure SQL Reporting was the new name of the reporting services component (which was formerly known as SQL Azure Reporting Services) that went live June 12, 2012.
However today, October 31, 2013, notification went out to current Windows Azure SQL Reporting customers that the service will be discontinued in 12 months (October 31, 2014). Customers were directed to migrate their report instances to SQL Server Reporting Services running on Windows Azure Virtual Machines.
SQL Server Reporting Services running on Windows Azure Virtual Machines will provide customers with full native mode feature set, broader data access, and the ability to shut down VMs when not in use for greater flexibility in controlling costs. Current customers will continue to maintain full functionality in their current SQL Reporting deployment for 12 months, while new customers will be directed to use VMs with SSRS for their Azure reporting instances.
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