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Archives: March 2010

Managing Report Project Deployments & Version Control

What lessons have we learned about managing report projects and what are the best practices?

Since each report is stored in a separate XML-based RDL file, Reporting Services projects play well with version control.  Visual Studio Team System and Visual Source Safe integrate with the Visual Studio/BIDS shell and third-party… Read more

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Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 11 March 2010

MDX Datasets with Date Parameters

How should date type parameters be prompted?  There are two common approaches depending on how you want the parameter to appear.  Keep in mind that in a cube, a date attribute is typically not stored or presented as a date type. So you can either present the parameter as a… Read more

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Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 11 March 2010

Self-Service Reporting Best Practices on the Microsoft BI Platform

Article from the Architecture Journal ? 12-15-2009
by Paul Turley
Once upon a time, there was a big company whose IT department
wanted to ensure that everyone would see only good data in
their reports. To make sure of this, they ruled that all reports
would be created by IT… Read more

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Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 11 March 2010

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