Just stepping out the door on on my way to the DevTeach / SQL Teach conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The conference begins tomorrow at the conference center and the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby. I’m looking forward to meeting up with other MVPs and associates from SolidQ.
I’ll… Read more
I’m working with a client to help them move all reports in their company from native mode (Reporting Services not integrated with SharePoint) to SharePoint integrated mode. At the same time, we will help them migrate hundreds of report in SSRS 2005 and 2008 R2 to SSRS in SQL Server… Read more
The SQL Server 2012 upgrade white paper is now available from Microsoft. I’m proud to have made a contribution and to work with these industry leaders. This extensive 454 page guide was published and edited by Microsoft and written by mentors from SolidQ. It is a valuable reference for administrators,… Read more
In response to a post I made on an unrelated topic, a reader said "I’m not really a fan of SSRS, preferring to use an ASP.NET and HTML interface…"
I’d like to move that discussion to the this thread and keep it on topic. This is an interesting subject and… Read more
Thanks to the organizers and volunteers for making SQL Saturday #108 an overwhelming success. I’m just wrapping up the day following the Redmond SQL Saturday held in the Commons on the Redmond Microsoft campus. Greg Larsen and all of the organizers did a fantastic job to make this a successful… Read more
I’ll show you mine if you show me yours. Over the past nine years or so, I have showcased many examples of creative report designs on my blog and various community events. Now I’d like to hear from you and see what others in the community have done. To bring… Read more
Since the stable and mainly feature-complete versions of SQL Server 2012 have been available, I have been heads-down on multiple BI projects using this software. SQL Server 2012 is not just the next, incremental build of the same database platforms with a few added features here and there. No, SQL… Read more
I just caught a tweet from Bill Gates with yet another fascinating presentation from Hans Rosling on the Gates Notes site. This is an excellent demonstration of how Business Intelligence can be used to convey an important message.
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Over time, similar reports may be designed from variations of common queries and datasets. Creating one report to meet all these requirements can minimize development time and maintenance overhead. By evaluating existing reports and making modifications, future requirements can be met without creating yet another report. Parameters and expressions may… Read more
Carl Rabeler, SharePoint and SQL BI Expert Formerly With Microsoft SQLCAT, Rejoins SolidQ as Director of the Business Intelligence Center of Excellence.
Under Carl Rabeler’s direction, SolidQ’s Business Intelligence Center of Excellence (BI CoE) will assist customers and partners around the world by providing architectural support, security review, mentoring, content… Read more
I have to admit that the 2011 PASS Summit was such an amazing experience and there was so much to say that I honestly didn’t know where to start. It’s been three days since returning from this year’s PASS Global Summit in Seattle and I’m just now getting my thoughts… Read more
Reporting Services is one of those tools that just keeps on giving. I’ve been using SSRS since the early beta versions were available and the more opportunities I have to create advanced reports, the more creative ways I find to use this product to do interesting things. One of its… Read more