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SSRS 101 – Creating a SQL Server Reporting Services Project

This is the second installment in this series of SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 Beginner posts. You can read the previous post here. If you are wondering why Beginner, please read the SQL Server 2012 for Beginners post to learn more. With that, let’s get started.

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 29 January 2013

SSRS 101 – Prerequisites

Before I actually start explaining and demonstrating how to build SQL Server Reporting Service (SSRS) reports there are few things you must have installed or restored before you can begin. As mentioned in my previous post, SQL Server 2012 for Beginners, this is a journey. While the first part… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 23 January 2013

SQL Server 2012 for Beginners

I have been working for Microsoft for the past two years. One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is the fact that I work with US Education. I get to evangelize SQL Server and Business Intelligence to Colleges, Universities and Public Schools across the country. I build Proof… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 22 January 2013

Power View Matrix Drill Capabilities

The features and capabilities of Power View have definitely improved since its release. One of my favorite features is the new drill-through ability in either a Matrix or Chart. In this post I will walk you through building a drill-through Matrix. If you prefer to watch a video instead of… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 21 January 2013

How to Create Reporting Services 2012 Report Templates

When I started writing this blog I realized it has been several months since my last post.  I guess that is what happens when you try to write two books at the same time.  Oh well, on to the post.  Back in November of 2009 I published a blog titled,…

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 27 June 2012

How to Create Reporting Services 2012 Report Templates

When I started writing this blog I realized it has been several months since my last post.  I guess that is what happens when you try to write two books at the same time.  Oh well, on to the post.  Back in November of 2009 I published a blog titled,… Read more

0 comments, 960 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 27 June 2012

SQL Lunch - SQL Reporting Services

Tomorrow at 11:30 CST Pam Shaw will be talking SQL Reporting Services (SSRS).  If you have time, join us for some SQL Lunch.  Here are the details:

#64-Taking the Scary out of Monster Reports

Speaker: Pam Shaw

Add To Outlook: Add To Calendar

Date and Time: 3/22/2012 11:30:00 AM…

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 21 March 2012

SQL Lunch–SQL Reporting Services

Tomorrow at 11:30 CST Pam Shaw will be talking SQL Reporting Services (SSRS).  If you have time, join us for some SQL Lunch.  Here are the details:

#64-Taking the Scary out of Monster Reports

Speaker: Pam Shaw

Add To Outlook: Add To Calendar

Date and Time: 3/22/2012 11:30:00 AM… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 21 March 2012

SQL Lunch Rescheduled

Due to a few scheduling conflicts the SQL Lunch scheduled for tomorrow as been rescheduled.  The event will be on March 22, 2012 at the same time.  I apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused anyone.  Here are the details of the lunch:

#64-Taking the Scary out of…

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 14 March 2012

SQL Lunch Rescheduled

Due to a few scheduling conflicts the SQL Lunch scheduled for tomorrow as been rescheduled.  The event will be on March 22, 2012 at the same time.  I apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused anyone.  Here are the details of the lunch:

#64-Taking the Scary out of…

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 14 March 2012

Speaking at the SQL Lunch UK

Yep, that’s correct, the SQL Lunch has expanded to the UK with one slight change.  Unlike the SQL Lunch that I host online here in the U.S., the SQL Lunch UK, which is hosted by Dave Bally (@davebally), will be held at a physical location.  Well except for the… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 24 February 2012

Speaking at the SQL Lunch UK

Yep, that’s correct, the SQL Lunch has expanded to the UK with one slight change.  Unlike the SQL Lunch that I host online here in the U.S., the SQL Lunch UK, which is hosted by Dave Bally (@davebally), will be held at a physical location.  Well except for the… Read more

0 comments, 239 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 24 February 2012

SQL Rally: Don't Vote for my Sessions

So I found out on Friday that I am going to be a speaker at the Dallas SQL Rally, which is very exciting.  I had the honor of not only presenting a pre-con and one regular session at the first SQL Rally in Orlando, but since there was a… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 20 February 2012

SQL Rally: Don’t Vote for My Sessions

So I found out on Friday that I am going to be a speaker at the Dallas SQL Rally, which is very exciting.  I had the honor of not only presenting a pre-con and one regular session at the first SQL Rally in Orlando, but since there was a… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 20 February 2012

AlwaysOn: Configuring Secondary Read-Only Access

Now that you have AlwaysOn configured and your first Availability Group (AG) created, it’s time to start leveraging those secondary replicas.  The first step is to set the connection access for the primary and secondary role, if you haven’t already done so.  You have three choices:

  1. No:  No user…

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 8 February 2012

AlwaysOn: Configuring Secondary Read-Only Access

Now that you have AlwaysOn configured and your first Availability Group (AG) created, it’s time to start leveraging those secondary replicas.  The first step is to set the connection access for the primary and secondary role, if you haven’t already done so.  You have three choices:

  1. No:  No user…

Read more

0 comments, 487 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 8 February 2012

Speaking for Baton Rouge UGs and SQL Lunch Next Week

I have been quiet over the past year trying to get acclimated to my new job and my new found work life balance.  Now that I have figured it all out I am slowly beginning to present on a regular basis.  Next Wednesday (2/8/2012) I have the opportunity to give a short… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 2 February 2012

Speaking for Baton Rouge UGs and SQL Lunch Next Week

I have been quiet over the past year trying to get acclimated to my new job and my new found work life balance.  Now that I have figured it all out I am slowly beginning to present on a regular basis.  Next Wednesday (2/8/2012) I have the opportunity to give… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 2 February 2012

PowerView: Coordinating Chart Colors

During a recent customer engagement I was asked if it was possible to ensure that the colors in a Line Graph for a particular value would be the same color for the same value on a Bar Chart.  I thought, GOOD QUESTION.  I launched PowerView and started creating a report. …

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 10 January 2012

Speaking at Knoxville SQL Server User Group

I am excited to announce that I will be giving a virtual presentation to the Knoxville SQL Server User Group.  While I have been giving several internal presentations at Microsoft, I have not been speaking in the community on a regular basis.  I look to change that this year.  There… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 4 January 2012

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