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Introduction to SQL Server 2012 – Webcast Resources

First, I would like to thank everyone for joining my webcasts today. Very much appreciated. Secondly, I would like to apologize for not being able to show the AlwaysOn demonstration. Shortly, after the webcast I found out that we lost internet connectivity to our lab. They are currently working on… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 12 April 2013

SQL Lunch – Power View Against Multidimensional Models

It has been some time since I have hosted or presented on the SQL Lunch. Work and home life is a balancing act where home typically wins. In the case of the SQL Lunch home is winning more and more every day. However, I am committed to delivering or hosting… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 19 March 2013

Successful BI for Educational Institutions

Do you work for US Education? Are you interested in Learning about Microsoft BI? If so, please join me as I discuss and demonstrate how the MS BI Suite can be used in your environment to discover and uncover hidden GEMS within your existing data structures.

Everyone likes a pretty…

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 15 March 2013

SSRS – Using a List Item to Display Details

How many times have you been asked to develop a report that displays the details for a specified group? For example, maybe you need to produce something like the following report:

The above image shows a report that contains three groupings: School, Location and Event Type. Two values, # of… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 11 March 2013

SSRS 101 – Creating a Shared Dataset

Now that you have created a Share Data Source, it’s time to add some data to your project. In this post I will explain Shared Datasets and demonstrate how to add a one to your project.

As with a data source, you can create an embedded or shared dataset. The… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 26 February 2013

SSRS 101 – Creating a Shared Data Source

In continuation with my previous post on Creating a SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Project, you will now learn how to create a Shared Data Source within that project. In this post I compare and contrast Shared and Embedded Data Sources and demonstrate how to create a Share Data… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 31 January 2013

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, 1,044 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, 259 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

0 comments, 305 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 20 February 2012

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