Reporting is a huge part of any DBA's job with constant changes and new requests for data that non-technical people can use. And more
and more often the format of choice is PDF, which ensures the end result looks the same on many different platforms. Kathi Kellenberger takes a look at a product that can allow end-users to generate PDFs from a database and easily send them to other people.
Every DBA should know what is going on with their database servers, but this is a chore that requires some type of tool to help. SQLCentric from Pearl Knowledge Solutions is a tool that can help you and SQL Server MVP Satya Shyam brings us a look how to setup and use this tool in your environment.
A new product from SoftArtisans makes it easy for Reporting Services users to work in their familiar Word and Excel environments. Longtime author Jonathan Spink brings us a review of this software.