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.
Visual Studio developers have enjoyed the benefits of intellisense for some time, but us SQL Server users have had to work from memory. Wayne Fillis was so enthralled with a new offering from Red Gate he wrote a short review and sent it in. Check out his thoughts and how this product can help you.