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  • Blog Post: Using an External DataSet with Reporting Services Reports

    A colleague of mine working at the SQL Server Developer Center has written a short article on Reporting Services and DataSet data processing. You can view it here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/sql/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnsql2k/html/rsdsetex3.asp
  • Blog Post: Writing Custom Code for Reporting Services Reports

    Teo Lachev has published a partial chapter of his new book "Microsoft Reporting Services in Action" to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) online. The excerpt comes complete with sample code available as a download. Special thanks to Teo and to Manning Publication for allowing this content to be made...
  • Blog Post: GetReportParameters method

    I stumbled across this short article on using the Reporting Services SOAP API to retrieve parameter information for a report by K. Scott Allen. Visit http://odetocode.com/Articles/123.aspx
  • Blog Post: Welcome Tudor to Reporting Services Blogging

    Just wanted to let you know that Tudor has started a Reporting Services blog . As some of you may know, Tudor is the lead developer for the Reporting Services product and thereby an instrumental part of its design and development. His first post on Measuring and Improving Performance is worth a read...
  • Blog Post: Reporting Services Service Pack 1 Now Available!

    SP1 of Reporting Services can be downloaded from the following site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=580FEBF7-2972-40E7-BCCF-6CD90AC2F464&displaylang=en It contains the following new enhancements and fixes: Excel rendering extension has been improved and now supports...
  • Blog Post: Reporting Services WebParts - Walkthrough

    Check out Bryant Likes' blog for a nice walkthrough on setting up Reporting Services WebParts for SharePoint.
  • Blog Post: Clarification on the Placement of CodeGroup Elements for Extensions

    Well, I've been away for a while, lots of stuff going on at work and home. The next series of posts are going to be related to corrections and/or updates to Reporting Services Programming documentation. The first subject I would like to cover is the placement of CodeGroup elements when granting permissions...
  • Blog Post: You've just installed Reporting Services, now back up that encryption key!

    I presented some demos at this year's PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server) Community Summit on how to use the rskeymgmt utility in Reporting Services. This is a crucial tool and should be used after every Reporting Services installation. What is it good for? Well, it can do several things, least...
  • Blog Post: Sample Script for Setting Item-level Security in Reporting Services

    Report Manager is a solid, Web-based administrative tool for Reporting Services, but it is not the end-all-be-all of administrative functionality for a report server. There are many capabilities available through the Web service that Report Manager does not take advantage of. Case in point: Setting a...
  • Blog Post: Sample Script for Setting Item-level Security

    Report Manager is a solid, Web-based administrative tool for Reporting Services, but it is not the end-all-be-all of administrative functionality for a report server. There are many capabilities available through the Web service that Report Manager does not take advantage of. Case in point: Setting a...
  • Blog Post: How hard is it to write Reporting Services extensions?

    Obviously the answer to this question is fraught with conditions and dependencies. In general terms, this would be my answer (from easiest to most difficult): Data Processing Extensions: Built on the same framework as ADO.NET, a Reporting Services data processing extension models .NET data providers...
  • Blog Post: Impersonate in Reporting Services ASP.NET Web Clients

    This issue comes up quite often with users who are building client Web applications that use the Reporting Services Web service. When you develop ASP.NET client applications that generate a Web service proxy, you can authenticate the current user to the Web service in your code. However, in ASP.NET,...
  • Blog Post: Accessing a Report Server Using a URL POST Request

    If anyone is interested in a simple example of how to access a report server using a form post action, you can check out a short article here .
  • Blog Post: Accessing a Report Server Using a URL POST Request

    You may have a need to access a report server, not through GET requests or standard browser access, but through POST requests. The times when you might need to use a POST request in your application are as follows: You need to build a custom user interface with your own toolbar, parameters area...
  • Blog Post: Documenting a SOAP API: The Reporting Services Web service

    I'm often asked, especially by those developing Reporting Services' Web service clients using straight SOAP messages, why the decision was made to document the Reporting Services Web service methods from the syntactical perspective of the .NET languages VB and C#. There are several reasons for this....
  • Blog Post: Printing Reports in Reporting Services

    Reporting Services brings a lot of new and exciting features to the BI marketplace as a version one reporting tool. The programmatic interfaces as well as the extensibility architecture allow for a lot of features to be added by third-party developers. One question that I get from customers is if Reporting...
  • Blog Post: Printing Reports Programmatically Using C# and SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services

    Summary: Learn a technique for printing reports programmatically using the Reporting Services XML Web service and C#. Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services is Microsoft's latest entry into the Business Intellegence marketplace and it joins a host of other BI products for SQL Server 2000. Reporting...
  • Blog Post: Code Access Security and Custom Assemblies

    I've recently published a technical article that addresses the topic of code access security in Reporting Services. It also has some helpful tips and tricks regarding using custom assemblies in your report projects. You can find the article on MSDN at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library...
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