I'm Brian Welcker, Group Program Manager for SQL Server Reporting Services. I was doing a webast last week on the new Report Viewer controls in Visual Studio 2005 and during the question and answer phase, someone asked me if the sample code would be on my blog. My response was that I didn't have a blog. Then I though "why not?" I have always loved to write and I spend lots of times answering questions on the newsgroups. I think I simply felt like I couldn't do a "proper" blog. I'm not one to do things halfway and I never felt I could post with any reasonable frequency. Nonetheless, I'll do my best to keep you up to date on what's going on with me and my areas of interest.

Most of the contents here will be about the product I work on, SQL Server Reporting Services. If you haven't given it a try, I would encourage you to do so. I will might throw in a little music, politics, or games (I have a level 45 paladin in the Dragonblight realm of WOW). Don't look to me for lots of code samples (it's been close to 10 years since I've written production code) but I'll try to give you some tips and tricks and some insight into the innerworkings of Microsoft product development. If you have specific topics you would like me to blog about, feel free to suggest them.