Direct Reports

Dynamics AX product-related topics for project-based businesses such as consulting, accounting, advertising, and construction.

November, 2005

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About Direct Reports

I'm the Group Program Manager for the Microsoft Dynamics AX engineering team covering Service Industries (including markets such as professional services, construction, architecture and advertising). I've been at Microsoft for over 17 years and was previously a Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Amalga Hospital Information System (HIS), part of Microsoft's Health Solution Group. I also spent 8 years as the Group Program Manager for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, where my team created and delivered the Microsoft business intelligence and reporting platform for IT Pros, end users and developers as part of SQL Server and Visual Studio. I joined Microsoft after a role as software architect for a4 Health Systems, a hospital software company in my home town of Raleigh, North Carolina.

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    At the National Grid (Features for RS.Next)

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    Now that SQL 2005 is done, we have been working on plans for the next release of Reporting Services. While we have lots of ideas for new features, we are always interested to hear about what customers want. If you would like to see something in the next...
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    Horses (Parameterized Web Service Report)

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    Several people have had trouble using the new XML data provider in SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. Unfortunately, the feature came in very late in the cycle so the documentation is really sketchy. I have built a report that uses an Anagram web services...
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    Free Dirt (SQL Launch)

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    I haven't gotten a chance to write a new blog entry since I returned from the SQL 2005 launch in San Francisco . The main entertainment (Cheap Trick and the Orange County Choppers guys) was fun but the highlight of the evening was AC/DShe, an all-girl...
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    Calling Over Time (New Reporting Services 2005 Partner Products)

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    Now that SQL Server 2005 is released, some of our partners are updating and enhancing their products to work with the new version. I want to point out two great partners in with new products. The first is a company called Neodynamic Systems ( http...
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    Houdini (GotReportViewer?)

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    If you are eager to get started with the Microsoft Report Viewer Controls in Visual Studio 2005, check out Rajeev's new site at http://www.gotreportviewer.com/ . It's got lots of great info and samples.
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    Bakesale (Upgrading from RS June CTP)

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    I know many of you have been testing Reporting Services using the SQL Server 2005 June CTP. While there is no officially supported upgrade path to the RTM version (the safest thing is to do a fresh install and then republish your reports), we do have...
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