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Random stuff by Geoff Snowman

October, 2005

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    Introduction to Reporting Services Webcast Series On Demand

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    My webcast series on SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services is now available on demand. The ideal attendee for this series is someone who needs to develop reports, but hasn't used SQL Server Reporting Services before. In the series I assume that you've done...
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    Simple Walk Through of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services XML Data Source

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    A cool new feature of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services is that you can report on XML data. These are the steps in the demo I did today: Create a new web service. Add a public class called product to the web service: Public Class Product...
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    Converting Crystal to Reporting Services

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    Perhaps the most-asked question when I talk about Reporting Services is "I'm using Crystal Reports. How do I migrate existing reports to Reporting Services?" Microsoft doesn't sell a tool to do this conversion. I'm aware of three services: Hitachi...
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    Creating Report Headers

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    I'm still answering questions from my recent webcast series . I got a question by e-mail from someone who is converting from Access and wants to add headers and footers to a report. Actually, there are several different places you can work with headers...
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    Upcoming User Group Meetings

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    Here's a list of upcoming .NET user group meetings in my territory: PA, DE, MD, DC, VA and WV. Maryland Tuesday, November 1, Baltimore, MD Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals Clyde Barretto presents Building Custom Data Bound Windows...
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    RDL Will be Updated for SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

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    Another question I was asked today was whether we will publish a new version of the RDL specification when 2005 ships. The answer is yes. Although the concepts are the same, there have been some detailed changes and we will publish a new version of the...
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    Virtual Labs

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    Folks who attended my webcast series and want some hands-on experience might want to check out one of the virtual labs for Reporting Services. These allow you to play with the product without having to install it on your machine. There are a couple...
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    Book Chapter

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    There's a book chapter that covers architecture and new features of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services on the web. You can find it here .
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    Two Reporting Services Blogs

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    Here are two blogs that are really helpful for Reporting Services fans: Brian Welcker, Group Program Manager, Reporting Services Chris Hays, Architect, RDL
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