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  • Blog Post: Resource List for Today's Webcast

    I'm doing a webcast today at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific on the controls that ship in Visual Studio 2005 for displaying reports in Windows Forms and ASP.NET applications. ( http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032284444&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode...
  • Blog Post: Creating Report Headers

    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 and footers. Report Header and Footer. You might...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Labs

    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 of versions of the lab: The virtual lab for...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Reporting Services Webcast Series On Demand

    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 some development in .NET, and won't freak out if...
  • Blog Post: Book Chapter

    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 .
  • Blog Post: RDL Will be Updated for SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

    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 spec.
  • Blog Post: Simple Walk Through of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services XML Data Source

    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 Public pname As String Public pcat As String Public...
  • Blog Post: Two Reporting Services Blogs

    Here are two blogs that are really helpful for Reporting Services fans: Brian Welcker, Group Program Manager, Reporting Services Chris Hays, Architect, RDL
  • Blog Post: Converting Crystal to Reporting Services

    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 Consulting RptToSql.com Report Doctor...
  • Blog Post: MAVBUG Presentation, XQuery Samples

    Last Thursday I went to MAVBUG to do a presentation on XPath and XQuery . We implemented XQuery in SQL Server 2005 so that people could query XML stored in the database. XQuery has the same relationship to XML that SQL does to relational data. That's especially true in Microsoft's implementation , as...
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