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What’s New in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2012

This is a short summary of new features found in SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services.

‘SQL with Style’ class by Joe Celko

Come learn about SQL with author Joe Celko. August 24th, 2012 in Oklahoma City, OK, USA.

SQL Rally 2012 BI Track Highlights

PASS SQL Rally in Dallas, TX had some great speakers. Here is my list of some great sessions on the business intelligence track of the conference.

Microsoft Exams 2-for-1

With all the certification paths being updated, Microsoft is offering a limited time* “Two for One” exam offer.   Technology paths include Windows 7,  Windows Server 8/cloud, Visual Studio 2010 and of course SQL Server. 1.  To purchase your “two-for-one” voucher, visit Prometric’s website. 2.  Just purchase and take a qualifying exam at full price between […]

SQL 2012 Study Materials

This started as my personal list of study materials, but it bears sharing.  I got started studying as I studied for the new SQL 2012 Beta Exams.  You might still get a slot to try out the exams for free over at the Born to Learn blog  Once you choose an exam, follow their link […]

Great tool for MS SQL Report Services file backups

Just a quick thanks to the author of this script tool which makes backing up SSRS reports very easy.

SQL Saturday in Dallas April 2nd

Hope you can make it to SQL Saturday. Always good to ‘sharpen the saw’ and update skills. Coming up Saturday April 3 in Irving, TX.

Learning the Microsoft BI Stack: SSRS

I’ve been learning and working with IBM Cognos since it arrived on my desk in 1999.  It was an ugly brown box labeled Cognos 5.5.  Since then I’ve studied and learned 6.x then 7.x and finally made the painful transition to 8.x. Now I’m studying both the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack (SSAS, SSIS and SSRS) […]

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