Saturday, October 16, 2010

Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group

I will be presenting on SSRS 2008 R2 Report Parts at the Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group this Wednesday evening, October 20th. This will be very similar to the presentation that I did for SQL Saturday #52, but with some changes based on things I have learned since.

For more details on how to get to the meeting location, please click here.

To see my slides for this presentation, please see below and I hope to see you all there on Wednesday night!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

SQL Saturday #52 - Denver, CO

Sorry for the long absence on this blog, as with many things work has been getting in the way.

Anyway, I was able to present at SQL Saturday #52 here in Denver, CO on 9/25/10. My session was all about SSRS 2008R2 Report Parts. A very specific new feature in SQL Server 2008 R2 that has some great potential, but also so big issues in this first iteration. Hopefully Microsoft will add some new capabilities to Report Parts in future versions of SQL Server.

Below is a link to download my presentation slides if you are interested in learning more about this feature. Sorry I don't have any sample code that I can provide for the demo section of the session since all of it was done in Report Builder 3.0.

I will try my best to post more in the future, I have quite a few things coming up that will make for good blog posts.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rest of Microsoft RTMs!

Microsoft has been really busy finishing up all their 2010 products! After the Visual Studio 2010 RTM a couple of weeks ago they now have announced that all of the Office 2010 Suite (including SharePoint Server 2010) and SQL Server 2008 R2 have RTM'ed.

I have not been able to find out when the Office 2010 Suite will be available for download on MSDN, but SQL Server 2008 R2 will be available on 5/3. For details on the SSRS changes see Robert Bruckner's blog post.

Time to rebuild all of my VMs! :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Visual Studio 2010 RTM!

Today is the day for Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET 4.0 Framework releases! For those with MSDN subscriptions head to the side and download whatever version you can. I'm looking forward to all of the upgraded look-n-feel and the integrated SharePoint development. I will try to pass on as much stuff about the SharePoint development in VS2010 as I can, since that is something that I am going to start learning now as well.

Stay tuned!

24 Hours of SQL PASS 2010

Sorry for the lack of updates, but things have been pretty quiet as SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010 are getting ready for RTM.

Go to this link for some free training from SQL PASS! Most of it is focused on SQL Server 2008 R2, which will be very timely in May with RTM coming around or just before that timeframe.