Tyler Chessman

Tyler Chessman is a technology specialist for Microsoft, helping customers evaluate and adopt Microsoft's business intelligence (BI) platform. He's the author of the book Understanding the United States Debt (CreateSpace).

Articles by Tyler Chessman
Using the MapPoint Web Service to Fix a Bug in AdventureWorks2008
See how a new application uses geocoding to fix some AdventureWorks2008 spatial values
JavaScript Development
Learn about two solutions that make writing JavaScript easier
Integrating SQL Server 2008 Spatial Capabilities with Microsoft Virtual Earth
See how to put the SQL Server 2008 GEOGRAPHY and GEOMETRY data types to work in your applications.
SSIS Logging and Data Auditing
Use Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) to customize package logging.
CLR UDT Caveats
CLR UDTs aren't intended to turn SQL Server into a full-blown object-oriented database. Learn about the proper place of CLR UDTs and methods for overcoming common objections to using them.
Using Large CLR UDTs in SQL Server 2008 1
See how the VarBinaryComp UDT takes advantage of new support for large types to store,compress, and decompress up to 2GB of binary data.
Creating a Custom Data-Processing Extension 5
Learn how to create a data-processing extension that will wrap around the default SSRS data-process extension to prevent complex queries or queries with large estimated result sets from running.
Working with Estimated Query Execution Plans 1
If you want to be able to see the complexity and size of queries, consider implementing estimated execution plans in your organization.
Estimated Execution Plans' Shortcomings
Estimated execution plans are very useful when trying to see how complex and large a query is. However, these plans aren't always generated. Find out why estimated execution plans aren't generated in certain situations.
SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2007
Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2007 help you develop business intelligence by using the power of SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 to analyze your organization's data.
Excel 2007's Powerful PivotTables
Microsoft Excel 2007 PivotTables give you more ways than ever to analyze and present data from SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 OLAP cubes.
Using Reporting Services in an Internet/Extranet Environment 8
How can you use SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services to deploy reports when Windows Authentication isn’t available—and without the risk of one partner seeing another’s data? Here’s how to set up custom authentication and filtering for Web-based reporting.
What About Web Services?
Are you wondering about alternatives for providing reports in a non-Windows–authenticated environment? One effective approach is the use of the Report Server Web service. Here are the pros and cons of this solution.
Creating Report Models
Learn different ways to build a report model.
No-Nonsense Reporting Tool
Check out Report Builder, a new and easy-to-learn ad hoc reporting tool in SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services.
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