While SQL Server Reporting Services provides an easy way to upload an RDL file into Reporting Services, it doesn't provide an easy way to extract the RDL file. Fortunately, you can use the ReportService2010 web service to do this....More
A recap of this week's news on SQL Server Pro, including insights on SQL Server 2014 adoption, Microsoft's new Analytics Platform System that's bringing a data culture to every organization, and new third-party business intelligence solutions....More
In the news today is a survey of databases in use, the release of Forerunner Mobilizer to manage SQL Server Reporting Services across mobile devices, and OpenShift by Red Hat's plans to add SQL Server support to its cloud platform.
I know all the Microsoft buzz is about Power BI and Excel these days, but customers need real-world, professional business intelligence solutions that meet their complex real world requirements today....More
As summer nears, the Power BI Preview is making bigger waves with every weekly release. Popular data sources and a plethora of Power BI Designer enhancements are being released at light speed pace. Check out the highlights on what has been released and what we might see next....More
Over the past few years we did not hear anything from Microsoft about SQL Server on-premises business intelligence enhancements. The extended cricket-chirping silence left us speculating about the future of Reporting Services, Analysis Services and other key technologies that are being used today to power critical decision making solutions. Good news, the waiting and wondering is over. Microsoft recently announced significant SQL Server on-premises upgrades for business intelligence in numerous presentations at both //build and Ignite conferences....More
In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More