SQL Server 2008: The New Report Designer and Tablix

I’ve had some time to experiment with the new report designer in the November CTP and continue to believe this will be a reasonable alternative to the Visual Studio interface for business users who participate in the report development process, as I mentioned in my post Looking Forward to Report Designer Features in Katmai’s Reporting […]

SQL Server 2008: Data Profiling Task – the Quick Version

Maintaining data quality is important throughout the organization, but certainly BI applications are expected to maintain an even higher standard because we have greater control over the data going into the data warehouse. As with most things in life, the ideal seldom matches the real for a number of reasons. In SQL Server 2008 (November […]

SQL Server 2008: More to Know About Script Task and Script Component

The most anticipated change to the Script Task and Script Component has certainly been the change from VSA to VSTA for developing the script code. As a result of this change, the script language is no longer limited to Visual Basic .NET; now developers can choose to code using Visual C# .NET instead. Virtually every introduction to […]