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  • Creating a Report Template in SSRS 2000/2005/2008

    If the reports that you create for your organisation contains common items, perhaps images such as company logos, or report properties such as language or pagination settings. You can create a report template that can then be called from within Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) &nbsp;1. Create a Project and Report within ...
    Posted to Chris Testa-O'Neill (Weblog) by Testas on Wed, Dec 16 2009
  • Report Builder 3 and PowerPivot is going to move Microsoft forward in the BI market

    A number of features have been introduced which makes exciting times to be working in BI Report Builder 3 with the integration of Maps and sparkline data regions is well worth a look. check out Andrew Fryers piece here. http://blogs.technet.com/andrew/pages/using-sql-server-2008-r2-report-builder-3-with-bing-maps.aspx Powerpivot also provides ...
    Posted to Chris Testa-O'Neill (Weblog) by Testas on Wed, Dec 16 2009
  • Limit the active number of connections within Reporting Services

    November has been a busy month with the conference season.......Teched and SQLBits which I attended and of course PASS, and I will provide an update on these in my next blog A quick tip&nbsp;as a result from a question from a customer who wanted to restrict the amount of connections that a user can have to a report server that is to be hosted ...
    Posted to Chris Testa-O'Neill (Weblog) by Testas on Tue, Dec 1 2009
  • Get on the Bus (Born to Learn) evening - York

    Microsoft must be extremely happy with the turnout to the Get on the Bus/Born to Learn sessions at York University this evening. Andrew Bettany and his team at the University should be congratulated for a fantastic evening surrounding Windows 7, Exchange 2010, Windows 2008 R2 and SBS 2008. Furthermore, tonights attendance I hope will encourage ...
    Posted to Chris Testa-O'Neill (Weblog) by Testas on Fri, Oct 30 2009
  • Leeds SQL Server User Group Slide Deck - October 1st 2009

    Apologies for the delays in getting the slide deck out to the attendees of this User Group I have had trouble connecting to the folders on the site to up load the files. That mighty fine fellow, Martin Bell, has very kindly placed them on his&nbsp;site for you to download. &nbsp;I look forward to seeing you in Manchester this Thursday for the ...
    Posted to Chris Testa-O'Neill (Weblog) by Testas on Mon, Oct 12 2009
  • The front cover of SQL Server Magazine's latest issue

    For those of you that don&#39;t read SQL Server Magazine, I would recommend that you get it. It is a fantastic magazine with loads of great articles recently, with the workload, I have not had chance to open many of the issues that sit in my office waiting to be digested. However, this months issue definately got my attention. This months issue ...
    Posted to Chris Testa-O'Neill (Weblog) by Testas on Fri, Oct 2 2009
  • Leeds SQL Server User Group - 1st October

    Thanks to those that attended last nights user group in Leeds, Some great questions posed around the Business implications of SSAS and there was great interaction in the UG. Thanks to Martin as well for organising this and for QA providing the venue. Just to let you know that I will upload the slide deck once I can connect to the folder. If you ...
    Posted to Chris Testa-O'Neill (Weblog) by Testas on Fri, Oct 2 2009
  • NDF did you say, are you sure you don’t mean MDF?

    This is common reaction I observe by many students who have attended my course. And as many of the students are looking after third party applications, the data is typically stored within the default MDF files and no thought is given to the fact that within SQL Server, you can also create secondary data files, known as NDF files I can sometimes ...
    Posted to Chris Testa-O'Neill (Weblog) by Testas on Wed, Sep 30 2009
  • Community Sponsor Sessions – why should you attend?

    Tonights Manchester SQL Server User Group had the pleasure of Iain Kick, who is SQL Server systems consultant for Quest Software and Chris Burns, who is a SQL Server Consultant at Data Technology Consultants Ltd.&nbsp; Both provided excellent presentations. Chris did a fantastic presentation on the SQL Consultants Challenge that had me in ...
    Posted to Chris Testa-O'Neill (Weblog) by Testas on Thu, Sep 24 2009
  • Updates made to www.LearnSQLServer.org

    Just thought I would let you know that tonight I have updated information on the website I have&nbsp;that will provide information on learning and certification options that are available from Microsoft Learning. www.learnsqlserver.org &nbsp;
    Posted to Chris Testa-O'Neill (Weblog) by Testas on Thu, Sep 17 2009
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