Synopses & Reviews
Ever wished for a tool that can turn enterprise data into meaningful reports that could be shared easily with co-workers, customers, and partners?
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services is the "magic wand" you need to unleash the hidden power of data. The author, who has worked closely with the Reporting Services Development Team, takes you on an insightful tour that provides an authoritative yet independent view of the technology.
Supplying much-needed technological information to workers, administrators, and developers, Applied Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services shows you how to apply Reporting Services in real life to build innovative Business Intelligence solutions that drive decisions. Information workers will learn how to design feature-rich standard and ad hoc reports. The book gives administrators the necessary background to install, upgrade, and manage the report environment. It teaches developers powerful ways to extend Reporting Services and integrate it with a wide range of applications.
The book doesn't assume any prior experience with Microsoft Reporting Services. It is designed as an easy-to-follow guide for navigating safely the most intricate aspects of the technology. New concepts are introduced with step-by-step instructions and hands-on lessons. Video presentations help the reader stay on track when a picture is worth more than a thousand words.
The book website at www.prologika.com provides sample chapters, source code, discussion forum, and online video tutorials.
"Those who are familiar with Teo's previous books will not be disappointed with his latest work. . . . Like other Prologika books there are plenty of documented real-world stories & lessons learned to save you finding out the hard way." Nick Barclay, Microsoft MVP and senior solutions architect
"A highly recommended bookit's ideal for both beginners and experienced developers." Chriss Webb, MVP, owner, Crossjoin Consulting
"This is a great resource for those who are looking to get the most out of the Microsoft reporting platform. Leveraging his lengthy experience with the product and close relationship with the development team at Microsoft, Teo provides an insiders view of the product that goes beyond simple tutorials and screenshots. The book has a wealth of information about little known areas of the product and is loaded with practical examples that will save you time and frustration during your next reporting project." Brian Welcker, former Group Program Manager Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
About the Author
Teo Lachev is a developer, author, and mentor with Reporting Services. He works as a technical architect for a leading financial institution where he designs and implements business intelligence solutions for the banking industry. A Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2004 for his contribution to the technical community, Teo is also a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He is the author of Applied Microsoft Analysis Services 2005 and the coauthor of the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Implementation and Maintenance Training Kit. He frequently speaks at user groups and conferences such as TechEd and PASS. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.