3/14/2011

Tampa Bay SQL BI

Tampa Bay Business Intelligence User Group Meeting tonight


Mike Davis from Pragmatic Works presenting on:


SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services


6:00pm to 8:30pm @ Microsoft Tampa Regional Offices

Tonight's meeting was pretty good - the speaker, Mike Davis knew his stuff when it came to SSRS and some cubes/SSAS topics.  The talk centered around Parameters in SSRS, hidden, internal, multi select, cascading, populating from query, stored procedure vs. inline coding, the need for the dbo.split function.

I felt pretty good that I already knew most of this stuff.  But it was good to see it in 2008 R2 version as I mostly work in 2005 version which doesn't have all the bells and whistes.

It's quite amazing how deep Microsoft BI goes.  Like embedding your own custom dlls into the custom code feature.  Crystal can't compete with such diverse methods exposing all the underlying classes in Visual Basic.net.

And the best part about tonight's event, the free pizza!

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