December 30, 2011

Using SSAS formatting in SSRS

Christmas time is one of my most favourite times of the year – the time when you can just lay back, relax, enjoy some quality time with your family and catch up with your old friends. While this Christmas time […]
November 30, 2011

Where did my RDL.DATA files go?

Today morning, I was reading an old post on Clearing SSRS Query cache by Alex Whittles (blog | twitter). That is when I decided to try out something and opened up my most recent project to find some rdl.data files. […]
November 24, 2011

Adding a Target line to a Horizontal Bar Chart in SSRS

This is usually the time of the year when I get to my laziest best. The cold weather and the approaching holiday season brings out  the sloth in me and I have a huge backlog of articles I need to […]
October 18, 2011

Tracking Data over Time Visually in Power View aka Project Crescent

All right, I know most of you Microsoft BI fans would be gushing over the new announcements made in PASS Summit 2011 last week. Now onwards, Project Crescent will be officially known as Power View, SQL Server Denali as SQL […]
October 10, 2011

Generating QR codes in SSRS

Over the short span of my career, I have seen many people get burnt out and change their careers from technology to some other field. It is easy to get disillusioned with a job that requires you to sit on […]
October 8, 2011

uCertify 70-448 PrepKit Review

Ok, let me put it up very bluntly – I am not a big fan of all those test and preparation sites for certifications that keeps floating around. The main reason for my dislike is that the questions are usually […]
October 6, 2011

SQLBits 9 – Hangover

At the time of writing this post, I can see yellow leaves falling to the pavements and feel the cold breeze kissing my cheeks. No matter how hard I try to resist it, reality is dawning on me that the […]
October 2, 2011

Fast Track to Spatial Reporting – SQLBits session material for download

So one more objective struck off from my annual list. Even though I had nightmares where my laptop crashed just before my session, nothing untoward happened and I managed to complete my first session at SQLBits without any problems. The […]
September 22, 2011

Book Review : MDX with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Cookbook

What do you do in your evenings when you are sent off from your base location on a month long consulting assignment? Well, I had an option to soak up the old Beatles numbers in the Cavern Pub (the birthplace […]
August 11, 2011

Export to Excel upgrades in SSRS Denali CTP3

I don’t know whether it is the same with you guys but for me, it is a bit hard to get on track and start work after a long vacation. Usually, the initial few days are spent idle before the […]