SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Aug 18 2012 at DeVry University, 4141 Rockside Road, Cleveland, Ohio, 44131, United States

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Welcome to SQLSaturday #164

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Aug 18 2012 at DeVry University, 4141 Rockside Road Suite 110, Cleveland, OH 44131. Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of 10.00 so that we can provide a lunch - not pizza! Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.


Pre-Con: Reporting Services: From Rookie to Rockstar in a Day.

Friday, August 17, 2012, 8:00AM - 5:00PM


This workshop provides an introduction to Reporting Services for report developers having no prior experience with the product by explaining how to use the development tools effectively, how to present and enhance data in a report, and how to create dynamic reports. Even if you have some experience with Reporting Services already, this workshop explores aspects of Reporting Services that are not well-documented and unintuitive, providing you with an opportunity to expand your skills and make the most of this reporting tool. In a jam-packed day of discussions and demonstrations, you learn:
  • How to approach the report development process
  • How to manage key components of a report project: data sources, datasets, report items, and data regions
  • How to use a tablix effectively to design the layout of data with creative groupings
  • How to use expressions to display data or change the appearance and behavior of a report in practical ways
  • How to use report parameters with and without query parameters
  • How to use data visualization features to enhance the communication of information
  • How to add interactivity to reports
  • How to work with pagination and rendering features to manage page layout

The features and demonstrations in this course apply to SQL Server 2008 and later, although most functionality we discuss also applies to earlier versions of Reporting Services.


Stacia Misner has over 25 years of experience with improving business practices through technology and has been providing consulting and education services for Microsoft’s business intelligence technologies since 2000. She is a SQL Server MVP, MCITP, MCTS, and has authored or co-authored multiple books about Microsoft business intelligence technologies.

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