Thursday, May 23, 2013

Microsoft is coming to town

Microsoft tackles Apple in Honolulu and everywhere else...
Microsoft realized that retail sales are going to be important and decided to face off Apple with its popular stores. The decision was to open stores as close to Apple stores as possible. This requires a lot of logistics and the number of Microsoft stores are increasing worldwide.

It's opening shop in Honolulu soon.This store is one of 44 scheduled for 2013. What's more it directly faces the existing Apple store in the Ala Moana shopping center, the upscale shopping center in Honolulu. I am not sure, right now how many stores are open, my guess is that the total may not exceed 100 and that falls short of Apple Stores by a good 200.

There is always time to catch up.

p.s: The Apple store picture was copied from the following site:

Friday, May 10, 2013

Some details of my book on SQL Server Reporting Services 2012

This book is totally hands-on, you learn by doing it all by yourselves in record time.

  • Install SQL Server 2012, SharePoint Server 2010, and configure Reporting Services both native and SharePoint Integrated on Windows 7
  • Install SSDT and author reports, both local and remote, and deploy them to report servers
  • Develop desktop and web applications by using Report Viewer controls
  • Author different kinds of reports with the latest gadgets by working with Report Builder
  • Manage access to the report server, report scheduling, report delivery, report uploads, and downloads with Report Manager
  • Create Tabular Models with SQL Server Analysis Services and deploy them to SSAS Server using SSDT
  • Author Power View Reports from your SharePoint Site and export them as Power Point files
  • Get a first hand experience with Power View Reports, get the full breadth and width of features
  •  Don't know Power Shell. OK. Learn it here and apply it to SharePoint and Report Server APIs and WMI
  • Learn to create Data Driven alerts in SharePoint and monitor them on SQL Agent on SSMS
  • Work with SQL Azure Reporting Services using Windows Azure Portal and SSMS. Start signing up for the service end up enjoying the reports
  • Write applications in SSIS and WPF to access reports and access native server reports from SharePoint Site
  •  For details follow this link here: Protection Status