Monday, June 24, 2013

Learn SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services is released

Learning SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services was released today by Packt publishers. This is my second book on Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (which may be called a second edition). It is enlarged to include Reporting Services Integration with SharePoint 2010. With 566 pages it is somewhat thicker than the first edition (Learning SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services). However, the book has a large number of screen shots like my first book and is somewhat thinner than most other books in this genre. The reviewers and technical editors have put in a lot of effort and time to make this happen.

I take this opportunity to thank the reviewers (Satya Shyam Jayanty and Ritesh Shah) for their meticulous reading of the manuscript; the technical editors, Azharuddin Sheik, Mausam Kothari, Varun Pius Rodrigues, and Lubna Shaikh and many others at Pakct Publishing for their excellent editing and Microsoft Forums' (MSDN, TechNet and SharePoint) help for answering so many of my questions.

Summary of Hands-on tasks you learn:
  • 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
  • Learn to create Data Driven alerts in SharePoint and monitor them on SQL Agent on SSMS
  • Work with Windows Azure Reporting Services using Windows Azure Portal and SSMS
  • Write applications in SSIS and WPF to access reports and access native server reports from SharePoint Site
I hope this book is appreciated as much as the earlier one.

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