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Reporting Services Advanced Topics

by Stacia Misner Varga

This course is for report developers who have some experience developing reports with Reporting Services. It explains advanced techniques for working with data visualizations, Analysis Services as a data source, and custom functions.

What you'll learn

This course covers advanced topics in Reporting Services for report developers having some experience with the product. It provides in-depth coverage of data visualization properties and techniques for presenting data visually in charts and maps. It also explains how working with Analysis Services as a data source is different from working with relational sources and shows how to query Analysis Services cubes and how to work with parameters and the report layout when using cube data. This course also shows how report developers can extend Reporting Services functionality by adding custom functions to reports. The features and demonstrations in this course focus on the SQL Server 2008 R2 release, although the custom functions topic also applies to earlier versions of Reporting Services.

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About the author

Stacia Misner Varga is an instructor, author, and principal consultant of Data Inspirations. Her career spans more than 30 years, with a focus on improving business practices through technology. Since 2000, she has provided consulting and education services for Microsoft’s data platform and authored or co-authored many books covering this topic. In addition, Stacia has been a frequent speaker over the years at technology conferences worldwide.

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