Pro SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services: Edition 3

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Pro SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services opens the door to delivering customizable, web-enabled reports across your business at reasonable cost. Reporting Services is Microsoft’s enterprise-level reporting platform. It is included with many editions of SQL Server, and is something you’ll want to take advantage of if you’re running SQL Server as your database engine.

Reporting Services provides a full set of tools with which to create and deploy reports. Create interactive reports for business users. Define reporting models from which business users can generate their own ad hoc reports. Pull data from relational databases, from XML, and from other sources. Present that data to users in tabular and graphical forms, and more. Reporting Services experts Brian McDonald, Rodney Landrum, and Shawn McGehee show how to do all this and much more in this third edition of their longstanding book on the topic.

  • Provides best practices for using Reporting Services
  • Covers the very latest in new features for SQL Server 2012
  • Your key to delivering business intelligence across the enterprise
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About the author

Brian K. McDonald, MCDBA, MCSD, is a business intelligence and data warehouse geek working for Acosta, the top sales and marketing company in the US. Brian was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio but he currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his beautiful wife and his two little ninja's; Bailey and Kylie. As an independent consultant, Brian has experiences in architecting data warehouses, data modeling, database administration, SQL Server Reporting Services, Integration Services, and Analysis Services. He has worked as an application developer, network administrator, and database administrator throughout his 12 years in the IT industry. A characteristic groomed while serving his country in the United States Marine Corps, Brian takes pride in all his projects and diligently works to not only meet expectations, but greatly exceed them. Brian has written for many industry websites and continually strives to improve his skill-set both professionally and personally. Brian is an active member of his local SQL Server User's Group and has presented for user groups, Code Camps and many SQL Saturday events in the southeast U.S. When not working, Brian enjoys "geeking" out with his wife Sherri and allowing his children to practice their UFC style moves on him.
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Apress
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Published on
Sep 12, 2012
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Pages
516
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ISBN
9781430238119
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Databases / General
Computers / Information Technology
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Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration goes beyond teaching just the core competencies of effective database administration. You will also learn the latest trends in SQL Server such as virtualizing and consolidating of servers, and using SQL Server in the cloud as a service. Administrators experienced on other platforms will find insight from comparisons of key features between SQL Server and other platforms. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration lays an excellent foundation for success as an SQL Server database administrator.

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