October 2009 SQL Lunches

#1-Report Builder 2.0 for Self-Service Reporting

Report Builder
Speaker: Tim Mitchell

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BIO: Tim is a Microsoft SQL Server consultant, developer, speaker, and trainer. He has been working with SQL Server for over 6 years, working primarily in database development, business administration, data integration, and automation. He has earned a number of industry certifications and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M at Commerce. Tim is principal and senior data engineer for Tyleris Data Solutions, a business intelligence and data management consulting firm. As an active member of the community, Tim has spoken at venues including SQL Saturday and the PASS Business Intelligence SIG, and is an active volunteer and speaker at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in Dallas. Tim is an author and forum contributor on SQLServerCentral.com and has published dozens of SQL Server training videos on JumpstartTV.com.

Topic: #1-Report Builder 2.0 for Self-Service Reporting
For the DBA, creating and maintaining reports can take up a significant amount of time. Constantly changing requirements, an endless stream of ad-hoc requests, and simple formatting changes all add up to a good deal of maintenance. To lighten the load, Microsoft offers SQL Server Report Buider 2.0, an easy-to-use reporting tool for building published and ad-hoc reports using SQL Server Reporting Services. In this SQL Lunch presentation, we'll look at the capabilities of Report Builder 2.0 and how it can be used with SSRS to allow users to create and maintain many of their own reports.

#2-SQL 2008 Data Compression

Report Builder
Speaker: Patrick LeBlanc

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BIO: Patrick LeBlanc is a Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence Technical Solution Professional. He has written several blogs and articles on his blog at http://patrickdleblanc.com, www.sqlservercentral.com and www.bidn.com. Along with his 10+ years experience he holds a Masters of Science degree from Louisiana State University. He is the author and co-author of four SQL Server books. His past work experiences include Sr. Consultant at Pragmatic works and Database Architect at several companies. Prior to joining Microsoft he was awarded Microsoft MVP award for his contributions to the community.

Topic: #2-SQL 2008 Data Compression
SQL Server 2008 introduced two types of data compression. In this session I will show you how to implement to use tools provided by microsoft to impliment it in your environment.