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  • Jun 26, 2014
    Education

    Session 3: Enhancing Reports with Interactive Features  

    Running Time: 59 minutes | For users who access and view reports online most of the time, you can add interactive features to make it easier for them to use your reports. In this session, you'll learn how to allow the user to change the sort order of data, add tooltips, or make it possible to expand and collapse sections of your report. You'll also learn how to employ navigation aids to help the user easily move to information located in the same report or to access information contained in a related report or web page. For users who regularly print or export reports as PDF documents, you'll learn how the structure of a page depends on rendering and how to use various report properties that influence the layout of items on a page and pagination....More
  • Jun 26, 2014
    Education

    Session 2: Visualizing Data  

    Running Time: 57 minutes | Reporting Services includes a wide variety of options for displaying information as a data visualization. This session begins by describing how to work with chart controls and how to apply basic formatting to charts. A key performance indicator is a special type of data visualization that you can add to a report to monitor progress to goals. This session shows you the many options available for using a gauge as a key performance indicator and also how to use the indicator report item. In addition, you'll learn about working with spatial data in general, how to use the map wizard to create a map, and how to fine-tune the appearance of a map by configuring properties for the map....More
  • Jun 26, 2014
    Education

    Session 1: Developing Reports  

    Running Time: 65 minutes | In this session, you'll learn a variety of report development techniques that take advantage of the rich set of features available in Reporting Services. You'll start by learning how to work with report server projects in SQL Server Data Tools and how to manage report server project files and properties. Then you'll learn all the data source types you can use to display data in your report, how to connect to these data source types by creating data sources, and how to design queries for these data source types to create datasets. Next, you'll learn how to work with each type of report item, how to configure properties to control appearance and behavior of each report item, and how to work with properties specific to the tablix. Last, you'll learn how to enhance reports by adding calculations and using expressions to change properties dynamically....More
  • May 12, 2014
    Video
    Windows IT Pro

    Session 3: AlwaysOn and Backup Integration with Windows Azure  

    Running Time: 56 minutes In this session you’ll learn about the new AlwaysOn Availability Groups and backup features in SQL Server 2014. You’ll see how to use the compression and encryption features in SQL Server 2014’s backup. Next, you’ll see how the new AlwaysOn Availability Groups can leverage on-premise replicas for high availability (HA) and Azure replicas for disaster recovery (DR)....More
  • May 12, 2014
    Video
    Windows IT Pro

    Session 2: Getting Started with In-Memory OLTP  

    In this session you'll learn how the new In-Memory OLTP engine works. You’ll see how to use the new AMR (Analyze, Migrate, Report) tool to analyze your tables and stored procedures and then migrate them to the new memory-optimized format. Finally, you’ll see how to track the performance of your memory-optimized databases....More
  • May 12, 2014
    Video
    Windows IT Pro

    Session 1: SQL Server 2014 New Features, Editions, and Licensing  

    This introductory session provides an overview of all of the major new features in SQL Server 2014. You’ll learn which features are included in which editions of SQL Server 2014. Finally, you’ll get a look at some of the common licensing scenarios for SQL Server 2014 with virtualization and AlwaysOn....More
  • Apr 2, 2014
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    The Ideal Monitoring Strategy for Applications Powered by SQL Server

    Ensuring optimal performance of applications powered by SQL Server is on top of every DBA’s agenda. Given the complex and dynamic nature of today’s business applications, it is imperative that administrators put together a proactive monitoring strategy to avoid DBA stress and burnout....More
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