Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March 10: Bill Fitzgerald on SQL Server Reporting Services

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 10 at 7 PM.

Member Bill Fitzgerald will present “SSRS 101: SQL Server Reporting System for beginners”:

SSRS – SQL Server Reporting System has been evolving quietly over the past decade and has now emerged as Microsoft’s preferred tool for preparing and displaying database reports. It is the default reporting system for SQL Server and .NET, and also is a powerful standalone report generator. At the same time there has been a decline in the support for the  integration of Crystal Reports with .NET, creating a need that Microsoft has moved to fill.

SSRS is well supported, there are many tutorials available and perhaps most important for some of us – it’s free!

This presentation will look at SSRS from a VFP programmer’s point of view and show how one VFP programmers made the journey to learning enough about SSRS to do most of the things we do with the VFP report writer. (Alas- not all- but most.) It will also show a few things that can’t be done with the VFP report writer.