Using the ReportViewer control in .NET 2.0?

One of the coolest controls that Visual Studio 2005 includes is the report design and view functionality of the ReportViewer controls. What used to be a server-only function, .RDL (now...

SQL Server 2005 Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007

Over the weekend Microsoft released some cool add-ins for Excel 2007 and Visio 2007: Table Analysis Tools for Excel – this add-in provides you with easy-to-use tasks that leverage SQL Serv...

SQL Server 2005 Worst Practices

Thanks for attending my talk last night and letting me share my SQL Server 2005 Worst Practices. I hope I didn’t embarass anyone too badly by highlighting your practice in my talk! Here ar...

Boise .NET User Group this Week

If you are in the Boise area, be sure to attend Thursday’s meeting of the Boise .NET User Group. I’ll be delivering a talk on “SQL Server 2005 Worst Practices”. If time permit...

Updated SQL Server 2005 Samples and Sample Databases

I just noticed that there is a December update to the SQL 2005 samples. The December 2006 update is identical to the July 2006 update, except that support for Windows Vista has been added. If you alr...

Visual Studio 2005 / SQL Server 2005 and Vista

I’m getting more and more questions regarding running Visual Studio 2005 on Vista. Here’s the summary from Microsoft: “Visual Studio 2005 is supported on Windows Vista. We recommend...

Nice meeting new friends in Iowa

Thank you for the good time last night at the Iowa .NET User Group meeting. I enjoyed spending the evening with these easy-going, but tech-savvy folks. We had a good turnout, great questions, and a f...