SSRS Tech Preview with Power BI displayed in the browser

I’m a little late catching up on a great development in the Power BI/SSRS story, but this month a new Tech Preview was released which allows you to display your Power BI files in the browser: Getting started with the Technical Preview of Power BI reports in SQL Server Reporting Services As you’ll see from…

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Power BI and SSRS just became better friends!

Really exciting and long-awaited news on integrating SSRS 2016 and Power BI this week! As described on the SQL Server Product Team Blog there’s now a preview available of the new integration between these two products. What does this really mean? Well, if you’ve been working with Power BI Desktop in a place where using the…

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Free training on Power BI on Edx

If you’re looking to ramp-up on Power BI, as I’ve been doing recently since it’s a powerful new tool which will eventually have some great integration points with SharePoint and SQL Server Reporting Services, there’s a free course available on EdX: https://www.edx.org/course/analyzing-visualizing-data-power-bi-microsoft-dat207x-1 I’ve recently been through the most recent version and apart from seeing some…

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World Wide Importers — your new “Adventure” for data reporting

One of my colleagues let me know that Adventure Works — the SQL database so many demos are built on — is now replaced with a new database now that SQL Server 2016 has released:  https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/samlester/2016/06/13/so-long-adventureworks-well-miss-you-and-hello-world-wide-importers/ If you’re like me, you are probably a little tired of seeing the same demos with Adventure Works for…

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