The first edition of the Belgian MSDN/Technet Evenings was a success. Many people and an interesting topic.
First I thought it was going to be about Reporting Services and Style Sheets in that product. But that was not the case. Reporting Services was one topic, Style Sheets was the other.
It is quite hard to explain what has been said, because they covered quite many topics. You can download the ppt from here. (I hope this link works for all of you...)
Anyway, there were a couple of things that were important in my opinion:
Now, If you want to map this to Dynamics NAV: How can I call a report from NAV:
Not so easy if you ask me. If you want to print a delivery note directly from NAV, it will involve quite some development... .
There are quite many components in the SSRS you can use. Here is an overview:
Provides data and report processing, and report delivery.
It includes several subcomponents that perform specific functions.
Web application tool used to access and manage the contents of a report server database
report authoring tool used to create ad hoc reports
report creation tool included with Reporting Services
report model creation tool used to build models for ad hoc reporting
configuration tool used to deploy and maintain a report server
Command prompt utilities
command line utilities that you can use to administer a report server
Web browsers that you can use to view reports and run Web-based tools
Prepare for upcoming version:
Also a very important chapter was how to prepare for the upcoming version 6.0 .
The Pro's and Con's from SSRS:
Some important resources for SQL Server Reporting Services:
I think you all know the Stylesheet tool already (NAV 5.0), so no need to elaborate more. If not agreed, you can find all info here:
Thank you Plataan and Microsoft for this information.
I think everyone agreed with the fact that the accomodation was a bit disappointing. It was in one of the eating aereas of the Microsoft Building, about 10 rows of 5 seats (I was in the back, and it was very hard to hear the speaker). I was confirmed that the next meeting (On 29th of November) will be much better accomodated . I will definitally attend again, hope you too.
For those of you, these are the next planned sessions. Don't forget to register!
Hey Eric, thanks for this, pity we cant have this in all countries, but at lest with your Blogs we get some of it.
Keep up the great work.