Thank you #SQLPASSBIVC for having me and thank you to everyone who attended my SQL Azure Reporting session today on the SQLPASS Business Intelligence Virtual Chapter.
The sample databases that I referred to during the presentation can be downloaded from SQL Server Database Product Samples.
Besides the reference links provided in the presentation, here is a great three-part series on SQL Azure Reporting Preview and Management Portal that should help you get started:
SQL Azure Reporting Services and Management Portal Walkthrough – Part 1
SQL Azure Reporting Services and Management Portal Walkthrough – Part 2
SQL Azure Reporting Services and Management Portal Walkthrough – Part 3
What I love about the SQL Azure Reporting is the ease of server provisioning in almost not time. When was it that setting up Windows Server, Database Server, Databases, Reporting Server and creating and publishing reports online could be done under an hour. The service has evolved a lot since its first CTP and I am certain that most of the on-premise reporting features will be eventually incorporated in Azure Reporting in due course of time.
Here are the slides from the session today. Please feel free to post your questions or comments. I’d be happy to answer them and blog about them.