Entries by Prologika - Teo Lachev

Harden MS Reporting Services Using Custom Extensions (Part 1 of 2)

DevX published part 1 of my two-part article about RS Forms Authentication. It is available for free access here http://www.devx.com/dotnet/Article/26759.   “One of the most useful features of Microsoft Reporting Services is its extensibility model. Just about any aspect of Reporting Services can be custom-tailored to meet your specific requirements. Part one of this two-part series […]

Service Pack 2 brings client-side printing

Printing reports was akward with RS 2000 to say the least. This was especially true when the reports were rendered in HTML since in this case the report is generated inside an IFRAME element. Since the frame could scroll right-clicking and engaging the standard browser printing was problematic. As a workaround, the report had to […]

Where is my ecryption key gone?

As I stressed out in one of my previous posts and my book, it is an absolute must that you back up the RS encryption key as one of the first steps after you install RS and lock it up in a safe place. You can back up the encryption key this by using the […]

You better watch out…SP2 is coming to town

While we still have to wait for a couple of more months to get the official release, Santa is giving us a Beta preview of the forthcoming RS 2000 SP2. Key new features include: Reporting Services SharePoint Web Parts enable you to explore and view reports located on a report server by using Microsoft Windows […]

A case for self-publishing

An interesting trend has been building momentum recently which has caught my attention. More and more authors are choosing self-publishing as a viable option to commercial publishing. Interestingly, I haven’t come across a technical author who is happy with commercial publishers and has good things to say about them. Although I am not excluding the […]

Get a sneak preview on RS 2005 and more…

Brian Welcker, Group Program Manager for Reporting Services, will do awebcast on RS 2005 tomorrow at 10 am pacific time. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the new features in RS 2005 from the ultimate authority on this subject. You can subscribe to the event by following this link https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastRegistrationConfirmation.aspx?culture=en-US&RegistrationID=5154053. There are more webcasts […]

The road ahead

Many folks have been asking me about the book authoring process. “Oh, you’ve authored a book” they will gasp. Once the awe evaporates, questions start. How did you do it, how long it took, what’s the royalty fee (the most popular but usually asked last question for courtesy reasons I suppose :-). For there reasons, […]

And the MVP award goes to…

I would like to share my excitment with you that Microsoft has recognized my contribution and peer support around Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. Today, I received the valuable Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Windows Server System – SQL Server. This represents a major milestone in my professional career as a consultant and trainer. Thank […]