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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Sunday, March 08, 2009
SQL Server 2008 Express Edition
Did you know that the free SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services can run SQL Server Reporting Services reports on data on the local instance? You can use all the report definition features that you find in other editions of Reporting Services. For example, you can create drill-through reports, sub-reports, and parameterized reports that include charts, tables, matrices, and lists.
There are a few differences when compared to the full version of Reporting Services:
The official SQL Server Express installation guide is here. The pre-requisite list is here: Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2008
For ongoing SQL Express announcements, check out the SQL Express blog.
If you only have the vanilla version of SQL Express installed, there is also an express version of SQL Server Management Studio available for download.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com