Well I've been lumbered with SQL Server Reporting Services for the past few weeks, and I'm ashamed to say, I've fallen in love with it's simplicity.
I'm a code monkey, I've always been a code monkey, and Microsoft are gladly letting me get my hands dirty with SQL Server Reporting Services, so I can continue to be a code monkey. I can do this, by using Microsoft's Report Definition Language (Report Definition Language).
I've found some great articles here: -
I've also found a great blog on the subject here: -
Here's the official Microsoft Newsgroup: -
There's not much help out there on the subject, so I'd advise you stick to the newsgroups!
After much faffing about on my part (sorry about that) I've managed to get this sorted out (as discussed here), VBUG have kindly offered to help us out and offer the services of their already established user group : http://www.vbug.co.uk/events/default.asp?region=Manchester
The next meeting is on the 16th of this month: -
Date: Wednesday 16 June 2004
Venue: Alphameric Retail LTD, Southside House, Altrincham Road, Manchester, M22 4NY
Times: 18.30 - 21.00
Registration Details: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 01753 648555
The talk on the 16th is on "Real world example of design and development considerations when developing browser based .NET applications" which sounds like as good a topic as any to start on, but going forward we're hoping to get much more involved ourselves with speakers from INETA, Microsoft and the MS Web Dev UK list getting involved, and if push comes to shove I'll get up and mumble my way through a presentation or open discussion on a topic ;-)
Right - who fancies going? :) If you do, drop a mail to email@example.com (Christian won't be around for a couple of days so may not get back to you immediately) and if you'd let me know too firstname.lastname@example.org that would be good!