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Microsoft Reporting Services in Action (In Action series) [Paperback]

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Serving as a guide to the functionality provided by Reporting Services, this book teaches developers to add reporting to any Internet or web services-capable application, regardless of its targeted platform and development language. Following the report life cycle's logical path, the book explains how to author, manage, and run RS reports. Aimed at .NET developers who plan to fully utilize this product's features to add reporting capabilities to Windows Forms or web-based applications, this guide will also benefit developers who target other platforms but want to integrate their applications with RS because of its service-oriented architecture. The accompanying code samples are written in C# and Visual Studio .NET 2003 and many sample reports are included to demonstrate all aspects of report authoring.

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Pages   656
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 7.4" Height: 1.5"
Weight:   2.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2004
Publisher   Manning Publications
ISBN  1932394222  
ISBN13  9781932394221  

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More About Teo Lachev

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Teo Lachev has more than a decade of experience in designing and developing Microsoft(R)-centered solutions. He is technical architect for a leading financial institution where he designs and implements Business Intelligence applications for the banking industry. Teo is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server(R), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He lives with his family in Atlanta, GA.

Teo Lachev currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia.

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1Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Databases > Specific Databases > SQL > General
2Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Microsoft > Development > SQL Server
3Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Networking > Data in the Enterprise > Client-Server Systems
4Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Programming > General

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very good  May 5, 2006
Very good book, lots of useful info that goes beyond the normal documentation.
The Book That Saved The Project  Jul 14, 2005
The project: create a secure, distributed, Internet-facing, interactive ASP.Net reporting application for a Very Large Customer. The schedule: short. The budget: low. Amazingly, we got it done, and I credit Teo and this book with helping us meet our requirements.

The Microsoft Reporting Services 1.0 documentation is not very useful to the newcomer, and with 7 months' experience now, I can also say it's not very useful to the rising journeyman. The product is quirky, with surprising gaps and baroque security features. Without expert guidance from someone who has worked with the RS dev team I don't see how anybody would get much done with Reporting Services 1.0.

Teo Lachev worked intensively with the Microsoft dev team and the book shows it. Perhaps one of the reasons other reviews here gripe about the examples is that the most useful examples are the non-trivial ones in the second half of the book. Report authoring is the easy part! Delivering your reports to your users in the ways they demand is the hard part, and in my opinion this is where Teo's book shines.

It is no exaggeration to state that without Teo's book, and in particular his discussion of custom security extensions for Reporting Services, we would have failed to deliver the goods. But we succeeded... thanks Teo.
Lots of tips but not good follow along examples  Mar 4, 2005
I found this book to have lots of information, but if you learn best by hands on examples, this is not the book for you. The author shows you a report already done and gives a quick explanation of how he got there. It is not a step-by-step type of book. As a lot of the examples shown do not have a how-to to go with it, I found this book not a good place to start. There are others that are more hands-on and step-by-step which are easier to learn from.

Having said that, if you've had some Reporting Services experience and are just looking to brush up on techniques and/or learn additional techniques, then this book will probably save you the tediousness of having to go through a step-by-step example that you have already done in the past.
5 Stars for a reason  Mar 2, 2005
Being a Microsoft trainer, and needing to get up to speed in a hurry, I found this book - luckily. This book was able to give me the answers to the "how do I do..." questions I had, and then enabled me to explain these concepts to my students.

Teo's style is easy to read, and he makes it easy to see how you can apply his examples to your reporting needs.

If you need to get up to speed on Reporting Services in a hurry, and need a book you can refer to in the future, this is the one.
Rich in content and poor in arrangement of the examples  Feb 24, 2005
The content reveals a lot of details of RS. However, I had a hard time to make the samples running.

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