November 27, 2014
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Retraction: The ReportViewer Control Does NOT Support SQL Server 2008 RDL in Local Mode

William Vaughn clarifies a misunderstanding regarding the ReportViewer Control.

SQL Server 2008: First Impressions

Pulling your hair out trying to get the SQL Server 2008 Sample AdventureWorks databases installed? If so, you've come to the right place; this article makes it easy(ier).

Adding RDL-Resident Code to Reporting Services Reports

Sometimes, it's just easier to use your Visual Basic skills to incorporate complex logic in a report expression.

A First Look at the VS2008 ReportViewer

The Visual Studio team has taken a first step toward integrating the BI (Business Intelligence) Report Wizard—a baby step.

A Visual Basic Developer Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Don't overlook the productivity gains you can achieve when you use Visual Basic.NET and skilled Visual Basic developers.

Choosing the "Right" DBMS Engine

Picking the "best" database engine is not always (okay, it's rarely) easy.

Importing Data into SQL Server

Having problems importing large amounts of data? ADO.NET has only one method designed to help with this task: the SqlBulkCopy class exposed in ADO.NET 2.0.

Applying Business Rules-Here or There?

Decide where to implement your business logic.

Stitching Up Time Zones

Performing brain surgery on the Registry need not be fatal.

Hierarchical TableAdapters 301

Are you having problems setting up a TableAdapter that can be fed from stored procedures instead of base tables? Here is a road map to guide you to success.

Are Your Tools and Training Already Obsolete?

Since Microsoft has created the development platform virtually all developers must use, they also have a responsibility to respect the billions of dollars and man-years invested in designing, training, building, supporting and selling applications that depend on this platform.

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