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SQL Server 2008 introduced new spatial data types including a geography type that can be used to store latitude and longitude coordinates.  The new map feature in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 works with the geography type as well as with state abbreviations, state names, or state numbers. 

The built-in map feature allows you to add a map to a report and show the states in the US or the counties within a state.  You can use the map to render one or more data points, providing a slick visualization of your data by state or county within a state. Read More.

 

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Microsoft just announced the release of the next version of SQL Server, code named Denali, at the PASS Summit in Seattle.  The Community Technology Preview (CTP) version, somewhat like an early alpha or beta release, is available for download now to MSDN members.

Microsoft SQL Server 2011, code-named “Denali” empowers organizations to be more agile in today’s competitive market. Customers can efficiently deliver mission-critical solutions through a highly scalable and available platform. Industry-leading tools help developers quickly build innovative applications while data integration and management tools help deliver credible data reliably to the right users and new user experiences expand the reach of BI to enable meaningful insights. Read More. Download the CTP. Release Notes.

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Discover the true power of Business Intelligence at the Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference at Tech·Ed North America.

BI Conference 2010

Come and see how Microsoft can help you design, build and deploy robust Business Intelligence applications for everyone in your organization while controlling costs. It is the single best place to get the latest business strategy, product information, implementation best practices, customer insights and expert guidance relating to Microsoft Business Intelligence products.

 

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Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) is the IDE from Microsoft used for developing data analysis and Business Intelligence solutions utilizing the Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Reporting Services and Integration Services.

It is based on the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment but customizes with the SQL Server services-specific extensions and project types, including tools, controls and projects for reports, ETL dataflows, OLAP cubes and data mining structures.

 

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