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Building Your First SSRS Report–Now on Pluralsight

My newest course, “Building Your First SSRS Report”, is now live on Pluralsight! This course teaches you how to use Visual Studio 2017 to create a professional report for SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services.

This course assumes you’ve never touched SSRS before. It shows you how to create a new project, and create reports using both the built in wizard and manually. Not comfortable writing SQL queries? No problem, the course demonstrates the use of the built in query builder. It even shows you how to deploy your reports to the SSRS Report Portal.

Check out the course today! And if you don’t have a Pluralsight subscription, see my About Arcane Code page for details on how to get a code good for 30 days access to Pluralsight, with which you can watch any of my courses (or anyone else’s for that matter!).

Creating Azure Resource Groups Safely With PowerShell

A few posts back I mentioned that I had become a SimpleTalk author, and that my first post for them was PowerShell Functions For Reusability and Restartability in Azure (read it at http://bit.ly/acred01)

I’ve created a companion video for it, which focuses on creating Resource Groups. You can see it below, or on YouTube at http://bit.ly/acredyt01.

As I mention in the video, you can find the code samples on my github site, at http://bit.ly/acredgit01

VidCon 2017 – Day 2

Below is my update from Day 2 of VidCon 2017. As you’ll see, while I have experience with recording screen presentations I’m still learning the ins and outs of recording myself as video, especially in the audio department.

Bear with me, I’ve already ordered some new equipment to help in the audio world; as I continue to learn things will only get better. While I definitely plan to make screen capture style recordings (such as my PowerShell and XML video) the bulk of my content, I will be doing live presentations, such as this vlog, from time to time.

In the recording I mention several products I saw, the links for which are at the bottom of this post. I want to be clear that these are not paid promotions, nor did I receive any type of compensation. I was just impressed with them and wanted to share.

 

 

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