Carolyn talks in detail about the new reporting features of SQL Server 2008 as well as Report Builder 2.0, and describes how easy it is now for users to access data and create rich reports with data visualizations.
Nick is a tester on the Analysis Services team. He also tested performance improvements to pivot tables in Excel. Challenges included managing and sorting through all the tests done on SQL Server 2008 prior to launch. Nick also discusses the SQL Server bug
Lukasz Pawlowski is a Program Manager on the SQL Server Reporting Services team and he worked on the server part of the product which includes all the Soap APIs, management, configuration, etc. He talks about working on changing the architecture of Reporting
Services for the 2008 version.
Dean Kalanquin is a Test Lead in the SQL Server Reporting Services. He talks about working as a lead tester for Reporting Services and writing tests for new features as well as administering tests for existing features.
He also comments on the changes of the 2008 version now without…
Carolyn Chau talks about her role as a Lead Program Manager for the Reporting Services team working on enhanced visualizations (new charts and gauges), ReportBuilder2.0. The goal of her team is to create powerful and easy-to-use tools that provide the
information end-users need through…
As a developer on the Analysis Services team Marcelo worked on the Cube Wizard improvement as well as the Visual Studio 2008 integration into SQL Server, which involved a lot of setup-related changes. He discusses the challenges of developing on pre-release
versions Visual Studio.
HeaKyung explains what the Feature Pack is and what components make up the Feature Pack. She goes into more detail on certain components such as Report Builder. She also discusses her daily work as a Release Manager.