SSRS 2014: hmm…

This is, as will be plain, just a dump of screenshots, recording my experience with VSU 2013 Update 4, SQLServer Express 2014 including Reporting Services, Data Tools, and generally the whole poorly thought-out show that is SSRS 2014, when you might have thought they would have taken the chance to do a root and branch treatment, get everything into 1 place, rather than a download here, a download there.

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I’ve been using the SQLServer Express full edition with Data Tools. However when you go to deploy your Reporting Solution in VS2013, note that it doesn’t support Shared Datasets, like it says:

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Which is fair enough for free. However, as I need to be deploying reports without having to edit their content, that is no use for me, so I shall now uninstall SQLServer Express, and install the full fat version (I have an MSDN subscription).

AdventureWorks DW 2014

This is fairly useful as a ready-made set of data: I’ve not used the Dim/Fact set before, but may as well, as it goes hand in hand with reporting. Get them here.

 

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