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This has turned out to be an epic weekend. The Summer Games are wrapping up, NFL preseason football...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 08/12/2012

Visualizing the Olympics with Power View in Excel Day 5: Apps for Office and Drillable Visualizations

Today’s post is primarily going to focus on the ability to drill on visualizations in Power View,...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 08/08/2012

Visualizing the Olympics with Power View in Excel 2013 Day 4: Office 365

Welcome to Day 4 of this series on Visualizing the Olympics with Power View in Excel 2013. In...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 08/02/2012

Visualizing the Olympics with Power View in Excel 2013 Day 3: Adding Images with Power Pivot

Welcome to Day 3 of our effort to visualize the Olympics using Power View in Excel.  In...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 07/31/2012

Visualizing the Olympics with Power View in Excel 2013: Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our effort to visualize the Olympics using Power View in Excel 2013.  In...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 07/30/2012

Visualizing the Olympics with Power View in Excel 2013: Day 1

With the Olympics kicking off over the weekend, I thought it would be fun to run a series of blog...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 07/29/2012

Project “Crescent” Demo: Introduction to Highlighting

With the release of SQL Server “Denali” CTP3, we are introducing Project “Crescent”.  Project...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 08/05/2011

If you are using maps in SSRS 2008 R2, you might be aware that the Map Wizard only provides U.S....

Author: Sean Boon Date: 09/29/2010

Maps: You’re Missing the Point(s)!

While the map in SSRS 2008 R2 supports different data sources for spatial data (ESRI shape files,...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 05/03/2010

SSRS 2008 R2 Data Visualization Examples

Today, the Reporting Services team gave a series of presentations at an all day “airlift”...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 03/17/2010

An Introduction to Data Bars in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2

Data Bars are a new feature in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 introduced with the November...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 11/23/2009

SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 Map Tip: Address Geocoding with SQL Server 2008 Spatial

This post is just a pointer to a great blog post on Spatial Ed’s blog that addresses (pun intended)...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 11/18/2009

SQL Server 2008 R2 Map Tips: How To Import Shapefiles Into SQL Server and Aggregate Spatial Data.

In the August CTP of SQL Server 2008 R2, we introduced the map report item in Reporting...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 11/17/2009

Building Win-Loss Sparklines in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2

With the November CTP of SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2, we are introducing a new...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 11/16/2009

Working with XY Scatter Charts in Reporting Services 2008

Recently, I’ve been fielding a few questions regarding XY Scatter Charts in Reporting Services 2008...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 06/03/2009

Enabling Drilldown on (SSRS) Reporting Services 2008 Charts

In this post I'm going to spend some time covering a subject that comes up quite a bit on our...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 02/08/2009

Attending SQL PASS Community Summit This Week

This is just a quick note to let people know that I'm attending the SQL PASS Community Summit this...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 11/18/2008

SSRS and Microsoft Chart Control How To: Change the Width of Bars and Columns

Every once and I while I get asked this question, and it fits nicely with a series I've been...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 10/30/2008

Silverlight Charts Are Now Available with the Silverlight Toolkit!

Today, at PDC, the release of the Silverlight toolkit was made available.  Included in this...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 10/28/2008

Microsoft Chart Controls for .NET Framework 3.5 Released!

This is just a quick post to help spread the word that the Microsoft Chart Controls for .NET...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 10/24/2008

How To: Build Sparkline Reports in SQL Server Reporting Services

This is my first post in what I hope is a long series of how to's related to data visualization. For...

Author: Sean Boon Date: 10/10/2008