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A PG blog Dedicated to SSRS Integration with SharePoint

August 10th, 2009 No comments

I just came across this blog that is promissed to be focused on SSRS integration and SharePoint. Awsome Idea and so needed!

Bookmark it NOW:

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Available For Order:SharePoint 2007 Reporting with SSRS 2008

July 14th, 2009 3 comments

I have been working on a project with Coskun and Jacob for the last three months that has kept my writing more in Microsoft Office Word than this blog!

Finally, it looks like our book titled “Professional Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Reporting with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services” is available through Amazon web site. It will probably head off to the printer first week of August, and is now taking pre-orders for it.

Writing a book was an absolutely new experience for me. I always love big projects , but this was the weiredest one that I’ve ever taken on.The process was much longer than I expected it to be , but as with any other projects in life when it was completed I was beside myself with joy! It is nice to feel like the book is finally really and truly out there! Woo hoo!!

Update 23/March/2010:I have gone through the book , page by page, and took some notes about the things that might have been changed in SharePoint 2010 and SSRS 2008 R2 integration.  I’m pleased to announce that 95% of the material presented in this book is still applicable to the most recent wave of SharePoint and Reporting Services products.  I’ll publish a more detailed change log soon. Thanks/Reza Alirezaei

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Techdays Webcast: Information and Collaboration in One Place

March 18th, 2009 No comments


Greetings, ladies and gentlemen.

If you didn’t get a chance to see me presenting this topic across Canada , I will be presenting it again as a webcast at Microsoft Virtual Techdays Developers 2009. This virtual event is a 24-hour day of online technology learning with 95 LIVE sessions delivered via Live Meeting.

here are the details –>

Language  : English.
Products   : Office SharePoint Server 2007,SQL Server Reporting Services 2008
Duration   : 60 Minutes
Start Date : Wednsday April 01, 2009 2:30PM-3:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Start Date : Wednsday April 01, 2009 7:30PM-8:30PM UTC/GMT Time (Greenwich Mean Time)

Essentially we will be talking about the topics that I have already documented on my blog.

If you wish to attend virtually, the registration URL is at –

Make sure once you register , you also look at the sessions and chose the ones you’re planning to attend:
Also as a FYI, keep a look out for the next issue of the TechNet Magazine. There will be an article on this topic written by yours truly 🙂

Update for Attendees – March/24/2009

Here’s what attendees get for attending:

Get a second chance to pass your Microsoft Certification exam In the real world, you might need more than one chance at certification. With Second Shot, if you do not pass any IT professional, developer, or project manager certification exam on your first try, you can retake the exam without an additional cost. Along with enjoying the benefits of Second Shot, you can access a collection of Microsoft E-Learning courses, which provide 8 to 20 hours of on-line instructional content to help you master a product and prepare for a certification. Normally priced up to US$350, these e-learning collections are just US$35 when you register for Second Shot. Limit one per customer.  Register Now!

50% off Microsoft Certification exam – exclusive offer for TechDays attendees! As a special benefit for attending the sessions live on April 1st, all TechDay attendees will be given a special URL and discount code to register for a Microsoft certification. You must take your exam by May 31, 2009. This offer is available worldwide and is not combinable with any other offers.

MSDN Premium Subscriptions  Attendees who complete one or more session evaluations during the day of the event will be entered to win one of several MSDN Premium Subscriptions that includes Visual Studio Professional edition, Expression Web and Blend, Operating Systems, SQL Server, Servers, Office, Dynamics, MSDN Library, Managed Newsgroups, Online Concierge, 4 technical support incidents, and more.

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I will be speaking in Winnipeg,Calgary and Vancouver

November 1st, 2008 No comments

It’s now confirmed that I will be speaking as part of the Techdays 2008 tour in Winnipeg,Calgary and Vancouver at the following dates , delivering the same session I presented in Toronto last Week. I had some schedule conflicts which is now resolved and I am good to go!

Winnipeg: December 04, 2008

Calgary : December 11, 2008

Vancouver:January 22, 2009

Can’t wait to see the great SharePoint/SSRS community  in the above cities. I am really looking forward to this.

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Blogging from Techdays 2008 Venue

October 30th, 2008 3 comments

Here is my presentation wrapped up at Techdays 2008 Toronto,  2 hours later , I’m sitting at the speaker room doing what every *normal* geek does! Writing a follow up blog post on my session. Truth to be told, once I am done with his blog post, I feel comfortable saying goodbye to Toronto and say hello to Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver’s upcoming sessions! can’t wait to see folks in west coast….I am in particular excited about Vancouver because 3 years ago when I immigrated to Canada I first landed there and I have very good Canadian friends back there who taught me how to converse, convey and write in English so I feel kind of attached to the city!

Alright , let’s get to the formal THANK YOU paragraph :

First and foremost, I’d like to thank every each of you for attending my session. Data track room was packed and I truly had fun , up on the stage, presenting to all 250 people sitting in the room.  I am hoping that you managed to walk away from this presentation with some take away. I apologize about wsdl command line not working as  I had left my contacts at home and I had difficulty reading the small fonts on the virtual machines (Yeah one of VMs and the mic was really driving me around the band) , therefore I didn’t notice that I was misspelling it .Below is a picture that shows how a call into the wsdl command line is made to get the proxy class generated for you from the ReportService2006.asmx endpoint.


With that being said, here are couple follow up points to my session:

1) Due to the volume of the things I wanted to share with you , I didn’t have the chance to spend enough time on the security context of your executing reports as much as I had planned to.  I would highly recommend that you read the following post before touching anything, because you want to avoid headaches. right?

 SSRS 2008 integrated mode: Security

2)  On the beginning of my presentation I demonstrated that how you can flip the configuration from native to integrated mode. you remember that? cool , here is the blog post that walks you through the steps with lots of screen shots . Enjoy!

 Shifting From SSRS 2008 Native to Integrated For Good

3)  Mini IIS term I referred to during my session has been clearly document here:

Say Goodbye to IIS, Say Hello to HTTP.SYS!

4) Powershell and Feature code and a walk through : Put the mouse pointer here and here and kindly press the right button!

5) Data Driven Subscriptions Part1 and Part2 – Remember, If you googled it , that’s me LOL

Got a question? Drop me a line!

Now I can go home, relax and have a nice cigar in my bathtub! 🙂

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