JR's Blog | September 2010

A SSRS R2 Talk in Montreal on September 25th

by Jean-Rene Roy 30. September 2010 10:01

Last week end I was speaking about SQL Server Report Server R2 (SSRS).  There were over 80 attendees for this full day on BI. Due to technical difficulties and other things,   I end up getting only 50 minutes to present all the new features in the new version of SSRS R2 and Report Builder 3.0. I ended up having fun showing off what is new at a grate speed. Here a small list of what's new.

·         Improve Report Wizard

·         New report control like the Map

·         New deployment of Datasource

·         New Report Builder with Click Once technology

·         Share Report Parts

·         Share Data Source

·         No more Report Templates

·         And many other details.

Anyways, this BI day was a very good event. Check out Guy Barrette very nice pictures.

Congratulation to Eric Moreau and Christian Cote for organizing this.



SQL Saturday in Montreal (Sep. 25)

by Jean-Rene Roy 24. September 2010 09:24

I am working hard on a presentation at I will be doing in Montreal this weekend for the SQL Saturday.  This event is not exactly like a SQL Saturday. It’s presented in the .Net Saturday by the Montreal .Net Community. The subject is BI and you can learn about this event with this link. The all day will be in French and I am more than happy to do this presentation in French.  My subject (Presented at 13:45) will be about SSRS and I will also talk about the new Report Builder 3.0.  I am very pleased to present in my old User Group.  After all I was one of the founders of this group.

Sujet: Introduction au B.I.
Heure: 9h00 à 16h00
Langue: Français et Anglais

Pavillon des Sciences de la gestion (R)
315, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, H2X 3X2

Coût: 5$ pour les membres + frais de service EventBrite (vous devez aussi être membre de la Communauté .NET)

IMPORTANT: Vous devez être membre en règle et débourser $5 + les frais.



Microsoft just released the final version of the Windows Phone 7 Tool.

by Jean-Rene Roy 18. September 2010 01:50

You can now download the RTM version of the WP7 Developer Tools.  It very important that you use this final version because any XAP files submitted to the marketplace built with the Beta version will be rejected. You need to compile and test your app with this new RTM version. When you do submit your application, you can expect it to take about five days to pass or fail certification, though you can check the status of your app submission at any time at the developer portal. The new tools include the new Bing Maps control. So if you plan on using maps in your app, you must download the new tool. Also MS released the Mobile Advertising SDK which will let you add ads to your application. This is something you may like to consider if you produce a free application.  Six new additional controls are now also available and you can get more information on Silverlight Codeplex site. 




.NET | Windows 7

Canadian WP7 Apps showoff in Toronto...

by Jean-Rene Roy 8. September 2010 23:27

This week I was in Toronto for DevTeach Windows Phone 7 Boot Camp. On Tuesday night Microsoft organized a Word Press Bloggers event to show off some of the Toronto firm that has already developer application for the new Windows Phone 7 Platform.  I was very surprised to meet the guy’s that of Sukhronis Entertainment, author of the iPhone Smiles app. I have that game on my iPhone and it very cool. That night we had a demonstration of the Smiles application on a desktop and on a Windows Phone 7. That right, the application has been ported to the XNA platform and with very little change to the code it runs also on the Windows Phone 7 XNA platform.  I can’t wait to play with the Smiles game on my WP7.



Jean-Rene Roy Bio

Jean-René Roy; architecting IT solution for large and small enterprises since 1987. In 1991 he founded the consulting firm Technologies SoftDesign Inc.

He has worked on projects for the Canada Council of the Arts, Treasury Board of Canada, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, House of Commons, Innovapost, Bell Canada, CGI and many other corporations assuming the responsibility of IT Manager, Technical Advisor, System Analyst, Business Analyst, Senior Software Architect, Senior Software Developers, Team leader, Project management and mentor. He is still very active in the developers’ community by acting as a user group leader for more than ten years with the Montreal .NET community and the Ottawa .NET community.

He is also the co-founder of an international developer’s conference www.DevTeach.com which is now directed by a member of his team. Jean-René Roy is a SQL Server Microsoft MVP.



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