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We finally decided to visit Italy this year.  In this trip to Italy organized by Smithsonian Journeys and managed by Odysseys Travel company we will be visiting Rome, Florence and Venice including some of the less visited places. Although We regret not visiting Pisa and the Capri islands, after arriving in Naples we will visit several of the historically famous places such as, Napoli Maiori Amalfi Ravelo Pompeii Sorrento Positano Montecassino Roma Orvieto Assisi Perugia Siena Firenze San Gimignano Venezia Murano This 17-day Trip is organized by Smithsonian Journey and managed by Odysseys Unlimited travel company. The trip will have onboard two Smithsonian Travel experts who will provide the historical/cultural background for this travel. The tour will be by bus with English speaking local guides. ... (more)

SQL Azure Gets a Booster Shot from an Australian SaaS Provider

Australia based SaaS provider Movideo is dumping its open source based cloud provider (based on the LAMP stack) and going with Microsoft Azure to improve performance of the company's bottom line. Movideo is not so hot on either Google or Amazon for they lack certain features of Microsoft's Azure Cloud platform. With this Movideo will try to extend its wings and fly beyond its present Asia-Pacific region. It appears Movideo has started migrating the huge amount of data from its previous implementation and it may take almost half a year to port all the data. With this the Azure Plat... (more)

Learn SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Report Builder 2.0 user interface description Read Part 2 of this article here: http://jayaramkrishnaswamy.sys-con.com/node/1227111 Report Builder is a report authoring tool and the basic procedure for authoring a report consists of the following steps: Report planning Connecting to a source of data Extracting a dataset from source Designing the report and data binding Previewing the report Although deploying the report is not included in the above, Report Builder can deploy the report as well. It is not always necessary to deploy a completed report, as any part of a report defi... (more)

Authoring Reports with Report Builder 2- Part 2

  Work with Part 1 on this site before you start . Hands-on exercise 6.1: Enabling and reviewing My Reports As described previously the My Reports folder needs to be enabled in order to use the folder or display it in the Open Report dialogue. The RC0 version had a documentation bug which has been rectified (https://connect.microsoft.com/ SQLServer/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=366413). Getting ready In order to enable the My Reports folder you need to carry out a few tasks. This will require authentication and working with the SQL Server Management Studio. These task... (more)

SQL Azure and Spatial Data Types

SQL Azure at Cloud Expo The present version of SQL Azure (10.25.9085) does not support the 'Geometry' and 'Geography' data types of which the 'Geometry' data type conforms to Open Geospatial Consortium's Simple Features of SQL Specification Version 1.1.0. However businesses may be interested in tagging data from their far flung resources with some information on their location which may involve these data types. Perhaps this is one of the items on the feature wish list of future versions of many businesses. With SQL Azure data being resident in the 'clouds', this feature is all t... (more)