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Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (12 chapters)

About the Reviewers

Paul Turley is a mentor with SolidQ and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He consults, writes, speaks, and teaches Business Intelligence and reporting solutions. He works with companies around the world to visualize and deliver critical information to make informed business decisions. He is the lead author of Professional SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, Wrox Press, a contributing author for SQL Server Analysis Service 2012 Cube Development Cookbook, Packt Publishing, and several other titles from Wrox and Microsoft Press. Paul blogs at

Jen Underwood has almost 20 years of hands-on experience in the data warehousing, Business Intelligence, reporting, and predictive analytics industries. Prior to starting Impact Analytix, she held roles such as Microsoft Global Business Intelligence Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Enterprise Data Platform Specialist, Tableau Technology Evangelist, and also as a Business Intelligence Consultant for Big 4 Systems Integration firms. Through most of her career, she has been researching, designing, and implementing analytic solutions across a variety of open source, niche, and enterprise vendor landscapes, including Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and SAP.

Recently, Jen was honored with a Boulder BI Brain Trust membership, a BeyeNetwork Prescriptive Analytics Channel, and a 2013 Tableau Zen Master (MVP) award. She also writes Business Intelligence articles for SQL Server Pro magazine.

Jen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and a postgraduate certificate in Computer Science, Data Mining, from the University of California, San Diego.

Basit A. Masood-Al-Farooq is an internationally known Lead SQL DBA, trainer, and technical author, with twelve years of experience of the Microsoft technology stack. He is an accomplished development and production SQL Server DBA, with a proven record of delivering major projects on time and within budget. He is an expert at evaluating client needs against the capabilities of the SQL Server product set, with the objective of minimizing cost and maximizing function through making innovative use of advanced capabilities.

Basit has authored numerous SQL Server technical articles on various SQL Server topics for different SQL Server community sites that include,,,,, and He has also developed and implemented many successful database infrastructures, data warehouse, and Business Intelligence projects. He also has a good understanding of ITIL principles.

He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from London Metropolitan University and industry-standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, Prosoft, and APM, including MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005, MCDBA SQL Server 2000, and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

He can be reached via Twitter (@BasitAali), blog (, or via LinkedIn. (

He has also reviewed SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints, Marlon Ribunal and Mickey Stuewe, Packt Publishing.

Varinder Sandhu is an IT professional. He is a Microsoft Certified SQL Server – Database Administrator and Technology Specialist in Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Application (MCA) from Sikkim Manipal University and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He has over six years of IT experience with contributions to all aspects of the software engineering process, from architecture and requirements definition, to designing, estimating, coding, testing, and maintaining software applications.

Last but not least, visit his blog at