SQL Server 2012 will be released on March 7th

Pascal Carpels brought the news via LinkedIn about the SQL Server 2012 upcoming release date, it will be on the 7th of March!

Microsoft has said that it will launch its SQL Server 2012, the next generation of its database product, online in March 7.

However Microsoft is quietly confident about SQL Server 2012 which will arrive in three flavours. As well as a standard “nothing to see here move on please version” there will be a business intelligence version that adds features such as the Power View data-discovery tool and data quality services to the standard edition’s features.
There is the Enterprise Edition that includes advanced security, high-availability capabilities and a columnar data store.
As you might expect, to celebrate the release, Microsoft is creating a new licensing plan.
Enterprise and Standard Edition will be available on a core-based model, with licenses sold in two-core packs. Standard Edition is also available on a server plus client access license basis. BI edition is only available via server-plus-CAL licensing.

Read more: click here

How to create your own Report Template

I really thought I had a blog post already about Report Templates, guess not 🙂

Well basically you need to create two reports, one for Portrait orientation and one for Landscape orientation.
Next is to copy/paste them into this folder:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\ProjectItems\ReportProject

Once you add a New Report to your Reporting Project, you’ll notice that your Report Templates will be listed: