SQL Server 2008… Katmai No More…

So here I am in Orlando, feeling old. For years we’ve been calling it “Katmai,” but now…

 
 

…Mike Woods did a demo talking about service enablement for applications. A big part of the demo was BizTalk 2006 R2 orchestrations (yes, they do make a good demo for people who have never worked with BizTalk) but it also included some new SQL Server Reporting Services capabilities for SQL Server 2008.

 
 

That’s right – no more Katmai, just like there’s no more Longhorn. Sad, really. I always feel like I’ve lost a friend when a code name is retired.

 
 

But apparently Microsoft has purchased some additional SSRS report items from Dundas. Mike showed off the Map report item, and would be surprised if this was the only one. Data visualization is vital to BI, and it’s one place where SSRS today doesn’t really shine…

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My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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One Response to SQL Server 2008… Katmai No More…

  1. I guess the rumor that they’d start naming apps like hurricanes wasn’t true.”Server Linda”, “Office Katrina”, and “Microsoft Office SharePoint Sissy” would have been nice.

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