• Taking the new version of Power Map for a spin

    One of the most exciting tools in Excel has recently released a new version! Get the updated version of Power Map here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38395 (Excel 2013 only). This update comes with a ton of new features, including some…

  • Creating a SSRS report template

    One of the most-heard questions related to SSRS is if it possible to somehow create SSRS report templates so reports get the same look and feel. SSRS does not work with some kind of stylesheet or CSS…

  • Keep macros under control

    I have been getting some feedback during the past three weeks (during which I was on vacation) on my post about macros, where I claim that macros are dead. Apart from the odd hateful mail from a…

  • Macros are dead

    Macros are dead. Or soon will be. Think about it: in Office 2003 when you opened a file with a macro the macro was automatically enabled and ready to run. Then with the arrival of Office 2007 things…

  • Power BI and why you should care

    Yesterday Microsoft announced Power BI for Office 365: a self-service Business Intelligence solution delivered through Excel and Office 365. Power BI ties together the various bits and pieces we already had (Power View, PowerPivot, GeoFlow, Data Explorer) and…

  • Multilingual SSRS reports – Scenario 1: Assembly

    This is the second post in my series about making SSRS report multilingual. You just missed the first post, the introduction and comparison of the solution scenarios. This solution consists of an assembly registered in each report…

  • Multilingual SSRS reports

    When thinking about supporting multiple languages for SSRS reports, most people think about changing the display language of one or more of the following items: Labels (text boxes, axis labels, table headers, etc.) Dataset results Parameter prompts…