This walkthrough discusses how businesses can take business intelligence to the cloud with SQL Azure. The video covers the benefits of SQL Azure—including the ability to establish business intelligence without adding hardware costs or IT overhead—and it also introduces SQL Azure Reporting. The ability to embed SQL Azure reports into on-premises Apps and Windows Azure Web Apps—as well as the ability to create and export SQL Azure reports using available report authoring tools is also covered. The demonstration portion of the video shows users how to author a report with Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS), display reports, embed a report into a web app, and manage and deliver reports. The conclusion offers some additional resources to help users get started.
• A pre-existing SQL Azure account
• SQL Server Management Studio
• Microsoft Business Intelligence Development Studio
• Microsoft Visual Studio
• Minimal knowledge of Transact-SQL
• Link to Walkthrough by Steve Yi