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May 27, 2009 | Vol 4 Issue 9


In This Issue:

Feature Article - Application Software
Rev Up "i" Reporting with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Take advantage of the excellent reporting capabilities that Microsoft brings to the table.

By Michael Sansoterra

Originally introduced as an add-on to SQL Server 2000, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is a stable product currently in its third version with SQL Server 2008. This article offers a high-level overview of SSRS and explains how to create reports against a DB2 for i data source. If your organization has significant reporting needs, SSRS could be a great fit.


Featured News
Report: IBM Is Web Portal Software Market Leader

IBM announced last week that Gartner has ranked IBM as the worldwide market share leader in the portal products and user interaction tools enterprise software segment. The ranking was based on total worldwide software revenue for 2008. 


MC Showcase Buyer's Guide
MC Showcase Buyer's Guide - Featured Products 05-27-09

Featured Products

WebSmart Presto
They won’t believe these are your System i Applications.
Instantly Web Enable your System i 5250 RPG & Cobol apps and Menus with No code changes.
Presto runs straight out of the box. In less than a day all of your 5250 screens will dynamically be presented as web pages with zero 5250 OLTP(batch use).
Keep your system i relevant in the eyes of your users, customers and upper management. The fastest way to do this is to use Presto. Your users get browser based access to existing RPG or Cobol applications and menus in a modern look that is easier for users to navigate.

Learn more about Business Computer Design Int'l, Inc. and its products here.


T.L. Ashford's award winning BARCODE400 software is the labeling answer for the iSeries. With this versatile and easy to use software you will be designing and printing labels in minutes. Compliance labeling is a snap using templates provide by TL Ashford.

Learn more about T.L. Ashford & Associates and its Barcode and RFID solutions here.


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