Regarding the booksThis app (which also happens to be my first app) brings together details of my Microsoft Business Intelligence related books from 2007 to 2014 based on the numerous articles I wrote to various online forums from 1996 to 2006. The focus of all these books is really Microsoft SQL Servers and Microsoft Visual Studio programming IDE. Also the books were written so that even beginning level readers can profit a great deal so that their learning is accelerated.
The first book on SQL Server Integration Services Using Visual Studio 2005 provides you with a basic knowledge you should have before you move on to more advanced topics. It is a step-by-step, hands-on guide that takes you directly to the Visual Studio IDE where you learn to work with projects rapidly and efficiently. You get the first hand experience of connecting to various data sources and transform them in many ways.
The third book Microsoft SQL Azure: Enterprise Application Development was written at the time Microsoft seriously entered the Cloud Arena. Microsoft took its flagship SQL Server Technology to the Azure Cloud. The books gives you a comprehensive knowledge of how to work with SQL Azure in the cloud from scratch to finish.
The fourth book Microsoft Visual Studio Lightswitch Business Application Development is a jump start, step-by-step guide to take your data out of data sources and present them to the stake holders be it on desktop; the web or the Cloud. The book does not require prior knowledge of VS Lightswitch or Visual Studio.
The fifth book Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 is a revised edition and a deals with both Native and SharePoint Integrated modes of Report Servers. This covers every aspect of the first edition(second book) with lots of added material to include development in the intervening years.