I Started in the IT industry working as a land surveyor with Unix ( Sun OS) back in late eightes , Then moved on to support Microsoft products first supporting Windows NT4 & Windows 95 ; on to qualify as a Microsoft Trainer; Microsoft Certified system engineer and Red Hat certified engineer.
The mix of both has served me well and I seemed happy in my Role. Untill I was lucky enought to attened a training course with A SQL MVP in early part of 2000. Since then I have grown in my appreciation of reporting services and what it can visually do for data.
SSRS 2008 R2 mapping combines the mapping from my early days in IT with passion I witnessed in a SQL MVP.