SQL Server 2008 UK Usergroup London Launch event
As part of the SQL Server Launch wave we are holding a usergroup meeting to celebrate the launch (not RTM).
We're going to run this as an open session so you'll be able to ask us to cover the areas you want us to cover.
We have loads of giveaways, including Vista, training vouchers, Technet subscriptions and SQL Server licenses.
Registration is at 5.30, evening will commence at 6pm and finish 9pm.
6pm - 6.30pm
Round Table Discussion
Update on what's been going on and is going on in the SQL Server space.
Bring your SQL problems and ask the audience, bounce ideas - anything related to SQL Server.
The topics to cover in next parts could be any of the following, Simon and Jasper will hope to answer and demo the features you want to know about.
TSQL improvements, new data types, changes to CLR, spatial data, hierarchies, service broker, changes to tools, SSIS improvements, Integrated Full Text, Sparse Columns, Filtered Indexes, XQuery changes, Compression, Change Data Capture, Change Tracking, Intellisense, Table Valued Parameters, Script Task in SSIS, Performance Data Collector, Reporting services
6.30pm – 7.30pm Part 1
7.30 – 7.50pm Break - Beer and Pizza
7.50pm - 9.00pm Part 2
Simon Sabin http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/simons
Simon is Director of his own data consultancy company Onarc Consulting that specialises in data related systems. He is also a Developer Skills Partner with SQLSkills. He has a particular expertise in the world of search, distributed architectures, business intelligence and application development. He has worked with SQL Server since 1998 and has always focused on high performance reliable systems.
Simon was awarded as an MVP in 2006. He founded the first free SQL Server conference in the UK SQLBits in 2007 along with other MVPs in the UK. He is a regular speaker at SQL Server events as well as writing his blog and writing for SQLServerCentral and Simple-Talk.com.
He has most recently been involved in developing the SQL Server 2008 training for Microsoft.
Jasper Smith http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/sqldbatips
Jasper has been working with SQL Server for around 6 years and is currently a member of the Database Services team at Nationwide Building Society in the UK. He also writes articles and code for his website : http://www.sqldbatips.com