Jammin' SQL Server 2008
By now you may have all seen the road shows and talks about SQL Server 2008, in this anarchic meet where Martin Bell, Rob Carrol and Satya Shyam K Jayanty will all chip in to demo and talk about the new features of SQL Server 2008, and discuss what they like about them, what the pro and cons are and potential pitfalls. If you want to see anything specific email me and we'll try to include it. What you are not going to see is any PowerPoint so bring a pen and paper.
Rob Carrol has been working with SQL Server since 1999 when he started out his career as a web developer using ASP/.NET, ColdFusion and SQL Server. Since then he has continued to work with SQL Server in a DBA and consultancy capacity, specializing in performance tuning and database troubleshooting. He joined Microsoft in April 2008 as a SQL Server Premier Field Engineer, working with some of Microsoft’s largest clients in the UK and Europe. Rob lives in South Ayrshire, Scotland and I am married with 2 daughters. When he’s not working with SQL Server you’ll usually find him playing Xbox or thinking about football or golf !
Satya Shyam K Jayanty
Satya is an Independent Database expert, with over 16 years of experience in application designing, developing and managing database technologies using industry famous technologies & software. He has been working with SQL Server since version 4.2 (1996) and an active member & moderator in Technet, MSDN, SQL-Server-Performance.com forums/websites and also writes for http://www.sql-server-performance.com website. A regular speaker and volunteer (Ask The Experts) at SQL Server events such as SQLPASS, Tech-ed etc. he was first made a SQL Server MVP in 2006. He manages the website http://www.sqlserver-qa.net.
Martin Bell has been a freelance computer consultant in the UK for over 23 years. He has worked on many relational database systems and since the 1998 has specialized in SQL Server. He was first awarded Microsoft MVP (SQL Server) status in June 2003. Martin organises the Leeds and Scottish Area SQL Server User Group meetings and is one of the founding members of the SQLBits organising committee.
18:30 – 19:00 – Introduction, Networking and Food
19:00 – 21:00 – Jammin’ SQL Server 2008
Microsoft Office at Waverley Gate
Registration will be necessary as I have to submit registrations to Microsoft on Thurday morning.