Recommended Audience: Business Professional, IT Professional and Partner.
Session Abstract: Get Ready for SQL 2005! - This session will explain the benefits of the new Unified Dimension Model (UDM) that underpins the On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) component of SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services. The UDM represents a radically new approach to OLAP, seeking to combine the best aspects of OLAP with the best of aspects of On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP). This session will compare and contrast the OLAP engine in SQL Server 2000 with the UDM and explore the new architectural possibilities it offers. Also covered will be an introduction to the new data mining algorithms which will show how they can be employed to gain competitive advantage.
Experience supporting Windows® 2003 servers
Experience managing and maintaining SQL Server 2000
Experience administering databases
Speaker: Matthew Stephen, SQL Server Evangelist firstname.lastname@example.org
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Matthew joined Microsoft PSS in 1993 after working as a developer in the construction industry. His roles at PSS involved support for developers on Microsoft Visual Basic and Microsoft SQL Server. In 2000 Matthew joined the Microsoft Enterprise and Partner Group as Technology Specialist focusing on SQL Server and related technologies. In December 2004 Matthew joined the ITPro Evangelist team.