Server 2008 Firestarter Event

The SQL Server 2008 Firestarter event is a 1/2 day, free event for SQL Server developers and administrators. You’ll be able to learn about the newest features in SQL Server 2008, and how you can leverage them to improve your existing applications. Developer topics will include the new features in T-SQL. including the new data types for dates, times, and spatial values. BI Developers will be interested in the sessions on SQL Server Analysis Services improvements and how they can speed the development of OLAP cubes. New features in Reporting Services 2008 will also be covered. For administrators, server consolidation options and the new policy based management framework will be reviewed.

  1. Improvements in T-SQL
  2. Accelerating SSAS Design and Performance –
  3. Policy-Based Management and Multi-Server Administration
  4. SQL Server 2008: Enabling Consolidation for the Enterprise
  5. Creating More Flexible and Richer Reports in SSRS 2008

This event is being sponsored by Microsoft and the Charlotte and Greenville chapters of PASS. We will have several SQL Server MVPs present, so it will be great opportunity to learn more about SQL Server.

By Shannon Lowder

Shannon Lowder is the Database Engineer you've been looking for! Look no further for expertise in: Business Analysis to gather the business requirements for the database; Database Architecting to design the logical design of the database; Database Development to actually build the objects needed by the business logic; finally, Database Administration to keep the database running in top form, and making sure there is a disaster recovery plan.

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