July 2008 - Posts
One of the few gripes I have with Microsofts
virtualisation story is the lack of support for USB.
Well a company has just come up with a USB network server, which allows a
host machine with USB support to act as a sort of proxy to the USB devices.
Charlei Russell has tried it out and here's his intial blog http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64/archive/2008/07/16/usb-in-hyper-v-child.aspx I'm
going to try it out soon once I get a few things off my plate.
Now session voting has closed you no longer have to vote
on 10 sessions in order to register.
So if you haven't yet registered get registrering http://www.sqlbits.com/information/Registration.aspx
To make sure you get your vote in go to http://www.sqlbits.com/LogoCompetition.aspx to
avoid anyone fudging the results all we ask you to do is register on the
Its all very close at the moment and the winner gets an xBox.
I would tell you which ones mine are but I don't think that would be
We will be closing voting on the sessions for the next
SQLBits very soon. If you haven't yet voted then go to http://www.sqlbits.com/information/PublicSessions.aspx to
Once voting has closed we will be finalising the agenda.
Even when voting closes you will still be able to register by going to http://www.sqlbits.com/information/registration.aspx
For SQLBits III (www.sqlbits.com ) we have decided to run a
training day on the Friday before the free conference.
We have 4 seminars covering a range of SQL related topics.
You can find the details of the seminars on the Training Day page of the SQLBits site or by clicking on
the links below.
Registration is now open for SQLBits III and its FREE again.
We have a staggering 63 sessions submitted for this conference far more than
the previous two. Because of this and to ensure you get to see the sessions you
want to see we have setup the registration process as follows
- Vote on your top 10 sessions
- Register for the
So to register for SQLBits III get voting on your top 10 sessions
We have also introduced this time a training day on the Friday before. We
have 4 full day seminars available for more details go to the training day page on the site
And finally but not least, you may have noticed the plain logo at the top of
this email. We have decided to get a new logo and asked the community to get
drawing. The logos have now been submitted and can be voted on. The logo with
the most 5 star votes will win an xBox 360.
So get voting on your favourite logo
all for now and I hope to see you soon in Hatfield.
Session submission for SQLBits III on 13th September
closes today. You can still submit a session by going here http://www.sqlbits.com/information/SessionSubmission.aspx
Its also the last day for you budding Monets to get your logo submissions in.
Please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org if
you want details of the competition you can find them here http://www.sqlbits.com/LogoCompetition.aspx.
Don't forget you can win an XBox 360 if your logo wins the
If you're interested in presenting a sesion at SQLBits
III (www.sqlbits.com) then get your session
in soon as we are planning on closing submissions this weekend.
To submit a session go to http://sqlbits.com/information/SessionSubmission.aspx
Also the logo competition closes today so make sure you get your entry in
You may have seen my other post on session submissions
for the next SQLBits. Well if you're not up for speaking how about a bit of
James Rowland Jones has kindly donated an XBox 360 for our SQLBits logo
All you have to do is come up with a new logo for SQLBits.
Details of the competition and the currently submitted logos can be
found here http://www.sqlbits.com/LogoCompetition.aspx
If you didn't know the next SQLBits is going to be on
the 13th September 2008.
We have had an overwhelming response for sessions for the next SQLBits buts
there is still time for you to get your session in, especially if you fancy
doing something on Business Intelligence.
To submit a session its dead easy
1. Go to the submit a session http://www.sqlbits.com/information/SessionSubmission.aspx
2. If you're not registered then register (link available on the page)
Create a speaker BIO
4. Submit your session
I look forward to seeing more sessions.