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.



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Posted by simonsabin | with no comments

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



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Posted by simonsabin | with no comments

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 site.

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 fair.

 



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Posted by simonsabin | with no comments

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 vote.

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

Simon



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Posted by simonsabin | with no comments

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.

Seminar

Register

Early Bird

Full Price

Using .Net inside SQL Server

click to register

£150

£200

Advanced SQL Server Troubleshooting

click to register

£150

£200

Making the most of data through business intelligence

click to register

£150

£200

Introduction to using SQL Server for the Jack of All Trades

click to register

£100

£150

Simon



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Posted by simonsabin | with no comments

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

  1. Vote on your top 10 sessions
  2. Register for the conference

So to register for SQLBits III get voting on your top 10 sessions

Training Day

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

Logo Competition

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

Thats all for now and I hope to see you soon in Hatfield.

Simon



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Posted by simonsabin | with no comments

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 logos@sqlbits.com 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 competition.



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Posted by simonsabin | with no comments

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 quickly. http://sqlbits.com/LogoCompetition.aspx

 



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Posted by simonsabin | with no comments

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 drawing.

James Rowland Jones has kindly donated an XBox 360 for our SQLBits logo competition.

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



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Posted by simonsabin | with no comments

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)
3. Create a speaker BIO
4. Submit your session

I look forward to seeing more sessions.



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