May 2009 - Posts


As the title says the May 2009 edition of SQL 2008 books online is now available for download.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=765433f7-0983-4d7a-b628-0a98145bcb97



A fellow MVP and member of the SQLBits organising committee has finally pulled his finger out and started blogging.

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/martinbell/archive/2009/05/08/have-i-missed-the-party.aspx

He's starting with a great intro to Table Valued Parameters

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/martinbell/archive/2009/05/10/Table_2D00_valued-parameters-in-SQL-Server-2008-_2800_Part-1_2900_.aspx

[Update 11/5/2009 19:44 oops wrong link]



I have decided to start a usergroup in Cambridge, England. With Redgate based there it would be mad not to.

 

The first meeting will be on the 20th May (just over a week away). We know there are lots of SQL bods around Cambridge so spread the word.

 

Come along to the first meeting. I've got some friends to come along and cover Integration Services and Reporting Services.  The event will be hosted by me and we will be covering SSIS with Darren Green and SSRS with Peter Blackburn. The evening is great chance to socialise with like minded inviduals over some beer and pizza.

 

To register go to http://sqlserverfaq.com/events/176/Cambridge-SQL-UG-SSIS-and-SSRS-sponsored-by-Redgate.aspx

 

I look forward to seeing you there.

 



The next SQL usergroup meeting in Reading will be next Wednesday (13th May).

We have Mike Taulty from Microsoft presenting on "Understanding ADO.NET Data Services" and we have James O'Niell and Viral Tarpara both IT Pro Evangelists for Microsoft taking us through the features in the soon to be released windows 7 in-depth.

http://sqlserverfaq.com/events/167/Sessions-on-Understanding-ADONET-Data-Services-Windows-7-features-indepth-and-the-usual-SQL-Nuggets-and-Networking.aspx