October 2009 - Posts

Microsoft must be extremely happy with the turnout to the Get on the Bus/Born to Learn sessions at York University this evening. Andrew Bettany and his team at the University should be congratulated for a fantastic evening surrounding Windows 7, Exchange 2010, Windows 2008 R2 and SBS 2008. Furthermore, tonight’s attendance I hope will encourage more Microsoft events in this part of the World.  


I appreciate that this post may not be a SQL Server post, but it does no harm at all to view the technologies on which SQL Server will sit or work with and as an MCSE in Windows 2000 and 2003 I very much like the crammed approached to the new features with the little time I have.  



Tjeerd Veninga opened proceedings with an overview of the new features of Windows 7, an OS I which quite frankly rocks!  David Elfassy looked at messaging management in the latest installment of Exchange, and Liberty Munson provided an entertaining session of quick fire questions surrounding Microsoft Certification.  



James O'Neill presented the key features of Windows Server 2008 with David Oulverton providing the SBS highlights.  



Overall a great evening enjoyed by all!    The tour continues throughout Europe and more information can be found at http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/thebus/tour-dates 



I also managed to get some swag for the Manchester and Leeds SQL Server User group, will keep you posted and update the agenda for the forthcoming December dates!  





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Apologies for the delays in getting the slide deck out to the attendees of this User Group

I have had trouble connecting to the folders on the site to up load the files. That mighty fine fellow, Martin Bell, has very

kindly placed them on his site for you to download.

 I look forward to seeing you in Manchester this Thursday for the Reporting Services Evening

 If you are not aware of it, check out www.SQLServerFAQ.com to register for this event

 SQLBits, SQLPass,and TechEd  EMEA running in November will mean that the next Manchester SQL Server UG after Thursday

will be December. Also the Leeds UG has a great session coming up on the Service Broker and PowerShell as well

Should be a great night!





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For those of you that don't read SQL Server Magazine, I would recommend that you get it. It is a fantastic magazine with loads of great articles

recently, with the workload, I have not had chance to open many of the issues that sit in my office waiting to be digested. However, this months issue definately got my attention.

This months issue has SQLBits keynote speaker Donald Farmer (Mr BI of Microsoft). There are exciting developments in the world of SQL Server especially surrounding Project Gemini and Self Service BI

So go on, get the magazine, and if you really want the inside track on Gemini and Self Service BI

Come to SQLBits in November and ask the man himself



I will be there and I hope to see you there!


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Thanks to those that attended last nights user group in Leeds, Some great questions posed around the Business implications of SSAS

and there was great interaction in the UG. Thanks to Martin as well for organising this and for QA providing the venue.

Just to let you know that I will upload the slide deck once I can connect to the folder.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ping me

for SQL Server courses please click on the following link


Thanks and hope to see you soon



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