I've been a bit off radar: up to my neck in a large sql server / dot.net project and some time off for Christmas.
Believe it or not I managed to get my thumb trapped in a Transformer on Christmas day and an ensuing infection - so if you see a consultant with a black thumb that might be me 😉
Anyway, THE big event of the year is the joint SQL 2008, Visual Studi0 2008 and Windows Server 2008 launch.
The Irish tour is visiting four cities on following dates:
- Thursday 31st Jan – Belfast – Radisson
- Monday 4th Feb – Cork – Rochestown Park Hotel
- Wednesday 6th Feb – Galway – G Hotel
- Wednesday 13th Feb – Dublin – Morrison
To register you can visit the relevant site at http://www.mtug.ie
I'll be picking some cool new features in SQL 2008 to demo focused on the IT Pro and BI arena. Pop by to see demos of:
- Security Improvements
- Enhanced Mirroring
- Declarative Management Framework
- Resource Governor
- Query Plan Guides
- Data Warehousing Enhancements
- BI Platform Enhancements
- Enhanced Reporting and Data Mining
Hopefully see you on the tour...