SQL Immersion: Dublin 2009 is open for registration

Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randal are coming to Dublin in September for a week of what promises to the be the deepest SQL Server training ever held in Ireland. If there is any SQL event to attend in Ireland this year I’m pretty sure this is the one. When:                  September 21st – 25thWhere:                 Microsoft Auditorium…

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Project Gemini Preview

For anyone attending the SQL 2008 Academy on Friday (link here) we are going to be showing some details on project Gemini technology included in SQL 2008 R2, which is probably the first look at this exciting new self service BI platform in Ireland. This is going to be a HUGE impact in the BI…

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Get an MCM at a discount rate!!

I must get about 50 emails a week offering a degree for 50 bucks mail order, but here’s an offer which is not bad. The Microsoft Certified Master Program is offering some $3,500 off the $18,500 ticket price. This has to be the best training on the planet and a real way to differentiate your…

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Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randal returning to Dublin

The rumours are true! We are helping to organise Paul Randal and Kimberly Tripp to return to Ireland to run a WEEK intensive SQL Immersion event in Dublin for the 21st to the 25th of September. The last time Paul and Kimberly were over the session was massively over subscribed and it was the first…

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SQL 2008 Academy – Analysis Services 101

I’m presenting a complimentary session for Microsoft SQL Academy entitled “Analysis Services 101” next Friday (26th June) here in Sandyford, Dublin. This session is aimed at people who are familiar with the relational engine, but just getting into Analysis Services and Data Warehousing. Hopefully this will be suitable for DBAs and  technical Implementers. There are…

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SCCM Reboot during OSD Install – "NO MP Certificates"

I just spent ages troubleshooting an annoying thing with SCCM. Every time I tried an OSD PXE installation the PXE would load and then just before the task started it would just reboot. I followed all the troubleshooting tips for Windows PE environment and reviews the “smsts.log” log to just see a message “NO MP…

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