At Microsoft we don't often plug products or services, but I wanted to point out the V-Conference they are conducting over at SSWUG. If your travel budgets have fallen apart (as most people's have), this is a great, inexpensive way to get the same kind of content you would get at an "in-person" conference. As a former speaker, I was impressed by the fact that the speakers stay on line during their broadcast (if possible) and answer questions through a chat feature. Stephen Wynkoop who runs the conference has a very professional setup, so you should definitely check it out. Here's what he sent me yesterday:
7 Reasons To Attend SSWUG's Ultimate vConference This Spring
(Third round Early Bird Discounts end March 15th - Register Now and Save $35!)
1. Over 35 industry experts giving sessions on SQL Server, Business Intelligence, .NET and Sharepoint.
2. More than 130 sessions over 3 days.
3. Thirty days of on-demand viewing after the live conference ends.
4. A SQL Server 101 track included with all four disciplines. (9 sessions where you can pick up the basics of SQL Server.)
5. Live interaction with speakers and attendees during sessions.
6. Broadcast quality video and audio streamed directly to your desktop.
7. Early Bird Discounts NOW! Register today for $90 per discipline (a savings of $35).
April 22,23 and 24, 2009
See you online!
Microsoft SQL Server MVP