Going to the airport from the Goldcoast

I live in the GoldCoast but fly out of Brisbane…Why? The train!  The only downside i have found is i can not read their online schedule from my phone…. Interestingly QLD did have a train that went to the Gold Coast airport -and tore it out!  I have quite a few choices this AM….do cut…


Launch Reference Information

(To be added to our blogs Nov 15th per David Lemphers)    City Venue Room Capacity Time Registration Links ADELAIDE – 21/11/2005 Microsoft Adelaide Function Room and Auditorium, Santos Building,2nd floor91 King William StreetAdelaide SA 5000 Function Room & Auditorium – Function Room: ^100 standing – Auditorium: 150 seated, – Foyer Area: 50ppl standing 6pm-9pm Adelaide:…


Charles Sterling Bio

About Charles Sterling   Charles Sterling came to Microsoft from being a marine biologist working for United States National Marine Fisheries doing marine mammal research on the Bering Sea. He started out at Microsoft supporting Excel and moved through a couple of support teams to being an escalation engineer for Microsoft SQL Server. Taking his…

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Real-Time BI with SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services

  Title:  Real-Time BI with SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services Abstract: Real-Time BI with SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (real Abstract pending) Australian Speaker: danny tambs? still need to talk to Danny to confirm New Zealand Speaker: ? Speaker Bio:  


Developing SQL Server 2005 OLAP Applications with ADO MD.NET

Title:  Developing SQL Server 2005 OLAP Applications with ADO MD.NET Abstract: ADO MD.NET lets developers create great BI front-ends by combining the best of ADO.NET and classic ADO MD. The MDX query language has been enhanced to leverage new SQL Server 2005 features like server-side key performance indicators. We discuss how to use these and…


Understanding Index Usage and Indexing Best Practices in SQL Server 2005

Title:  Understanding Index Usage and Indexing Best Practices in SQL Server 2005 Abstract: While many indexing best practices continue from SQL Server 2000, there are some new features of which you should be aware. SQL Server 2005 offers more options to cover queries alleviating some SQL Server 2000 restrictions. In this session, we review a…


Architecting a Large Scale Data Warehouse with SQL Server 2005

Title:  Architecting a Large Scale Data Warehouse with SQL Server 2005 Abstract: This session discusses best practices and real-world experience in architecting a large scale and high volume data warehouse using SQL Server 2005. Review the techniques required to handle the transformation and loading of over two billion rows of transactional data on a semi-weekly…


What Nobody Told You About Protecting SQL Server

Title:  What Nobody Told You About Protecting SQL Server Abstract: Jesper’s at it again…Showing us how Hackers take your work apart and how you can protect…Not to be missed!  Just securing your SQL Server 2005 database is not enough. If you develop unsecured applications then all your good work on the server can be lost….


Integrated Innovation: Using ADO.NET 2.0 with SQL Server 2005

Title:  Integrated Innovation: Using ADO.NET 2.0 with SQL Server 2005 Abstract: SQL Server 2005 and ADO.NET 2.0, along with the rest of the .NET Framework 2.0, have been in the works for some time now and they bring lots of innovation with them — not only that, they’ve been carefully designed to work together and…


Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server 2005 and Get More from Your Oracle Data with SQL Server 2005

Title:  Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server 2005 and Get More from Your Oracle Data with SQL Server 2005 Abstract: This session covers the many options available to you help you migrate your existing Oracle applications to SQL Server 2005. It highlights real customer experience with the migration process and showcases some SQL Server 2005…