Euro Road Trip Pt 7 – IT Forum Party

Normally I would not post about the party aspects of a conference to try and maintain the facade that I have been working my a** off, however last nights attendee party was so impressive that its worth blogging about, in particular the concert aspect. I’ve been lucky enough over the years at various conferences to…

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Euro Road Trip Pt 6 – IT Forum, Travel and SQL Server

Trying to make the titles a little more interesting 🙂 Well I finally made it to Copenhagen but it was a very entertaining, we were late leaving Aberdeen which means we missed the connection to Copenhagen in Stavanger, about 10 of us were on the plane. So we ended up going on another plane to…

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Euro Road Trip Pt 5

It has been a fun weekend relaxing in Aberdeen, back to doing some “work” today. I went to speak at my old University. I spent time in the morning speaking with the first years on the Comp Sci course about all the different things, including working @ MS, that I had done since graduating from…

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Euro Road Trip Pt 4

Another early start today, I was in TVP for 9 ready to speak at the UK Developers Group, which doesn’t start till 10, ooops. Oh well I managed to get changed into my excellent Lime Green User Group shirt with the extra time, and also snag my second Sausage Butttie of the trip(the british diet…

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PSS Labs from PASS

For the last couple of years at PASS we have had some of our top Escalation Engineers from Product Support for SQL Server come to PASS and work with attendees at troubleshooting, getting an insight into our techniques and processes. These are now available for download; http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AEC18337-887F-4EC6-A858-81F84DE8082F&displaylang=en

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Euro Road Trip Pt 3

Today was a shorter day than yesterday(good job really as I am still recovering form Bronchitis and 2 12 hr days in a row is bound to have a bad effect). I went into the city of london for a meeting at the Centre Point CBI Conference Centre, for the initial meeting of the UK…

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Euro Road Trip Pt 2

Did not quite manage to do a live update after yesterday but I am only a day behind which is good for me 🙂 Yesterday was a going to be a full day in the Microsoft UK Reading Office, known by the locals as TVP(Thames Valley Park) I was going to start by meeting some of…

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Euro Road Trip Pt 1

I’m currently sat in the sunny (NOT) MS UK Office in Reading. I’m over in Europe for 2 weeks talking with customers, partners and speaking at various user groups and conferences in the UK and in Copenhagen. Spent this morning recovering from jet lag before coming into the office for a nice fast network connection…

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Life in the post Yukon world

Yes I know its hard to believe there will be a release of SQL Server after SQL Server 2005 but we are continuing to do some of the up front thinking and planning we need to get a jump start. As part of this Tim is running a new survey, check it out here http://whdc.microsoft.com/vsdata/databasediagramming.aspx

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Nice Overview of some of the new Tools and features in SQL2005

Bill Ramos, the PM for Management Studio, XM and a bunch of other stuff found this sample book chapter today, its got good coverage of the new features in the tools. The authors obviously have some good inside contacts, the screen shots mostly refer to a machine called ThomRiz, this is the e-mail alias of…

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