This is probably something for local authorities, who’re running big datacentres, but there are likely to be readers of this blog that are either in that role, or are running big datacentres in their school. And given the size of some of the transactional databases in schools today, this might apply to you…
I’ve just heard that the first ever Microsoft SQL Server Data Management Conference is being held in London on Tuesday September 29th. Although it is not an education-specific event, there is a good agenda with excellent presenters that could be of use to you if you are running complex databases. It’s obviously useful for IT managers, and information managers, database administrators and architects will find real value to add to their knowledge of how to get the most out of SQL Server.
The agenda focuses on some of the major data management challenges that we know SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition is more than ready to handle: high-performance and scalability, robust security, virtualisation, data warehousing and business intelligence.
The cast of presenters includes:
- Donald Farmer & Mark Linton from the SQL Server Development team
- Mark Whitehorn, independent consultant and author on databases and data management
- An array of Microsoft technical expertise on SQL Server, data management and Business Intelligence
The agenda includes specific topics on using SQL Server in heterogeneous data environments (i.e. Oracle) and SQL Server as the data platform of choice for business critical applications such as SAP. It also includes a closer-look at the SQL Server 2008 R2 functionality in a presentation by Donald Farmer from the SQL Server development team.
The event is free, and given that effective database management is top of the list for many organisations, you may want to book your place as soon as you can.
You can book directly on the Microsoft events website, or register by phone on 0870 166 6670 (quoting event reference 4125)