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SQLBits 2008


Registration is now open for SQLBits 2008 March event.

Come and join us at the Lakeside Conference Centre in Birmingham for SQLBits
(the sql); believe me the sessions are way better than the punch line! We
have kept costs low with help from our sponsors, so low in fact it's free to
attend again.

20 technical Sessions broken up into 4 tracks covering all areas a SQL Pro
is interested in and on top of that a recruitment panel and new product
demonstrations - something for everybody - Development, DBA, Business
Intelligence and of course SQL Server 2008. Check out the confirmed

Technical Sessions end at 5pm but the day continues first with a Recruitment
panel and New production demos and then into an informal networking and
social evening at our Group By drinks reception - a great opportunity to
relax and chat about our holidays, hobbies, ok - get real - more SQL!

Register quickly; we ran out of places in 8 days at the October 2007 event.

Technical Session List

SQL Server 2008
Making more of SSIS in 2008
Reporting in SQL Server 2008
SQL Server 2008 ? Declarative Management Framework concepts & database
problem solutions with policy management.
Where do you live? Intro to spatial indexing
SQL Server 2008 TSQL Enhancements

Business Intelligence
Using Analysis Services as a data source for Reporting Services reports
Extending SSIS with custom Data Flow components
Master Data Management (MDM)

SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery Overview
What Are You Waiting For?
I/O! I/O! It?s off to disk we go...
Introduction to SQL 2008 Performance Data Collector
"SELECT TOP(@x) Name FROM MyFavouriteDMVs ORDER BY MyRanking"
Administering SQL Server 2008 and 2005 with Windows PowerShell

Transient data in SQL Server
Getting to grips with Service Broker.
2005 SQLCMD Scripting
Understanding LINQ in .NET Framework V3.5 and Beyond
Development Life Cycle using Visual Studio Team Edition for DB Professionals
Making the leap into Advanced SQL