Feb 11, 2009: SQL Server 2008 Enhancements

Buck Woody:
SQL Server 2008 Enhancements

Buck Woody
Come hear Buck Woody, Microsoft’s “Real World DBA” as he explains the new enhancements in SQL Server Management Studio that will help you write better T-SQL code -faster. He’ll also cover some of the new Transact-SQL Enhancements. Come ready to learn and share!

Buck Woody has been working with Information Technology since 1981. He has worked for the U.S. Air Force, at an IBM reseller as technical support, and for NASA as well as U.S. Space Command as an IT contractor. He has worked in most all IT positions from computer repair technician to system and database administrator, and from network technician to IT Manager. But it is the database field he always returns to. He has been a DBA and Database Developer on everything from an Oracle system running on a VAX to SQL Server and DB2 installations. Buck has a business degree and several industry certifications, including MCSE, MCDBA and Brainbench DBA. He is the author of over 300 SQL Server articles and four published SQL Server books; he is the site personality on InformIT.com’s SQL web, and was the President of the Tampa SQL User’s Group for 5 years. He was awarded the Microsoft MVP Award in 2006 for SQL Server, and started work in the SQL Server Team at Microsoft a year later. He has over twenty years extensive professional and practical experience in computer networks and network design. Experienced in design and management of business and technical systems, as well as marketing and training those systems to the user community and corporate officers.

Arnie Rowland, SQL Server MVP
Solutions to Vexing T-SQL Problems (Continued)

Time permitting, Arnie will continue a discussion on finding ordinary solutions to complex problems. He will be demonstrating several query problems that are often difficult to conceptualize, and providing code examples for the solutions. If you want to have your T-SQL code skills challenged and perhaps expanded, you will want to see this presentation.

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