Aug 11, 2010: SQL Server 2008 R2 Features

In this mini-launch event, we will look at some of the new features released with SQL Server 2008 R2 –especially the features of interest and useful for SQL developers.

Paul Turley will discuss the additions and improvements made to Reporting Services and the report design environment (ReportBuilder 3.0), as well as demonstrate the data analysis capabilities of the new PowerPivot feature. Paul will also offer a demo of a recent dashboard design.

Arnie Rowland will broaden the discussion with other features, enhancements, and changes to SQL Server 2008 with the R2 release that are of interest to developers.

Paul Turley is an Architect for Hitachi Consulting, where he develops business reporting solutions and database systems for many high-profile business clients. He has been developing database solutions since 1991 for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Boise Cascade, Disney, and Microsoft. He has been a Microsoft Certified Professional and Trainer since 1996 and currently holds his MCDBA, MCSD, MSF Practitioner, IT Project+, and A+ certifications. In 2009, Paul was awarded the coveted MVP designation for his work with SQL Server Business Intelligence.

Arnie Rowland is a Data Architect, Consultant and Trainer specializing in developer/development issues related to SQL Server. Clients include Fortune 100 enterprises, large scale NGOs, as well as domestic and foreign governments. In addition to facilitating the Oregon SQL –developers user group, he is a senior moderator for the Microsoft MSDN SQL Server Forums, member of the Microsoft TechNet Wiki Community Council, and co-founder of Portland Code Camp.

We wish to acknowledge Robert Half Technologies for supporting Oregon SQL by generously sponsoring the meeting venue.

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