Category Archives: Conferences

Power View (nee Crescent)

At the SQLPASS keynote yesterday, it was announced that the new name for Crescent is Power view. I’m not sure the name is better, but it certainly fits with the Microsoft Power/point/pivot naming convention! New features demonstrated were sorting, changes … Continue reading

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SQLBits 8- report

Having returned from SQLBits 8 with colleagues, I thought I’d share a few thoughts. As with last time, it was great fun and an excellent learning experience. Thanks to the organisers, speakers and vendors for making this happen. Herding geeks … Continue reading

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SQL Server Denali CTP and Parallel Data Warehouse RTM

I was very excited yesterday about the announcements at SQLPASS re: the next version of SQL Server, codenamed Denali, newly released as a CTP. For more details check out SQLPASS 2010 Keynote. Now the dust has settled, the important bits … Continue reading

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SQLBits 7 Conference Report

I am finally back home after an excellent but exhausting trip to SQLBits 7 in York, where we attended the Friday and Saturday sessions. It was a very friendly atmosphere and it felt great to rub shoulders with the many leading … Continue reading

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SQLBits here we come…

I’m off to York this evening with some colleagues from IPL , ready to attend SQLBits 7 for Friday and Saturday. It’s my first time at SQLBits and I’m really looking forward to the sessions on offer, and mixing with the … Continue reading

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