SSMS is a great environment ... and here's how to make it even better: write your own AddIn - here's how!
Comparison between Azure storage and SQL Data Services
Using a predictive technology inside something that moves your data around really makes sense sometimes although not a lot of people are taking advantage of it. Let me show you how to use the two together
Designing dimensional and fact tables using a case study to understand data modelling
SQL Server 2008 has a ton of great features to help you in your data warehousing endeavours. In this session find out what they are and how you can best use them.
Many DBAs take routine database maintenance for granted. What they don’t understand is that the cumulative effect of poor database maintenance can significantly hurt performance. In this session, you will learn the key things all DBAs need to know in order to maintain their databases at peak performance.
This session will show you how to build aggregations in Analysis Services 2008 that are useful for the queries you're actually running
Although test-driven development is now considered common sense in the OO world, it is very rare in database development. This session looks at the reasons behind this and presents solutions and best practices for test-driven database development. Database TDD and testing is analysed from two aspects: unit-testing in the database (stored procedures,views) and integration testing from the object service/web layer down to the database. I also present DbFit, an extension to FIT/FitNesse that makes database TDD easy This session is aimed at database developers, technical architects and Java/.NET developers working on enterprise applications.
Get off to a flying start with Microsoft Reporting Services 2008, exploring an end to end solution to enables you to facilitate report creation and facilitation!
Database availability is important to every DBA and selecting the right solution to satisfy availability requirements can be a difficult choice. Attendees will be presented with an overview of each technology and complementary technologies enabling them to make better choices of availability solution.