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SQL Server 2008 R2 Launch – May 11 Minneapolis, MN

Posted by denglishbi on April 12, 2010

I just got word today that the registration site went live for the SQL Server 2008 R2 Launch in Minnesota!  I have been patiently waiting for this and now it is all set (for the most part).  Minnesota is one of the five lucky locations that the launch event will be coming to in the United States.  The launch events are being coordinated by PASS and Microsoft and the local PASS chapters in each area will be able to get actively involved as well.

imageThis is an all day free event that will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Bloomington, MN on Tuesday, May 11 from 9am to 4:30pm.  There will be a couple of keynote talks and then three tracks each having three sessions.  Here is the agenda:

8:00am – 9:00am – Registration
9:00am – 9:15am – Welcome & Introductions
9:15am – 10:00 am – Keynote Presentation: Data Platform Vision & SQL Server 2008 R2 Introduction
10:00am – 11:00am – SQL Server 2008 R2 Overview: Trusted & Scalable Platform; Managed Self-Service BI; IT & Developer Efficiency
11:00am – 11:15am – Break


DBA Track

BI Track

ITDM Track

11:15am – 12:30pm Ensure Business Continuity with SQL Server 2008 R2,  Windows Server 2008 & Hyper-V Live Migration Enable Managed Self-service BI with PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint 2010 SQL Azure – Highly Available, Scalable, Multi-tenant database services in the cloud
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30pm – 2:45pm Simplify management of your SQL Server data platform with Multi-server Management Achieve Rapid Reporting with Reporting Services and Report Builder 3.0 Migrations from Oracle to SQL Server 2008 R2
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break Break Break
3:00pm – 4:15pm Deliver unprecedented access to business-critical data at a lower TCO with SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse Importance of Master Data Management Lower Costs through BI Consolidation


So what are you waiting for, get over to the site and save your seat for the event – Register Now and I will see you there.

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