SQLSaturday #91 – Call for speakers (attendees too!)

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Jul 122011

Omaha, Nebraska. A town based alongside the Great Flood of 2011 Part II (The Missouri River) will be hosting its first SQLSaturday event on August 27th, 2011. A SQL PASS sponsored event offering a full day of free SQL Server education, networking, food, and fun. The event will be held at the brand new, state of the art College of Business Administration building at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s campus.

We have the call for speakers open right now. If you would like to speak and would like to know more information, please contact me (using the Contact link at the top of the page) or submit your details online and let us know you’d like some more information.

For more details, visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/91/eventhome.aspx.

Jul 122011

After much waiting, what is perhaps the most complete release to-date of the next version of SQL Server, code named “Denali” has been released. This is Community Technology Preview #3 (CTP 3) and will be well worth your time to experiment with. If you’ve worked with CTP 1, throw it away and move toward CTP 3. It should pretty much contain all of the features you’ve heard of – AlwaysOn, SSIS enhancements, etc…

Read the announcement here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/07/11/sql-server-code-name-denali-ctp3-is-here.aspx