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European PASS Conference 2008

If you can’t make the launch, and weren’t at SQL Bits a couple of weeks ago then why not convince your manager, wife, accountant that you need to go Germany to get SQL fix.  The Professional Association PASS for SQL Server and BI are holding their European Conference at Neuss, 14-16 April.  So all of… Read more

SQL Server Reporting Services – Report Designer

I was at SQL Bits (the SQL) at Aston University on Saturday and as usual if I can’t answer a question on the day you will find it here: Does SQL Express 2008 include Report Designer? Yes and in fact that’s all you get as BIDS only comes with standard and up (details are here)…. Read more

SQL Bits Conference Calling

This is a short post to say thanks to all the MVP’s working hard to organise the next SQL Bits conference on 1 March (register here). Tony, Chris, Simon Darren, Allan and Martin and the rest of the SQL Server Community know exactly what’s like to plan this when they’re scattered across the UK and… Read more

2008 Launch Wave

The official launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 will happen on the 19th March at the Birmingham ICC.  The format will be a sort of mini TechEd IT Forum with separate technology tracks, Hands-on Labs, Ask the Experts etc. In addition, you’ll be able to hear from IT Pro’s… Read more

SQL Bits the SQL

Following the huge success of SQL Bits last year Tony Rogerson and the UK SQL Server Community have planned the SQL for 1st March at the Lakeside Conference Centre Aston University Birmingham B4 7ET Like last time it’s on a Saturday and there will be four tracks as well as sessions by the sponsors :… Read more