The Toronto stop of TechDays Canada 2008 is just a month away!! Things are heating up and we are getting together a great roster of speakers for the Data Management Track across all 7 cities. Starting with Toronto, you will be able to hear from folks such as SQL Server MVPs Tom Moreau and Val Matison, as well as SharePoint MVP Reza Alirezaei.
Tom will be talking about how to effectively use Policy-Based Management and other techniques to take control of your SQL Server infrastructure across the organization as well as how to extend Policy-Based Management in SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2000 and 2005, and what works and doesn't work. Tom also has a second session on the top 10 things a SQL Server DBA needs to know and do to effectively maintain their databases and instance.
Val will provide his insights and some really great tips on how to use unstructured data (XML, pictures, videos, text searches) effectively in SQL Server and some of the new features of SQL Server 2008 - like the FILESTREAM data type - that help to make the job easier. Reza, on the other hand, will take you through the marriage of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SharePoint technologies in SQL Server 2008 and 2005.
We also have sessions on SQL Server security from the application to the database, how to make database performance predictable through resource management techniques within Windows and SQL Server, performance monitoring and tuning best practices and much more. I'll be delivering a session myself as well, just in case you were wondering!!
The speaker list for other cities also looks quite amazing, but is not quite final yet. I'll provide additional updates in the next few days on Montreal and a couple of other cities.
If you have not yet registered for TechDays, or want to check out the sessions and abstracts for the Data Management Track (as well as the other 4 tracks) in your city, check out http://www.techdays.ca for all the info and registration details.
I'm really excited!!