Attend the SQL Server 2005 Launch Event and Receive a Copy of SQL Server 2005

My colleague, Mark Relph, beat me to the punch and blogged about a very exciting development – we will be giving each attendee that attends the Launch Event in their city a copy of SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.  Read Mark’s blog post on this to get the details. 


New Microsoft Certifications Announced for SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006

Microsoft Learning announced the creation of two new certifications today geared towards individuals with proficiences in SQL Server 2005 or BizTalk Server 2006.  The Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) designation for either SQL Server 2005 or BizTalk Server 2006 can be achieved by passing one exam thereby highlighting your skills and knowledge of the product.  From…


Toronto Demand Means We Increase Capacity for the SQL Server 2005 Launch Event!!

WOW!! The response has been amazing!!  We have just extended the capacity for the Toronto SQL Server 2005/Visual Studio 2005/ BizTalk Server 2006 Ready Launch Event on November 8.  The number of folks that have registered has been outstanding with over 3,000 of you signing up!!  We really don’t want to disappoint anyone who wants to…


Getting closer to the SQL Server 2005 Launch Event

Today I spent the morning with a few key individuals reviewing the content we will be presenting at the SQL Server 2005 Launch Event starting in Toronto on November 8.  It is always great to get input on how what we will be presenting will resonate with you, the audience.   Being inside Microsoft I know that…


Less Than 4 Weeks to the SQL Server 2005 Launch Event

SQL Server 2005 launches worldwide on November 7.  That’s less than 4 weeks away!! In Canada we start the country-wide tour on November 8 with our first stop in Toronto.  We will then take the launch on the road with stops in Ottawa, Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax and Winnipeg (in that order). …


8 Days, 4 Events, 4 Different Topics

The last 8 days have been a whirlwind of activity.  I have had the priviliege of being involved in four different events, both for Microsoft and our partners, and presented on four different topics in the process.  This presented a bit of a challenge time-wise since preparing for an event usually takes longer than the…