Here's a little self publicity for gig I'll be doing in December:
To register please go to https://msevents-eu.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=118761637
05 December 2005 18:30 - 05 December 2005 21:00 (GMT) GMT, London
Welcome Time: 18:00
Microsoft Campus Thames Valley Park Reading Berkshire RG6 1WG
General Event Information
Products: SQL Server.
Recommended Audience: Business Professional, IT Professional and Partner.
Session Abstract: Get Ready for SQL 2005! - This session will explain the benefits of the new Unified Dimension Model (UDM) that underpins the On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) component of SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services. The UDM represents a radically new approach to OLAP, seeking to combine the best aspects of OLAP with the best of aspects of On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP). This session will compare and contrast the OLAP engine in SQL Server 2000 with the UDM and explore the new architectural possibilities it offers. Also covered will be an introduction to the new data mining algorithms which will show how they can be employed to gain competitive advantage.