Getting to know SQL 2005 Service Broker

Looks likes I’ve got to do a presentation on Service Broker for the SQL 2005 launch – so I’ve been doing some home work on the subject. The best primer I’ve found is http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnsql90/html/sqlsvcbroker.asp?frame=true this is refernenced in the webcast http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032263311&EventCategory=5&culture=en-us&CountryCode=US.  Once you’ve got your head round the basics you’ll want to create your ow broker service…

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Project REAL—Business Intelligence in Practice - great website!

For sometime a group of Program Managers from the SQL BI team have been working with a customer, Barnes and Noble, to produce a SQL BI solution for their data warehouse and analysis needs using SQL 2005.  The leasons learnt from all their work is being continually published to this website http://www.microsoft.com/sql/bi/projectreal/default.mspx in the form of…

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SQL Server 2005 webcasts starting today and coming throughout June

You can register for all these webcasts from here http://www.microsoft.com/uk/technet/training/webcasts.mspx#EIA 31 May, 17.30: Real-Time BI with SQL Server 2005 Analysis ServicesThere is an increasing demand to make business intelligence (BI) ‘real-time’. This webcast discusses the challenges of making BI more real-time, and how some of these challenges can be overcome using new features in Analysis Services,…

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Webcast with Proclarity

If you were unable to connct to our webcast with Proclarity last month then please have another go, here is the corresponding missive from marketing: Last month you registered to attend the TechNet Webcast ‘Analysing and Presenting SQL Server Data with Proclarity – a Technical Overview’.  Unfortunately, a number of delegates experienced technical difficulties in…

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Webcasts - Business Intelligence using SQL Server 2005

The marketing people here at Microsoft, have asked me to advertise a new series of BI webcasts using SQL Server 2005.  So, to oblige, here is their spiel: “Your business intelligence (BI) applications need to integrate seamlessly into your overall application infrastructure to deliver real competitive advantage. Are you thinking about how to leverage your…

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Educational Webcast Series on TechNet

Sorry I’m a little late in alerting you to this SQL Server 2005 Educational Webcast Series on TechNet, which runs from March 21-May 18. This 10 part series will provide IT Professionals with a broad overview of the benefits of SQL Server 2005 to whet their appetite for the upcoming public beta release, TechEd and a more…

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Forthcoming UK Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence Webcasts.

I shall be presenting this first webcast myself and hosting the other two – hope you can join in.   23 March, 10am: TechNet Webcast: Business Intelligence on the Microsoft Platform This webcast is will provide IT Professionals with a complete technical introduction to Business Intelligence on the Microsoft Platform. We will cover the key…

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SQL Server SP4 Beta is still Open

SQL Server SP4 Beta is still Open. Customers can sign up here for the SP4 Beta Program http://www.microsoft.com/sql/evaluation/betanominations.asp.  Upcoming Wechat on SQL Server SP4 on February 15, 2:00 – 3:00pm PST. Sign up here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/chats/default.mspx and scroll down to SQL Server SP4 chat, sponsored by SSWUG.ORG. The first 75 customers who complete a new SP4…

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TechNet Webcast: Troubleshooting Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (Level 200) Friday, February 04, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Friday, February 04, 2005 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation In this session we show how to review SQL Server logs, SQL Server events in Event Viewer, and create a Database Maintenance plan that backs up and optimizes your SQL Server databases. We will also discuss…

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