Regional Meetings of the UK SQL Server User Group coming up in the next couple of weeks:
LEEDS AREA SQL SERVER USER GROUP: THURSDAY 29TH MAY 18:30 - 21:00 : LEEDS
Martin Bell - Whats New in SQL Server 2008 T-SQL. Martin Will talk about some of the many new features in T-SQL that will be available in SQL Server
Jim Brayshaw - Deploying database upgrades. Jim will talk about the key aspect to building and releasing enterprise software.
SCOTTISH AREA SQL SERVER USER GROUP: WEDNESDAY 4TH JUNE 18:30 - 21:00 :
Richard Fennell - Using Visual Studio Team Edition for DB Professionals.
Richard will cover the complete development life cycle using this Visual Studio Team Edition for DB Professionals, addressing issues such as schema management, source control, testing, data generation and deployment.
SQL SERVER 2008 UK USERGROUP LONDON LAUNCH EVENT: THURSDAY 19TH JUNE
As part of the SQL Server Launch wave we are holding a usergroup meeting to celebrate the launch (not RTM).
We're going to run this as an open session so you'll be able to ask us to cover the areas you want us to cover.
We have loads of giveaways, including Vista, training vouchers, Technet subscriptions and SQL Server licenses.
Registration is at 5.30, evening will commence at 6pm and finish 9pm.
6pm - 6.30pm
Round Table Discussion
Update on what's been going on and is going on in the SQL Server space.
Bring your SQL problems and ask the audience, bounce ideas - anything related to SQL Server.
The topics to cover in next parts could be any of the following, Simon and Jasper will hope to answer and demo the features you want to know about.
TSQL improvements, new data types, changes to CLR, spatial data, hierarchies, service broker, changes to tools, SSIS improvements, Integrated Full Text, Sparse Columns, Filtered Indexes, XQuery changes, Compression, Change Data Capture, Change Tracking, Intellisense, Table Valued Parameters, Script Task in SSIS, Performance Data Collector, Reporting services