Happy news this week that I'll be traveling to Orlando, Florida the first week of June to attend and present at Microsoft Tech·Ed North America 2008 Developers June 3-6 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Data Modeling for OLTP Developers: Insights From Microsoft IT
Set-Based Thinking for the T-SQL Developer: Insights From Microsoft IT
Version-stamping of Database Objects using SQLCMD and SQL Server Management Studio: Insights from Microsoft IT
.. as well a presentation and associated hands-on lab which I'm developing for the Orlando conference called (with apologies to David Letterman) Stupid SQL Tricks: Insights From Microsoft IT.
You can find more information about the Barcelona presentations at the two links above. Stupid SQL Tricks will be a compendium of devious yet useful techniques for getting the most out of SQL Server. Several recent threads in this blog will likely be topics of conversation.
If you've got any "stupid SQL tricks" that you'd like to share, please pass them on to me via the blog's contact mechanism. If I include your submission in the presentation, all I can offer in return is my thanks and a citation on an acknowledgements slide. That, and the unending awe of those in the audience who will marvel at your ingenuity.
More on these events as the date approaches..