Posted by: kurtsh | July 21, 2010

WEBCASTS: SQL Server 2008 R2 Power Sessions

image We are sponsoring a set of exclusive Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 training webinar series.  Come and discover powerful new capabilities that enable your organization to scale your operations with confidence, boost productivity, and deliver business insight that empowers your end-users. 

  • imageSQL Server 2008 R2 for DBA’s Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 12:15pm (EDT) – Patrick LeBlanc
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 provides a number of enhancements and new functionality, building on previous versions. Administration, database maintenance, manageability, availability, security, and performance, among others, all fall into the roles and responsibilities of the database administrator.  Patrick Leblanc will go over the new features and functionality that will impact the DBA. 
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 12:15pm (EDT) – Brian Knight
    With upcoming release of the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft continues to build on the Information Platform Vision by enabling businesses to deliver near real-time information through rich applications. Not only does SQL Server offers a complete approach to managing, accessing and delivering information across the organization; but now the power of SQL Server is extending to the Cloud through SQL Azure. SQL Azure provides a consistent program model and common tools while offering new business opportunities, high availability, and massive scale through distributed data services.
  • SQL 2008 R2 PowerPivot Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 12:15pm (EDT) – Brian Knight
    PowerPivot gives users the power to create compelling self-service BI solutions, facilitates sharing and collaboration on user-generated BI solutions in a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 environment, and enables IT organizations to increase operational efficiencies through Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2-based management tools.
  • SQL Server R2 Enterprise Edition– SharePoint 2010 EE Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 12:15pm (EDT) – Adam Jorgensen
    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition is the business collaboration platform for the enterprise and the Web. The combination of SQL Server 2008 R2 EE and SharePoint 2010 EE delivers an optimized platform for self-service business intelligence.. Organizations can use the platform to connect and empower people, and facilitate collaboration among colleagues, partners, and customers. To see what’s new in SharePoint Server 2010 and what’s possible in combination with SQL Server R2 EE, please join Adam Jorgensen for this presentation.
  • Fast Track Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 12:15pm (EDT) – Brian Knight
    This presentation an overview and guide to SQL Server® Fast Track Data Warehouse, a new set of reference architectures created for scale-up (SMP) SQL Server based data warehouse solutions. It includes a summary of the resources available in the reference configuration, the distinguishing features of the approach, and the steps necessary to take full advantage of the new architectures.
  • Parallel Data Warehouse Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 12:15pm (EDT)  – Mike Clark
    SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse is a highly scalable appliance for enterprise data warehousing. It is the next step in the evolution of the data warehouse appliance created by DATAllegro. SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse uses massively parallel processing (MPP) to deliver the high performance and scalability on SQL Server 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008 and industry-standard hardware. The MPP architecture helps enable better scalability, better and more predictable performance, reduced risk and a lower cost per terabyte than other DW solutions.

Learn how businesses like yours can use the significant new capabilities of SQL Server 2008 R2 to run your most demanding mission-critical applications, increase IT and developer efficiency, and deliver business insight where and when your users need it.

REGISTRATION: 
Registration is limited to my customers.  If you are a customer of mine, please contact me for details on how to enroll.


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