|Title||What’s New in Microsoft SQL Services|
|Brief||Come hear how SQL Data Services is evolving to provide rich relational database capabilities and how easy it is to take existing database applications and extend them to the cloud. |
Learn how SQL Data Services provides highly available and scalable relational database storage and capabilities while allowing you to leverage existing SQL Server knowledge, protocols, client libraries and tools.
Hear about Microsoft's plans to accelerate delivery of the key relational data capabilities you've asked for through a service endpoint that directly supports the T-SQL language and the Tabular Data Stream (TDS) communications protocol as well as their rich support for breadth and open source development languages, frameworks and client libraries.
James Hippolite started programming on an Apple IIe, at the age of 14. After graduating with a bachelor degree in Information Systems from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, he started working with small systems relational databases, like dBase, Paradox, FoxPro and Microsoft Access.
In 1991 he founded Mana Information Systems, a company for SME who couldn't afford their own IT departments. As the lead developer, he developed small to medium WinForms applications using SQL Server, Visual Basic and latterly ASP. In 2003 James developed in C# his first .NET web application, an internal metrics reporting tool for his new employer, Telecom New Zealand, utilising SQL Server stored procedures and .NET classes.
After finally being convinced by their absolute ease of use, James finally converted to using ORMs full-time in 2008. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has contributed lectures on Microsoft Certification and SQL Server Reporting Services to the INETA and PASS communities.
James lives in Wellington and is currently employed full time in a large corporate and loving the regular hours that non-consultants enjoy.
|Audience||Wellington Dot Net User Group|
|Attendees||About 20 – I don’t view this negatively. It was a niche subject.|
|Date/Time||Wednesday 15 April @ 6pm @ Xero|
|Slides||What’s New in Microsoft SQL Services|
I had to break the first rule of presentations to developers: I had no demonstrations! This was because the Invitational CTP won’t be available until next month. So I couldn’t go online to demo what I was talking about. However, the 20 slides fitted well within the 1 hour that I had, with plenty of time for questions through-out. The pizza arrived 5 minutes early, so I had to wrap up the last 4 slides, which I don’t think anybody minded!
The questions were right on the ball, and added to the body of this presentation. Specifically:
|Further Comments|| |
The slide show was a download from the Mix 09 web site, which I then modified to the fact that:
This worked really well. Unfortunately, because the original format was PowerPoint 2007, when I converted it to PowerPoint 2003, most of the text came across as pictures, so I lost some of the nice transitional animation.
I got to use my new MCT credential in my introduction slide for only the second time so far (first time was for the PASS presentation earlier this month). I also show the Telecom logo and gen-i’s Microsoft Gold Partner cred. I just think it is polite to acknowledge that Telecom have permitted me time to prepare these presentations.
Mark Carroll from Microsoft turned up half-way through my presentation. He didn’t make me any more nervous, but I wonder whether he was auditing my presentation for any particular reason. I hope it was to ascertain whether I would make a good MVP. We shall see.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
What's New in Microsoft SQL Services - My DNUG Presentation
I gave a presentation today: