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Posted May 4, 2005

Microsoft's Lineup of SQL Server Related Webcasts

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Twenty new webcasts are Scheduled for May, covering such topics as Analysis Services, Writing Secure Code, Backup and Restore: Minimizing Downtime and more.

MSDN Webcast: SQL 2005: Analysis Services (Level 200)
Thursday, May 05, 2005
9:00 AM Pacific Time
Learn what enhancements and improvements have been made to Analysis Services in Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Join this webcast as we talk about the Unified Dimensional Model (UDM) that provides a rich syntax for defining the underlying structure of the OLAP solution. In addition, we'll show you how you can report on the vast mine of knowledge in your data store.

MSDN Webcast: Writing Secure Code (Part 1 of 3): Threat Defense (Level 200)
Friday, May 06, 2005
9:00 AM Pacific Time
Is your code secure from attackers? Have you considered the different mechanisms that will be used to access data? Are they secure? In part one of this three-part series; you will learn established best practices for applying security principles throughout the development process. Join this webcast to learn effective strategies for defending common security threats such as buffer overruns, cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and denial of service attacks.

MSDN Webcast: Deploying SQL Server 2005 with Your Smart Client Applications (Level 400)
Friday, May 06, 2005
11:00 AM Pacific Time
This session teaches you how to deploy applications with Microsoft SQL Server 2005. The discussion covers how to detect the existence of the correct version of SQL Server 2005 as well as machine configuration. Using examples in both Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 and Visual C# 2005, we demonstrate how to use the new SMO (SQL Management Objects) libraries to carry out server configuration. We also show how to use custom actions callable by Microsoft Installer packages to create a database schema and how you can utilize SQL Server 2005 Integration Services to load your application data.

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Series (Part 8 of 10): Backup and Restore: Minimizing Downtime (Level 200)
Monday, May 09, 2005
9:00 AM Pacific Time
Part eight in the series covers the enhancements to backup and restore in SQL Server 2005, aimed at keeping the maximum amount of data always available. The discussion focuses on online restore and piecemeal management in particular. Learn how the SQL Server 2005 database remains online during a restore, and how during a fast recovery the database is available from the moment the undo begins.

Budgeting and Financial Reporting Using SQL Analysis Services
Thursday, May 12, 2005
12:00 PM Eastern Time
Learn more about OutlookSofts integrated solution that automates the strategic planning, budgeting, financial consolidations, forecasting, reporting and executive dashboard processes within an organization. That means one purchase price, one maintenance cost, one server, and no duplicate maintenance since the application is tied into one unified Microsoft SQL database.

MSDN Webcast: Writing Secure Code (Part 2 of 3): Threat Defense (Level 200)
Friday, May 13, 2005
9:00 AM Pacific Time
Does user input help you to build your SQL statements? If so, you may be a victim of SQL injection. This is just one of the many items we will discuss in part two of this three-part series. In this webcast, you will learn established best practices for applying security principles throughout the development process.

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Series (Part 9 of 10): High Availability (Level 200)
Monday, May 16, 2005
9:00 AM Pacific Time
Database mirroring is a new technology in SQL Server 2005 that provides very fast, automatic failover to a standby system. In part nine of this series we examine this new enhancement in detail, and will show you how to configure and use it.

TechNet Webcast: Managing Access Applications Inside an IT Organization (Level 300)
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
11:30 AM Pacific Time
Developers and IT organizations face a multitude of challenges in maintaining a healthy Access database ecosystem. Join this session to review tools and strategies for managing shared database applications in multi-user environment.

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Series (Part 10 of 10): Moving Data Between Data Sources (Level 200)
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
9:00 AM Pacific Time
SQL Server includes a suite of replication technologies that enable a wide range of distributed database applications. SQL Server 2005 introduces a few new scenarios including Web synchronization of merge replication for mobile and distributed data applications, Oracle publishing for integration with Oracle databases, and peer-to-peer replication. In this final webcast in our ten-part series, learn how you can benefit from these scenarios with an enhanced ability to monitor the entire distributed system.

MSDN Webcast: SQL Mobile Comes of Age (Level 200)
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
11:00 AM Pacific Time
Microsoft SQL Server CE provided many wonderful features for people interested in deploying data driven mobile solutions. However, SQL CE had limitations-most notably; it was not supported on the Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Smartphone platform. In this session, learn how you can now use Microsoft SQL Server Mobile Edition and the .NET Compact Framework to deploy impressive solutions that run on Windows Mobile-based devices such as Tablet PC, Smartphone, and PDAs.

MSDN Webcast: Writing Secure Code (Part 3 of 3): Threat Defense (Level 200)
Friday, May 20, 2005
9:00 AM Pacific Time
In part three of this three-part webcast series, we will focus on the need for secure code; defending against Memory Issues and Arithmetic Errors.

MSDN Webcast: What's New in ADO.NET 2.0 (Level 200)
Monday, May 23, 2005
9:00 AM Pacific Time
See some of the most compelling new features in ADO.NET 2.0. In this webcast you will get a look at the ProviderFactory classes and the improvements they offer over the IDb family of interfaces. Find out how you can perform bulk imports using the SqlBulkCopy class, and how to stream data into Microsoft SQL Server with speeds that come close to using the bulk copy program (BCP) utility or data transformation services (DTS).

TechNet Webcast: Overview of SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (Level 200)
Monday, May 23, 2005
9:30 AM Pacific Time
Learn how you can take advantage of SQL Server 2005 Integration Services to implement data quality, data profiling and custom transforms in your organization.

TechNet Webcast: Overview of SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (Level 200)
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
9:30 AM Pacific Time
This webcast shows how you can take advantage of enhancements like the Unified Dimensional Model (UDM), proactive caching, MDX and new manageability features in Analysis Services to build a high-scale BI infrastructure to support the analytics needed for improved business performance.

TechNet Webcast: Overview of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services (Level 200)
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
11:30 AM Pacific Time
Since its release as part of Microsoft SQL Server 2000, SQL Server Reporting Services has evolved. This webcast is your opportunity to learn about the new capabilities and improvements to SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, including enhancements to performance and scalability, tighter integration with Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, and new features like Report Builder for end user, self-service reporting.

TechNet Webcast: A SQL Server DBA's Guide to the .NET Framework and CLR Integration (Level 200)
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
1:00 PM Pacific Time
Most topics on SQL Server Common Language Runtime (CLR) integration are presented from the perspective of developers. If you're a database administrator who's feeling a little ignored lately, join this webcast for some straight answers aimed at IT professional like you on these timely topics.

TechNet Webcast: Overview of SQL Server 2005 Data Mining (Level 200)
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
9:30 AM Pacific Time
This webcast introduces you to the possibilities of data mining and predictive analytics.

MSDN Webcast: Know Your Options for Data Validation (Level 300)
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
11:00 AM Pacific Time
Data streams are the most popular vector to carry an attacker's payload. A scan of any vulnerability database will reveal that the cause of most application security faults can be traced to ineffective data validation. Hence, whether we are concerned with the age-old buffer overflow or newer and highly prevalent Web-based techniques such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting, we can mitigate all of these threats by implementing a smart data validation strategy.

TechNet Webcast: Real-World Experience with a Business Intelligence System on SQL Server 2005 (Part 1 of 3): Overview and Design (Level 200)
Thursday, May 26, 2005
9:30 AM Pacific Time
Project REAL uses large volumes of actual data and scenarios from real companies to implement Business Intelligence (BI) systems using early releases of Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Throughout the process, we identify best practices and uncover potential issues that you are likely to encounter in your own BI implementation. This webcast will focus on our reference implementation and lay out the overall system design.

TechNet Webcast: Real-Time BI with SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (Level 300)
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
9:30 AM Pacific Time
There 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, and other components of Microsoft SQL Server 2005. While the barriers to completely real-time BI remain, SQL Server 2005 makes information real-time enough to support better and faster business decisions.



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