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Posted Apr 29, 2008

Microsoft's Lineup of SQL Server Related Webcasts for May 2008

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Fourteen new webcasts are scheduled for May, covering such topics as "Data Warehousing Scale and Performance", "Reporting Services Designer Improvements" and more.

TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: Data Warehousing Scale and Performance (Level 200)
Monday, May 05, 2008
11:30 AM Pacific Time
Scalability and performance of the data warehouse are important for the successful deployment of Contoso's enterprise data warehouse. In this webcast, we cover the new features in SQL Server 2008 that support Contoso's goals.
TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: Data Warehousing Management (Level 200)
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
11:30 AM Pacific Time
In this webcast, we cover the following topics:
  • Minimal logging for inserts.
  • Online index management.
  • Backup compression.
  • Switching in a new partition.
  • Using the resource governor.
MSDN Webcast: 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: Reporting Services Designer Improvements (Level 200)
Thursday, May 08, 2008
9:00 AM Pacific Time
In this webcast, we review the new features in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services that support both types of developers, in addition to more flexible and richer types of reports. We cover new report designer layout features, tablix, chart features, and variables.
TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: Upgrade Your Database (Level 200)
Friday, May 09, 2008
1:00 PM Pacific Time
In this session, we look at the methods that Contoso used to upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2008 (Part 2 of 3): Manage Large-Scale Data Warehousing (Level 300)
Monday, May 12, 2008
1:00 PM Pacific Time
In this session, we cover new technologies like Resource Governor, data compression, and enhanced indexed views.
TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: Performance Troubleshooting (Level 200)
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
9:30 AM Pacific Time
In this session, we cover the tools available for IT departments as they troubleshoot performance. We look at Performance Studio, the features available, and how to use them to analyze performance. We also cover how to use the Best Practice Analyzer for SQL Server, and utilizing the results it provides.
MSDN Webcast: SQL Server Data Services Launch (Level 200)
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
10:00 AM Pacific Time
Microsoft SQL Server Data Services (SSDS) are highly scalable, on-demand data storage and query processing Web services.
Upgrade SQL Now - Live Meeting Series
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
12:00 PM Eastern Time
SESSION VI: OVERVIEW: OLTP 2005 vs. 2008
We’ll look at enhancements made in both the optimizer as well as the syntax that can enhance the performance of SQL Server 208 applications.
MSDN Webcast: 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: Reach Users with the 2007 Office System (Level 200)
Thursday, May 15, 2008
9:00 AM Pacific Time
In this webcast, we review the integrated reporting and analytics options available to Contoso, including:
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007.
  • Excel Services.
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server.
TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: Scale Your Business (Level 200)
Thursday, May 15, 2008
11:30 AM Pacific Time
n this webcast, we show you how to take advantage of the latest hardware, such as 64-bit, hot add memory, and CPU, as well as software features. Learn to speed up query processing with Partitioned Table Parallelism through backup and compression, and to speed up backup times and replication.
TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: AS Design and Performance Improvements (Level 200)
Monday, May 19, 2008
11:30 AM Pacific Time
In this webcast, we review the new features in Analysis Services that may help Contoso accelerate development and achieve optimal performance.
TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: Data Mining (Level 200)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
11:30 AM Pacific Time
In this webcast, we review the data mining capabilities of the Microsoft business intelligence (BI) platform.
Achieving Business Intelligence Across the Enterprise Webcast Series
Thursday, May 22, 2008
12:00 PM Eastern Time
SESSION I: Expanding Business Intelligence Capabilities Across the Organization: Explore the benefits that Thorogood clients have achieved from leveraging enterprise-wide BI.
MSDN Webcast: New Features in SQL Server 2008 for Developers (Level 200)
Thursday, May 29, 2008
1:00 PM Pacific Time
See what you can expect from out latest and greatest relational database management system release.


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