PASSMN September Meeting Announced

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It’s time to start looking deeper at the next release of SQL Server.  As such, the September PASSMN meeting will be focused on some of the new features that will be part of the SQL Server Code Named “Denali”.  To bring this to us, we have our local Microsoft contact Ajay Nangia.  We’ll be presenting the following:

Introduction to Denali AlwaysOn and Column Store Technologies

The session will talk about the new High Availability and Disaster Recovery solution being introduced in SQL Server “Denali”. It will provide an overview about the new features and capabilities such as utilization of secondary databases for a better return on hardware investment and how to simplify HADR deployments. It will also introduce the new column-based accelerator for vast improvements in query performance.

Ajay Nangia, Microsoft – Ajay Nangia is a Data Platform Technology Specialist at Microsoft. In this role, Ajay enables customers and partners to develop, deploy, and support solutions based on Microsoft’s Database Technologies. Ajay has a long history of working with SQL Server – from its internals to application and BI development on the platform.

Meeting Details

If you’d like to attend “in real life”  we will be meeting at the Microsoft offices in Bloomington, MN.  The address is – 8300 Norman Center Drive, 9th Floor, Bloomington, MN 55437.

You can also join us online through Live Meeting.  The meeting ID is P7WSKB and the password is Q@bS&98@t.  There isn’t a call in number, but there will be audio through your computer and Q&A managed through Live Meeting.

The meeting agenda for this month is:

  • 3:00-3:15 : Registration / hospitality / networking
  • 3:15-3:30 : Announcements etc.
  • 3:30-4:45 : Introduction to Denali AlwaysOn and Column Store Technologies
  • 4:45-5:00 : Closing comments/prize giveaways

Hope to see you there.  And if not, check out a PASS chapter near you to get in and learn about SQL Server and connect with others in your community.

UPDATE:  Guess I forgot an important detail… the meeting is on Sept 20 from 3:00-5:00.  More information is found here.