Archive for June, 2005

TechEd: 3 down 2 to go !!! June 27th, 2005

Vinod Kumar

Yup, as per my itinerary I am now on my way to Bangalore. I write this blog entry from Mumbai airport. Oh boy !!! Watta rain in Mumbai. I never thought this would be the case … Anyways something to cheer about and something nice to blog too. Let me jump into some of the interesting stuff that you people can also read.

As you would have seen on my previous post, I had 2 sessions (SSIS and Partitioning) and a Deep Dive session on SQL Tools. Till date at all the cities these sessions have been jam packed and this is something I loved the most. This is primarily because almost all these sessions have been super duper interactive:). This makes my life easy and I love Q & A mode of sessions very much. The overall ratings over the sessions have also been encouraging nevertheless. I suppose the topics we choose for the DB track have been a big success I think ;).

We had TechEd in Bangalore at the Grand Ashoka, Taj in Chennai and Reneissance in Mumbai. Beautiful hotels and huge infrastructures. For once I saw rains hit the hot and humid Chennai City. But the surprise in store was something unexpected. I was roaming over air in Mumbai before landing as there had been heavy rains in Mumbai.

The questions in Chennai crowd has been nice and people have been very open on their views. I loved the partitioning section as this was new to the entire Indian crowd. And this has been the jam-packed sessions for me. I will write more on the some of the common Q&A people asked me at the various cities later in a different post.

I just thought its time to keep you updated and get the blog rolling.

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MSDN TV: Report Authoring Tips and Tricks June 18th, 2005

Vinod Kumar

Getting started with SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services or the new report controls in Visual Studio 2005? Brian Welcker demonstrates some tips and tricks that you can use to add interactive features to your own reports. Catch the video here.

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TechEd India is here June 16th, 2005

Vinod Kumar

TechEd in India started with a bang at Bangalore ;). Awesome list of topics to choose from and some really really cool deep dive sessions. We had around 7 tracks to pick from. And I am sure the attendees had a tough time picking one session over the other. Even though I had my own share of session, I though will take a separate blog entry to talk my experience. Anyways for others here is the schedule:

City Date Venue Add to your
Outlook Calendar
Bangalore June 14 – 16, 2005 Grand Ashok, Kumarakrupa High Grounds.
Tel: 080-22269462, 22250202
Chennai June 20 – 22, 2005 Hotel Taj Coromandal, 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road.
Tel.: 044-55002827
Mumbai June 23 – 25, 2005 Renaissance, No. 2 & 3B Near Chinmayanand Ashram, Powai.
Tel: 022-56928888
Hyderabad June 27 – 29, 2005 Shilpakala Vedika, Shilparamam Campus, Madhapur.
Tel.: 040-23112704 / 23112705
New Delhi June 30 – July 2, 2005 Amity Campus, South Wing, Sec. 44, Noida.
Tel: 95120-2431463 – 66

Here are the sessions that I took at Bangalore and will be doing a repeat at other venues too:

SSIS – Exploring Scalability, Performance and Deployment

SQL Tools

Scale your SQL Server via Partitioning of Tables and Indexes

Catch all the excitement from TechEd India from here.

I hope people who could make it to my sessions found it useful. And I promise to give you updates soon on the TechEd experience once I finish all my travel.

PS: Made this post just to give you a heads up to there might be some silence on this blog till TechEd gets over.

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Windows Server Update Services is finally RTM’d June 8th, 2005

Vinod Kumar

Check the homepage

Source: Athif

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Visual Studio 2005 may not ship until 2006 June 8th, 2005

Vinod Kumar

Here is the story on infoworld

Update:

After I put this post, saw couple of other posts on the same topic. One says Nov-7 Week (cant get specific than that) and other says it as generic as mid-october this year … Good part being we can expect the release this year nevertheless ;). More than anything else I have been playing around with these Beta Products for sometime and expect a mature and stable product end of the day.

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