Friday, November 18, 2005

SQL Server 2005 Launch In Philadelphia

I have attended the SQL Server 2005 Launch In Philadelphia. It was very informative I learned some stuff I didn't know and saw some usefull implementations of the new features. There were about 30-40 vendors present. The one vendor that I hoped would be there was not. This company is red-gate and they are the makers of a product called SQL Compare I have used this product for about 2 years now and was hoping to speak to someone and letting them know how much I liked their product. The Architecting Scalable Flexible and Secure Database Systems track was interesting as well as all the others. What kind of goodies did you receive here? Of course everyone received SQL 2005 Standard and Visual studio 2005 Standard Editions. Also included was Windows 2003 Server R2 RC1, Biztalk server 2006 CTP, A free exam voucher, free Biztalk 2006 Developer Edition download (after registering for the beta download) and a shirt of course (ironically Philadelphia is not mentioned on the shirt).

Perhaps the best give away was the Launch 2005 Resource DVD, it is packed with all kinds of stuff. For SQL Server these are
Case Studies
Datasheets and More
Launch 2005 - Data Platform Track

All in all a good event and I am glad I went

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry none of us could make it to the Philadelphia launch. We managed San Francisco and Tokyo but as we're based in Cambridge UK it's hard to get to all the launches. You'll be pleased to hear that as of a week ago we've got all our SQL Server 2005 tools in beta. We'd really like you to join this and see for yourself if the new versions of the tools make a difference to your working productivity with SQL Server 2005. Please do get in touch: richard.collins "at"