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I am a DBA – Why should I care about SQL Server 2008 R2?
Author: Peter Ward Date Posted: 21/05/2010 7:07:55 AM
Most presentations about SQL Server 2008 R2 focus on features such as Reporting Services now being able to use maps, sparklines, data bars and indicators to depict data; or how PowerPivot can be used to assemble and create relationships in large amounts of data from different sources. In this session we will not even mention Business Intelligence - this session is designed to show DBA’s why SQL Server 2008 R2 is in no way a minor release for the database engine. Peter Ward will introduce a number of new features that have been introduced in SQL Server 2008 R2 for the DBA, including improvements in locking and merging partitions as well as the new Unicode compression. So if lifting the hood on the database engine is your thing then this is the session for you.

About the Presenter
Peter Ward is WARDY IT Solutions (www.wardyit.com) Chief Technical Architect, a company which he founded in 2005. WARDY IT Solutions was awarded the 2008 APAC Microsoft Data Management Solutions Partner of the year and was once again a finalist for the QLD ACS IT Awards. Peter's credentials and achievements include being a highly regarded speaker at SQL Server events; a sought after SQL Server consultant and trainer providing solutions for some of the largest SQL Server sites in Australia. Peter has been recognised as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his technical excellence and commitment to the SQL Server Community.

Venue: Microsoft Brisbane Office, Level 9, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street | Duration : Catering from 5:30PM for a 6:00PM Start (meetings typically finish at 7:30PM) | On: Thursday, 27 May 2010