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SQL Engine session - Vilen (SQL Dev Team) + New data mining add-in for Excel and what's coming in SQL2005 SP2 - Siva Haranath (SQL Dev Team) Don
Author: Grant Paisley Date Posted: 8/15/2006 10:14:28 AM
Second Session - I'm really pleased that Don Vilen, SQL Server Product Manager) is also coming along to share his wisdom on a database engine topic (a surprise).

So now we have the dba's and the BI developers happy.

I was extremely impressed with the data mining add-in when I saw the very first public demonstration at TechEd Boston. This tool finaly gives users friendly access to the very powerful Analysis Server data mining algorithms.

The second session covers what is a whole raft of enhancements coming with SQL 2005 Service Pack Two

About the presenters:

Don Vilen
SQL Server Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Don Vilen is on the SQL Server team in Redmond, with eleven years of SQL Server experience at Microsoft. For the past five years Don has been a Program Manager on the Storage Engine component of SQL Server, focusing on high availability and the storage of large objects. For the preceding four years Don created and delivered training for Microsoft's SQL Server support engineers in EMEA and around the world. Prior to joining Microsoft Don was on the computer science faculty at a California university and was also the Vice President of Software Development for a software company.

Siva Haranath was born in Chnnai, India. Siva has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His thesis title was "Data Management support for Distributed Data Mining of Large Dataset over High Speed Wide Area Networks". Siva has worked for Newgen Sofware Technoligies (P) Ltd and IBM Toronto Labs, Canada, and has been with Microsoft since 2002. Siva started as a Sofware Design Engineer in Test in the Analysis Services Performance Team and is curretly the SDTE Lead in Analysis Server. He is also author of the two major books on SSAS2005.

Venue: Mechanics' School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt St, Sydney | Duration 5:30pm Dinner - Session 6pm until 8pm | On: Friday, August 25, 2006