If you are a University of Queensland student and interested in SQL Server then why not pop along to the SQL Server Talk @ UQ on Friday the 1st of June at the Abel Smith Theatre from 1 to 3 PM. At this SQL Server Talk I will be presenting on the importance of SQL Server in the market place as well as some of the new features in SQL Server 2005. Not only will you get to find out more about SQL Server and the Brisbane SQL Server community there will also be free pizza and an opportunity to win some great swag.
I am proud to announce that WARDY IT Solutions has recently been awarded as a Microsoft Certified Partner. As part of this we have achieved competencies in Data Management Solutions and Business Process and Integration Solutions. This achievement is largely as a result of all the hard work put in by all of the people associated with WARDY IT so a big thanks to you all.
One of the questions that was asked at the SQL Server presentation at QUT last week was how to load data from an Excel Spreadsheet into a SQL Server table. To answer this question I have created a Camtasia screencast of how to use SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to load an Excel Spreadsheet. A wmv of this screencast can be downloaded from here.
We have a special event this month at the QSSUG. Paul Randal from the SQL Server Core Storage Engine Team will be presenting on the Secrets of Fast Detection and Recovery from Database Corruptions. Paul will be presenting this session direct from the US using livemeeting. As part of this presentation Paul has posted a survey to his blog http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlserverstorageengine/archive/tags/VLDB+Maintenance/default.aspx. If you complete this survey you will receive a free SQL Server Always-On DVD.
WHERE: Microsoft Brisbane Office, Level 9, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street
WHEN: Thursday, 24th May | 5:30PM for a 6:00PM start
If you will be attending, please RSVP via email to peter @ wardyit.com to help us plan refreshments (normally pizzas and drinks).
SQL Server Books Online contains a Glossary of Terms for all of the words that often someone is looking for a definition for. For example what really is the difference between a measure and an attribute? An online version of this Glossary can be found here http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165911.aspx.
The April 2007 edition of the WARDY IT Solutions SQL Server Newsletter has been e-mailed to everyone on the distribution list. For those not on the distribution list you can view the newsletter using the following URL http://www.wardyit.com/newsletters/apr2007.htm.
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