SQL Server 2008 Training: Saturday, April 5th (Microsoft-Iselin Office/Registration Required)

SQL Server 2008 Training

SQL Server 2008 is an evolutionary step forward in database technologies.  Join Hilary Cotter as he introduces you to the exciting new features and works with you in “Hands On” Labs.


Saturday, April 5th


NJ Microsoft Office

194 Wood Avenue South (Prudential Building), Sixth Floor
Iselin, NJ 08830

Required Registration Link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032373607&Culture=en-US


8:30am-9am:  Registration / Install SQL Server 2008 CTP 6 / Donuts & Cofee (Contributor: Microsoft)

9am-10am:     Introduction, Setup & Upgrade
10am-11am:   Management Enhancements
11am-12pm:   SQL Enhancements
12pm-1pm:     Pizza/Soda/Water (Contributor: Red-Gate)

1pm-2pm:       Scalability and Performance Enhancements
2pm-3pm:       Client Programming Enhancements
3pm-3:30pm:  Wrap-up, Evaluation Form Submission & Raffle


PCs/Laptops will not be provided.  If you wish to participate in the “Hands On” Lab portion of this training, please bring a laptop with SQL Server 2008 CTP 6 (February, 2008) installed.

Please see the link below for System Requirements and downloading CTP 6.



This day long event covers the following new features and enhancements in SQL Server 2008:

Setup & Upgrade: Migrate to SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 (Should I stay or should I go now?)
Management Enhancements: Backup Compression, Data Compression, Encryption
SQL Enhancements: Merge SQL Statement and the new Date\Time Data Types
Scalability and Performance Enhancements:  Resource Governor, Full Text Search (FTS)

Client Programming Enhancements:  Spatial Data Types, LINQ, Sync Services, and so much more!!

Hilary Cotter is a SQL Server MVP with over 20 years IT experience working for Fortune 500 clients. He is the author of a book on SQL Server Replication and has written numerous white papers and articles on SQL Server and databases.

For additional information regarding this event, please refer to the NJ SQL Server User Group website (www.njsql.org).