More information about upcoming SQL PASS summit. We just got confirmation that we will have 3 spots for the "SQL Server Analysis Services Query Performance Comparison Lab". Richard Tkachuk (of www.sqlserveranalysisservices.com fame) is hosting these labs, and I will join him during Wednesday session. The idea behind it is the following. We will have computers in the lab running the yet-not-released CTP build of Analysis Services 2008 side by side with Analysis Services 2005. People will bring their own cubes and their MDX queries and will run them side by side on both versions. More in Richard's own words below:
Richard Tkachuk, a Program Manager on the Analysis Services team, is hosting a lab to compare Analysis Services calculation performance on SQL Server 2005 vs SQL Server 2008. Calculation performance is one of the themes of Analysis Services in SQL Server 2008 and Richard will have an early build of the release in the lab. This is a great opportunity for you to bring your own cubes, queries and MDX questions into the lab and see how things compare. Join him in room ___ in one of the three scheduled sessions on Wednesday or Thursday. Prizes will be awarded for best performance improvement (and worst if we find any!), most complex calculation scenario and other categories.