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  • This past Tuesday Night at the Triad SSUG

    This past Tuesday, I was finally able to attend my local user group meeting.  My travel schedule never seemed to match up with the meeting dates this year.  It was good to see old friends and meet new faces.  John Welch, SQL Server MVP, from Mariner presented on SSRS 2008.  The audience had some good questions which made for a ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 18, 2008
  • Conferences Gearing Up!

    It seems to be that time of year.  The time of year when conferences and speaking opportunities abound.  I have some events coming up.  If you are in the area, please drop in.  March 20 - 7pm - Triad SQl Server User Group -  I will be delivering a session entitiled BI for the Relational Guy April 3-4 - ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on March 14, 2008
  • In case you did not hear, PASS Call for Speakers is now open!

    In the latest PASS Community Connector, there is a call for Speakers for this year's summit in Seattle in November.  If you have never been to Seattle in November, it really makes you want to learn more about SQL Server in the breakout sessions. ;-)   But seriously, it is a great venue to meet other SQL Server professionals and ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on February 22, 2008
  • 3 More Weeks 'til Launch!

    3 weeks from today, the launch party for SQl Serve 2008 will be on!  If you are in Southern California, you will be in the ''happening'' spot.  Enjoy! Why have a launch without the release of the product?  SQL Server 2008 is more of an incremental release.  There are some great new features in the product, but the bulk of the ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on February 6, 2008
  • Last Night at the Triad SQL User Group

    I started the Triad SQL Server User Group with several other folks back in 2002.  I led the chapter for 2 years before turning the reigns over to a Board of Directors.  I have only been to one or two meetings since the turnover mainly because I have been out of town when they have meetings.  But last night, I was in town and the ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on December 12, 2007
  • Buy the first 32-bits, get the second for FREE

    I spoke at the Charlotte SQL Server User Group last night.  Will Sweeny confirmed that MSFT will continue to offer the free trade-out to 64-bit licensing from 32-bit.  In other words, if you upgraded your 32-bit SQL 2000 to 32-bit SQL 2005 and are considering a new 64-bit server, you can simply swap the 32-bit license for the 64-bit ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on October 17, 2007
  • Charlotte SQL Server User Group - Oct 16

    If you live near Charlotte, NC or are planning to be in the area, drop by the Microsoft Offices at 7pm on Oct 16, 2007 for the local user group meeting.  The topic will be ''The 64-bit Question'' which will discuss the options for moving to 64-bit for SQL Server Databases.  For  more information and also RSVP, check out ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on October 4, 2007
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