When I am not doing the day job I like to draw and paint to relax so I have combined a bit of business & pleasure for the SQL Bits Goes West  conference by doing a few cartoons for them…

SQLBits V Training DaySQLBits V SQL 2008 & R2 DaySQLBits V Community Day

As you can see the event has grown to three days. While there has always been a deep dive, paid for training day, there is now a  paid for day (the cost depends on how early you register) specifically for SQL Server 2008 and R2. 

I am expecting to speak on the 2008/R2 day specifically on Report Builder 3, but I imagine the main draw will be Donald Farmer, who is not only a very engaging speaker he is also pretty much Mr BI in the Microsoft product team.  The organisers have also managed to persuade Thomas Kejser of the SQL Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) to present as well and so you can be assured of some deep technical content.