Canadian IT Pro Data Base

The personal ramblings of a data-oriented IT Pro Advisor at Microsoft Canada.

September, 2005

  • Friday is the day to register for the SQL Server 2005 Launch Tour

    Just wanted to give you a quick update on the early registration status for the SQL Server 2005 Launch Tour - Friday is the day. Instead of going back and trying the link to register, hold off until Friday, September 23 and then be one of the first to...
  • Register Early for SQL Server Launch Tour 2005

    A little bird has sung to me that early registration for the SQL Server 2005 Launch Tour will open up in the next day or so. This means that you can register and hold yourself a spot to learn about the latest version of SQL Server, as well as BizTalk...
  • I'll be at TechNet Innovations Tour in Toronto

    For those of you in the GTA, you will get a chance to see me on stage before the SQL Server 2005 Launch. Rick Claus and I will be presenting at the Toronto stop of the TechNet Innovations Tour crossing the country in the next few weeks. Come to the event...
  • SQL Server 2005 September CTP is Out

    The Microsoft machine beat me to the punch, but I wanted to let those of you not yet aware of it that the September 2005 Community Technology Preview (CTP) of SQL Server 2005 is available for download. To get your hands on the latest and greatest incarnation...
  • SSMA v2.0 Beta is Available!

    Second update for the night: SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v2.0 Beta is now available for download from the following URL: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E35CEE88-C919-463F-B020-81468CD231DA&displaylang=en . You can...
  • Canadian SQL Server 2005 Launch Event Site is Up!!

    Just a quick follow-up to my previous post regarding the SQL Server 2005 launch event for Canada. The web site to register for the event ( http://www.microsoft.ca/launch2005 ) is up and running. Registration will be up soon so for now you can reserve...
  • Damir on Tour - Canadian SQL Server 2005 Launch Tour

    Well, if you have been waiting to see me back on stage you won't have long to wait. Along with my colleague Barnaby Jeans ( http://blogs.technet.com/barnaby_jeans ) I will be travelling across the country this November and December for the SQL Server...
  • SQL Server 2005 June CTP Free (including shipping)

    I know that sometimes downloading a large file across your ISP connectiion may not be the easiest thing in the world. If you did not yet get a chance to play with the June 2005 Community Technology Preview (CTP) - a fancy way of saying a beta build -...
  • SSMA v2 Beta Coming Soon

    While I'm still working on getting the SSMA usage post/article completed, I thought I would let you know that the SQL Server Migration Assistant v2.0 BETA is imminent. I should have the download link in a few days and will share it with you once I get...