The second session, in our invite only SQL Server 2008 training series is happening in Dublin next Tuesday (14th October 2008 from 14.00-17.00 *Registration from 1pm). We have a few spare seats available - so if you're interested in some free training on SQL Server 2008, click here and express your interest (you must be located in Ireland to qualify). Places will be given away on a first come, first served basis - so don't hesitate.
Session two will cover the new SQL 2008 features and capabilities.
1. In the first part of the meeting live CLUSTER installation of SQL Server 2008 will be demonstrated and analyzed. We shall discuss in details the new SETUP options as well as the different considerations that should be taken care when planning your upgrade process.
2. In the second part of the talk we will delve into DATA COMPRESSION, its usage, performance and some internals. We will then discuss T-SQL programmability enhancements, such as MERGE, HIERARCHYID and the new DATE and TIME data types.
3. Last but not least we shell talk about the new FILESTREAM capabilities: FILESTRAM performance, comparison of FILESTREAM and other blob\file storage options, and demos.