TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 9 of 11): Implementing Database Mirroring (Part 2 of 2) (Level 200)
Friday, May 05, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Kimberly L. Tripp, SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Regional Director, SYSolutions, Inc.
After learning about what database mirroring provides—as well as the changes to expect in service pack 1(SP1)—attend this second part in the ninth webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series to walk through the entire process of implementation, failover, and monitoring. Join us for this slide-free session; it’s all about the demos.
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TechNet Webcast: Encryption and Key Management Using SQL Server 2005 (Level 200)
Friday, May 05, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Laurentiu Cristofor, Software Development Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast provides an overview of the encryption features and capabilities in Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Learn how SQL Server 2005 provides column-level encryption with key management by using built-in encryption functions, application programming interfaces (APIs), certificates, and symmetric keys to encrypt sensitive information and store it securely. We also discuss data encryption logistics, key management challenges, and some of the data encryption scenarios implemented internally at Microsoft.
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TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 10 of 11): Recovering from Human Error (Level 200)
Friday, May 12, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Kimberly L. Tripp, SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Regional Director, SYSolutions, Inc.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 provides a variety of new features to help deal with the possibility of human error with preventative techniques, investigative techniques, and recovery techniques. Join this tenth webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series as we look at data definition language (DDL) triggers, event notifications, partial database availability, partial database restores, and database snapshots.
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TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Data Mining with SQL Server 2005 (Level 200)
Friday, May 12, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
John Weston, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 expands your data mining capabilities dramatically. This webcast introduces you to the possibilities of data mining and predictive analytics. Learn about the data mining process, and the specific mining features in SQL Server 2005.
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TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Security in SQL Server 2005 (Level 300)
Monday, May 15, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Join this webcast to learn how security is implemented in Microsoft SQL Server 2005. We discuss security from the perspective of the server, the database, and database objects, and review the different options you can use at each level to help secure your data. We explain how SQL Server 2005 breaks security down into several distinct areas and describe the security concepts that are introduced in this release, such as user-schema separation. See how familiar security concepts such as encryption are implemented in this release. This session also explains how you can monitor the security of your SQL server.
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TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 11 of 11): Best Practices in Building Robust, Recoverable, and Reliable Systems (Level 200)
Friday, May 19, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Kimberly L. Tripp, SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Regional Director, SYSolutions, Inc.
In this eleventh and last webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series, Kimberly Tripp reviews key areas discussed throughout the series to ensure that all areas have been covered. This summary session should keep you thinking, give you more resources to review and use, and point to a few new areas to consider. Building a robust, recoverable, and reliable system takes a myriad of options. Join us to learn what the options are and how you can start making the most of them.
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MSDN Webcast: Migrating from Access to SQL Server 2005 Express (Level 100)
Monday, May 01, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Mike Wachal, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Has your project outgrown Microsoft Office Access? Are you looking for a powerful client-server database solution? In this webcast, we identify scenarios where Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition would be a more appropriate database solution than Access. Join us to learn about the procedures for upgrading your database software, the differences in database architectures, and basic migration tools.
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MSDN Webcast: Integrating Office Data Analysis and Charting Tools into a Client Application (Level 200)
Thursday, May 04, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Mike Benkovich, VP .Net Systems Consulting, JPA –Imagine! Technologies, Inc.
Microsoft Office 2003 includes several tools and technologies that can help you quickly build a powerful front-end application. This webcast shows you how to take advantage of the strengths of these technologies. Learn about the Microsoft Office Web PivotTable and Chart Components, Microsoft Office Excel 2003 PivotTables, the Excel Add-In Accelerator, and integration with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. Lab exercises focus on integrating Office Web PivotTables into an application, and seamlessly navigating from a custom report into an Excel PivotTable or Add-In Accelerators.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293585&Culture=en-US

MSDN Webcast: Upgrading from MSDE to SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (Level 100)
Thursday, May 04, 2006 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Mike Otey, Technical Director, Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine
Are you still using Microsoft Desktop Engine (MSDE)? Learn how you can benefit from upgrading to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, the latest free database offering from Microsoft. In this webcast, we cover implementation, data migration, and redistribution licensing. Discover why SQL Server 2005 Express might be just the upgrade you need.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032294950&Culture=en-US


MSDN Webcast: Using Full-Text Search in SQL Server Express (Level 100)
Tuesday, May 09, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Fernando Azpeitia Lopez, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Expand your searching capabilities beyond the LIKE predicate. Learn about full-text search in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition in this webcast. Find out how using search strings and word variations can make your searches faster and more efficient. We also explore performance issues related to good and not-so-good optimization in SQL Server Express.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032294979&Culture=en-US


MSDN Webcast: Creating Analytical Multidimensional Expression (MDX) Queries (Level 200)
Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Mike Benkovich, VP .Net Systems Consulting, JPA –Imagine! Technologies, Inc.
General-purpose tools can create standard Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) queries. In order to develop a custom application that answers serious business questions, you need to be able to create effective, analytical MDX queries. In this webcast, learn strategies for building powerful queries that not only display data, but also reveal the meaning of query results. Lab exercises include creating queries to calculate changes and exceptions, and parameterizing the queries so that you can include them in a custom application.
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MSDN Webcast: Overview of SQL Server Management Studio Express (Level 100)
Friday, May 12, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Bill Ramos, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast describes how to manage your Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition database using SQL Server Management Studio Express, a graphic and intuitive database management tool. Learn how to use the wizards, manage your database, view your data structures, and use built-in tools like the query optimizer to make your administrative tasks as easy and problem-free as possible.
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MSDN Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Essentials: XQuery (Part 9 of 14) (Level 200)
Friday, May 12, 2006 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Steve Muise, Principal Consultant, Neudesic, LLC
XML brings with it some powerful query languages for dealing with the hierarchical format that it typical of an XML document. This ninth webcast of a 14-part series on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 shows how to use XQuery functions with the XML data type. It covers XQuery integration and discusses the fundamentals of XQuery itself.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032289832&Culture=en-US

MSDN Webcast: Developing Applications with Embedded Databases (Level 100)
Friday, May 12, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Mike Wachal, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast for independent software vendors (ISVs) covers the design, development, and implementation of applications with embedded databases. We also discuss the issue of the now-defunct Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) embedded database, as well as ClickOnce deployment in Microsoft Visual Studio.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032294990&Culture=en-US


MSDN Webcast: Creating Custom Client Applications Using ADOMD.NET and MDX Queries (Level 200)
Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Mike Benkovich, VP .Net Systems Consulting, JPA –Imagine! Technologies, Inc.
Often, to get the desired user interface experience for your Microsoft SQL Server 2005-based application, you may find it preferable to develop the front end yourself. This webcast guides you through the process of using ADOMD.NET and Multidimensional Expression (MDX) queries to create a client application. Lab exercises include creating ASP.NET applications that parameterize standardized analytical reports, and rendering the result using ADOMD.NET.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293591&Culture=en-US


MSDN Webcast: Advanced SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services Workshop (Level 200)
Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Mike Benkovich, VP .Net Systems Consulting, JPA –Imagine! Technologies, Inc.
This webcast focuses on issues that arise when using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services with very large or very complex databases. Learn how to effectively design aggregations, partitions, and processing schedules, including how and when to take advantage of the new proactive caching. We also show how to deal with complex issues such as time, working with specialized requirements for financial accounts and currency conversions, and managing many-to-many relationships.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293595&Culture=en-US

MSDN Webcast: Using Reporting Services with SQL Server Express (Level 100)
Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Herain Oberoi, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Join this webcast to learn how the reporting services in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express can save you time and energy when you have to chart and design paper and Web-based reports. This session explores the pros and cons of using a third-party solution instead of an integrated solution in one application.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032295016&Culture=en-US

MSDN Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Essentials: SQL Server Service Broker (Part 10 of 14) (Level 200)
Friday, May 26, 2006 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Steve Muise, Principal Consultant, Neudesic, LLC
With the inclusion of SQL Server message broker services and asynchronous messaging, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 becomes a more visible part of a multi-tier, service-based application architecture. This tenth webcast of a 14-part series on SQL Server 2005 examines the Broker and the architecture, and shows what new application possibilities open up from this combination.
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