Monday, April 26, 2010

SQL #39 Saturday at New York City

This (Saturday April 24,2010) was a great event with a large line up of very interesting speakers. The event was attended by a large number of interested folk, from geeks to ceos. The format was very good and the lunch too (It is getting better with more healthy food, not the junior pop-corn and coke).

The one day event had more than 25 speakers with parallel sessions. The emphasis it appeared was on BI. PowerPivot made a power play with an excellent presentation by Andrew Burst.

At lunch time there was a sponsors session repesented by vendors:

Ignite 8
Expressor and

There was also a min exhibition where I noticed BigBuy, SetFocus and others.

Roger Doherty's illuminating talk described the highlights of SQL Server 2008 R2.

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