1 comments 1/10/2006

This was the most eventful weekend I ever spent in my life. There were quality sessions from Praveen Srivatsava, Srinivas Sampath & Vinod Kumar.
The sessions started on time at around 9:35AM. Praveen Took the first session featuring the new capabilities of SQL Server 2005. He demonstrated SSIS,SSAS and SSRS. His sessions we a lot complete when compare to the previous sessions. All the demo's Ran perfectly. The coolest part is he did everything live. It was really fabulous. The came the geek Srini Sampath. He spoke about the programmability aspects. He covered HTTP End points, TSQL Enhancements. The session went on with great questions bouncing him from all over the station. There was a noticable flow in his session which was lacking yesterday.
To be frank I was not prepared to take such an amount of Information. It was a kinda Overflow for me. After lunch came Vinod who talked about the high availability and scalability features. He demo'ed Piecemeal Restore,Database Mirroring and Many new features. His session lasted for almost 2 hours. Then Srini came back and discussed about Security features. The Certificate Tool shipped with SQL Server 2005 was talked abou in detail. Last But Not the Least Vinod bounced back with SQLCMD and the new IDE features of Management Studio.
It was a kind of celebration for me at the Community Launch of BDotNet.
More Importantly the closing ceremony of the event marked the Launch Of the Book written by the geeks themselves. So I have got my copy of UG Launch Book. Go grab yourself from BDotNet or SQLBANG

0 comments 1/07/2006

I today attended the BDotNet User group community launch of VS 2005 & SQL 2005 which is a two day event held at NMKRV College, Jayanagar, Bangalore. Today was dedicated to Visual Studio Team Suite. After the initial hitches the event started at 10:05AM. Then on It was a total blast.

The event started off with Manoj & Saravana giving an Intro to VSTS. Then there was a session conducted by Pooran Prasad On Team Architect. After that we had a cool session taken over by Manoj again. manoj Demonstrated the Developer Productivity enhancements of VS 2005. We then broke for lunch. Staying awake Post lunch session was a daunting task. Chaitra gave a session on Smart Client Apps. Later came the Rockstar Kalpesh who kept the crowd going by showing off a few enhancements and new concepts of ASP.Net 2.0. Then It was Saravana Who did less of talking and more of Demo's. People bounced at him a lot of questions which were answered swiftly with out a moments hesitation. The Q & A Session went on till 7pm.

Tomorrow I will attend Brain storming sessions on SQL 2005 which will be conducted by Srini Sampath,Vinod Kumar and Praveen Srivatsa. Shall add the pictures shortly..

0 comments 1/06/2006

Our training finshed yesterday. It went on well but most of us had lost hope in training. I mean I/We were not optimistic during the training coz we were aware of after effects. Ne way because of the completed training I can Add C++ and Unix to my Resume. Dont know when I'll come out of tbis dilemma. I need to come out of CDC where Learning Never Ends and Productivity never begins