Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"Bonus" Technical Deep Dive Session at the MCT Summit - Redmond and Prague

The vast majority of the content at the 2009 MCT Summit events is heavily weighted toward the IT Professional audience. This is largely due to the fact that the major developer and database product releases took place in 2007 and 2008, while there are significant releases in-flight for Windows and Exchange Server. But I believe there should still be some deep technical content for at least one underrepresented trainer audience: the BI developer.

So I'm going to fill in this gap by presenting an "off the schedule" technical deep dive on SQL Server Integration Services. I did something similar at the 2008 Redmond summit and it was very well received, so I'm going to model the 2009 Summit session on the same model. Here's the deal:

“Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SQL Server Integration Services but Were Afraid Your Students Would Ask”

In this technical “deep dive” session, Matthew Roche will take attendees on a wild and sometimes horrifying ride into the dark underbelly of real world SSIS development that existing SSIS books and courseware doesn’t effectively cover, including development and deployment best practices, data flow internals and performance tuning and more. But be warned – there will be no fixed agenda for this session! The topics covered will be driven by attendee involvement, so the more questions you bring to the session the more everyone will get out of it. If you teach (or fear you may be asked to teach) the SSIS courses for SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008, this is a session you don’t dare to miss.

Does this sound interesting to you?

If you are attending either event (Prague or Redmond) and would be willing to attend this session after the summit sessions end one day[1] then please reply here[2] to express your interest. If anyone (even one attendee) is interested then I will come prepared to spend as much time as necessary (I think we ran around three hours at the 2008 Summit in Redmond) to give each attendee everything he needs. So speak now or forever hold your data...

[1] This is a key point, as it will mean skipping on some other planned after-hours event, I'm sure.

[2] Or in the microsoft.private.mct.mctsummits newsgroup.


Matthew Roche said...

Just as a quick update, we now have multiple MCTs committed for the Prague event, so this one is definitely a "go."

Matthew Roche said...

One more quick update: We now have MCTs committed for both Prague and Redmond, so both events will definitely happen.