Seminar Why 64 bit? - Christian Bolton; Curse of Cursors - Eric Alsop

UK SQL Server User Group
Thu, 17 Apr 2008, 17:30 - 21:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
Microsoft London (Cardinal Place) , London, GB
Registration is at 5.30, evening will commence at 6pm and finish 9pm.

6pm - 6.30pm
Round Table Discussion
Update on what's been going on and is going on in the SQL Server space.
Bring your SQL problems and ask the audience, bounce ideas - anything related to SQL Server.

6.30pm – 7.30pm Will you still want me, when I'm 64? - Christian Bolton (COEO)
An in-depth look at the move toward 64-bit computing with SQL Server covering where and why it will help, what the caveats are and the most up to date best practices gathered from global SQL Server deployments.

7.30 – 7.50pm Break

7.50pm - 9.00pm The cursors of SQLStein - Eric Alsop (IM Group)

Nothing divides the SQL community like a cursor, so why are they still around? In this session we are going to look at how to use cursors and when they are most applicable.

Speak Bios
Christian Bolton
Christian Bolton has been working with SQL Server since 1999 and in 2007 became a Director and Database Architect for Coeo Ltd, a Microsoft Certified Partner focused on large scale and complex SQL Server projects in the UK. Prior to this, Christian worked for 5 years as a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft UK working with some of Microsoft’s biggest customers across EMEA. His specialist areas are High Availability, Scalabilility, and Performance Tuning and he is co-author of Professional SQL Server 2005 Performance Tuning published by Wrox. He works out of London and lives in the south of England with his wife and daughter and can be contacted at or through his blog at

Eric Alsop
Eric has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5. He is currently working for IMGroup the MS Worldwide BI Partner for the last 3 years. Prior to this he managed development effort for a number of dotcoms and another consultancy. Eric has presented multiple sessions for UK SQL Server User Group events and written for a number of magazines including Enterprise Server Magazine.

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