VBUG Manchester - re-launch event with Martin Bell & Chris Testa-O'Neill

Wed, 3 Mar 2010, 18:30 - 21:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
Madlab Manchester Digital Laboratory , Manchester , GB

Table Valued Parameter - good,bad or just plain ugly? with Martin Bell. Passing arrays to stored procedures has never been easy! With the release of SQL Server 2008 and the new Table Valued Parameter feature have we now got an easy solution to this problem or do they still suck? Martin will look at what options are available in the different versions of SQL Server and compares the performance and practicalities of using each one.

End to End Report Creation and Management in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 with Chris Testa-O'Neill With Reporting Services 2008, Microsoft takes a step forward in presenting SQL Server as an enterprise data platform. Innovations in data regions, vast improvements in visualisation, and a new Report Designer, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services provides a tool that can be used by all members in the organization. This session will begin on Installation issues.You will walk through the authoring, management and delivery of reports, focusing on the new features of Reporting Services 2008, creating a report in the new report designer. Raising awareness of Report management options and the delivery mechanisms to deliver reports.

Chris Testa-O'Neill is a MVP SQL Server Specialist. He specialises in SQL Server Business Intelligence Solutions and teaches all Microsoft courses in the SQL 2000, 2005 and 2008 product range. He also conducts closed company sessions and consults on thier business implementations of SQL Server. Chris is also a technical author is currently working on E-Learning courses for SQL Server 2008 with Microsoft Learning. He also runs the Manchester SQL Server User Group. Chris is a MCT and has Microsoft qualifications in MCDBA, MCTS and MCITP in SQL Server 2000 and 2005 as well as an MCSE in Windows Server 2000 and 2003.

Martin Bell is has extreme masochistic tendencies, born out by the fact he currently organises the Scottish Area and Leeds Area SQL Server User Group meetings. He is also a founding organiser of the highly successful SQLBits Community Conferences, proving conclusively that he is certifiable!!

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