MCP Market News: Microsoft SQL Server & SQL Reporting Services

Are you ready? SQL Server 2005, the next-generation data management and analysis software from Microsoft, will deliver increased scalability, availability, and security to enterprise data and analytical applications. SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services is a comprehensive, server-based reporting solution that can author, manage, and deliver both paper-oriented and interactive, Web?based reports.

Develop better understanding of Microsoft .NET Developer Tools

2.) ROI and Business Value of Microsoft SQL Server & SQL Reporting Services

In this session, we'll take a look at technical and business scenarios where Microsoft SQL Server & SQL Reporting Services provide value. We'll show you how to make basic value quantifications based upon those scenarios. David will also review the value proposition and selling points for Microsoft SQL Server & SQL Reporting Services. The key portion of this session will include introduction to and training on a value-based tool developed for the specific purpose of accelerating SQL Server implementations. This training will include guidance on how to position the results with your customers. In depth demonstration.

Speaker: David Kirkman, MCSE+I and Partner Technical Specialist responsible for partner technical sales readiness and business case development for Northern California Small-Midmarket Solutions & Partners. 9 years in technology as a technical project manager, and business case developer.

3.) Microsoft .NET Developer Tools

During this session you will learn how Partners can leverage developer tools and technologies to maximize customer impact with minimal investment. How the next generation of tools from Microsoft will increase efficiency in development projects; develop a better understanding and vision for Visual Studio .NET and Microsoft .NET.

Speaker: Marc Wolfson is a Developer Solution Specialist on the Developer and Platform Evangelism. Marc has been with Microsoft for four years focusing exclusively on Developer Tools and technologies. Marc is responsible for supporting a healthy developer eco-system in Northern California highlighting the productivity of Microsoft's developer tools as well as the ease of integrating Microsoft Platforms Technology. Marc was one of the founders and Chief Technologist of Nextera, technology consulting firm acquired by Knowledge Universe in 1999. While at Nextera, Marc provided development and platform architecture guidance to many fortune 500 customers. While at Nextera, Marc served on the Microsoft Partner Advisory Committee for developer technologies including the inception of .NET and C#. Marc has over 20 years of experience in the industry and has guided customers through the client-server trend, Business Process Engineering, Workflow and Document Imaging, the introduction of the Web, Year 2000, Dot Com explosion and implosion, and the adoption of XML, .NET and Java technologies.

Jeff Steinmetz is a Senior Technology Specialist for Microsoft. Jeff has been working with SQL Server since version 4.2, and has co-authored books such as "Microsoft SQL Server Unleashed", "Microsoft SQL Server Programming Unleashed", and "Microsoft Office Unleashed". He has been a speaker at notable events such as TechEd and Comdex.

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