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PASS Conference (Thursday)

Thursday started off with a session on integrating ERWin and Visual Studio Team System for Database Professionals. I've been looking forward to using these two tools together so I was glad to see a session like this. Unfortunately, the session was supposed to be a 300-level session, but was actually not quite a 200-level. The pace was painfully slow and the examples far too simple to get any meaningful value from the session. I found greater value going to the vendor's booth (which I did after I left the session) and talking with the folks there.

(Note to presenters - it's a really good idea to practice your full presentation with an audience so you can see where the problems will be.)

Most of the rest of the day was spent visiting vendor exhibits and spending time in the SQL Server Lounge. It gave me a chance to chat with a number of great people. That continued with the evening MVP get-together, where I had the opportunity to meet a number of product developers from Microsoft as well as many of my fellow MVP's. Thanks go to Steve Dybing for putting together a really great event.

Allen

Published Friday, September 21, 2007 8:26 AM by AllenMWhite

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Steve Dybing said:

Hold on a sec! I neither paid for nor planned Thursday night's party. You should thank Ed Lehman and Paulette Suddarth for that. I was just an attendee like you, though I did bring along a few boxes of jackets... :-)

September 26, 2007 4:43 PM
 

AllenMWhite said:

You're absolutly right, Steve.  Ed and Paula did a great job, and deserve the credit for a really fun evening.  (I'm wearing the jacket for the first time today.)

September 28, 2007 10:29 AM

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Allen White is a consultant and mentor for Upsearch Technology Services in Northeast Ohio. He has worked as a Database Administrator, Architect and Developer for over 30 years, supporting both the Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server platforms over that period.

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