Archive for January 2008
The list of 38 proposed sessions for SQLBits II in March has just been posted up here:
On the BI side there are some interesting SSIS sessions proposed and I’d really like to see Sutha’s session on Microsoft MDM because that’s something I’ve not had a chance to check out yet. If you’re planning to attend then please register on the SQLBits site and vote for the sessions you’d like to see.
It was this blog’s third birthday on Sunday (which I forgot, sorry blog, I do love you really) and as in previous years I thought I’d spend a few minutes looking back on last year and looking forward to the next. This was the year when, according to Live Spaces own very dodgy counting, I reached a million page impressions; most of that traffic is caused by RSS readers but I estimate at least a few hundred people a day read this blog which is something that never ceases to amaze me.
This year was a busy one for me work-wise, my first full year as a self-employed consultant, and I’ve been having a great time. Hopefully the credit crunch won’t lead to a recession next year because if it does, I know that consultants like me will be the first to feel the pinch and I’ll be heading back to the world of permie work. The release of SQL2008 should help demand as people start thinking about migration but since the differences between AS2005 and AS2008 are neligible compared to the differences between AS2K and AS2005 then migration will be a lot less painful. I really need to get some real project experience with AS2008; I have something lined up, but if you are on the TAP program and would like some extra help then drop me a line! Blog-wise, I’ve got a few interesting posts in the pipeline including something I’ve been working on for the last few weeks which might even turn into a commerical product, so stay tuned for more news on that.
Happy New Year everyone…