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PDW: Free Seminar on Data Warehouse Appliances from Microsoft

2010 November 15
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by Brian Mitchell

Now that SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse has been formally announced last week at PASS, I’m sure we will see a steady stream of information from Microsoft about its SQL Server appliance strategy. 

It begins with a Free Seminar from Microsoft, Bill Inmon, and William McKnight on Tuesday November 16th.  Register here.  I’ll be attending as I always like to hear what the marketing team is telling customers.  It helps me understand how they came about with their expectations for product performance.

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WHAT: Leveraging Data Warehousing Appliances for High-Performance BI

WHEN: Tuesday, November 16th 2010 – 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM (EDT)

WHERE: LIVE from your desktop!

WHO: BI managers, data warehousing and information management professionals, IT managers, business/data analysts, etc.

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Check out the seminar agenda below:

9:00 AM – Doors Open: Set up your profile and begin networking! (Networking Lounge Open)
9:15 AMKeynote Presentation Featuring Bill Inmon:
Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing and DW Appliances – Evolving Together
10:00 AM – Live Q&A with Bill Inmon (Microsoft Booth)
10:15 AM – Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 AM – Microsoft Session: Parallel Data Warehouse Overview (Val Fontama and Mark Theisson)
11:00 AM – Live Q&A Featuring Microsoft’s Val Fontama and Mark Theisson (Microsoft Booth)
11:15 AM – Networking Lounge Open, Prize Giveaway
11:30 AM – HP and Microsoft: Mission-Critical Applications Made Simple to Speed Business Advantage
12:00 PM – Live Q&A Featuring HP’s Jeff Spiller (HP Booth)
12:15 PM – Networking Lounge, Exhibit Hall Open
12:30 PMExpert Presentation Featuring William McKnight:
Strategies for Consolidating Enterprise Data Warehouses and Data Marts into a Single Platform
1:00 PM – Live Q&A with William McKnight
1:15 PM – Networking Lounge Open, Prize Giveaway
1:30 PM – Doors Close

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