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MCTS - SQL Server 2008 - Database Developer

Was pleasantly surprised on Friday to discover that I passed the beta exam that I sat a couple of months ago! Just need to get the MCP site logo-builder to work now, so I can update and show-off my MCTS logo ...


... couldn't resist posting this screen-shot tho ;-)

How to enable table-designer updates in SSMS 2008 ...

SQL PASS Community Connection Event 2008 ...

This event was held in Porirua (NZ) on the weekend of 7th and 8th of December '08. Posting this snippet from an email I sent the the NZ SQL Server Mailing List, as a future reminder to myself about how useful the event was ;-)

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My personal favourites were Adam and Greg's 'Iron DBA' (which was a nice wakeup for the first morning), Pete Smith's spatial data talk (I'm biased on this one), and James' talk about certification (quite motivating!).

I was also quite interested in Adam's reporting services talk, but I realised there was a server failure at work about that time so spent most of the time doing emergency recovery type stuff :-/ Fortunately my colleagues took lots of notes (I hope!). To top it off, Chris' SQL Data Services talk was a bit of a riot and certainly captured the interest of the whole group I think.

All in all well worth the trip from Auckland. The only thing I will complain about is the weather - why did NZ have to turn on the finest …