Innovator Awards Competition Deadline Approaches

SQL Server Magazine has issued a last call for submissions to its 2003 Innovator Awards program. Your SQL Server technical savvy could win you a trip to Palm Springs--if you hurry. The deadline for submissions is August 1. The awards program recognizes SQL Server users who develop unique, creative solutions to technical problems.


To qualify for the awards program, you must have created a technical solution to a SQL Server problem or enhanced a program or system feature to improve performance or return on investment. Examples of qualifying innovations include: scaling out your system with SQL Server 2000's federated database support; implementing OLAP or data mining to give your company's decision makers the power to analyze data; using SQL Server's XML functionality to develop Web services and platform-independent applications; and using tricks to squeeze the best performance out of your SQL Server database or to get the answers you need.


One top winner and three runners up will receive pewter mug trophies for their creative problem-solving efforts. The top winner will also receive the SQL Server Innovator's Cup traveling trophy to keep for 12 months and free round-trip airfare, lodging, and registration for the SQL Server Magazine Connections Conference in Palm Springs, California, October 12 through 14. Submit your entry at .

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