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Bill Baker to Kick Off Second SQL Server 2005 Roadshow Series in Portland and Seattle

Bill Baker, Microsoft General Manager for SQL Server Business Intelligence, will kick off the second round of the Get Ready for SQL Server 2005 Roadshow series next Tuesday, July 26, in Portland at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. The Seattle event is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers.

   "We've been working hard on SQL Server 2005," said Baker, who will deliver keynote sessions about SQL Server 2005 innovations in Portland and Seattle. "We're looking forward to traveling the country to meet with our users, and showing them some of the amazing things they can do in their businesses with the technology they've been working on."

   The second round of the roadshow, which will visit 15 cities between July 26 and September 22, follows a highly successful spring series in April and May that attracted an average of about 300 attendees per city. Attendees were drawn to the event because of its technical, independent content focused on business intelligence, administration, and development. The training companies contributing content for this series are Hitachi Consulting, Scability Experts, and Solid Quality Learning. Database administrators, developers, and business intelligence (BI) professionals can learn first-hand how to upgrade to SQL Server 2005 in this one-day intensive course, produced by SQL Server Magazine and the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and sponsored by Microsoft. The fee for the event is $99 for pre-registration online and $150 for walk-in registration. The fee includes a full day of technical content, breakfast, lunch, a one-year subscription to SQL Server Magazine, a one-year membership to PASS, an attendee bag, roadshow T-shirt, and the opportunity to win prizes from various sponsors. Complete information and secure online registration is available at .


The roadshow dates and cities are:


Portland, Oregon, July 26, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

Seattle, July 28, Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers

Kansas City, August 9, Sheraton Overland Park Hotel (at the Convention Center)

St. Louis, August 11, Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel St. Louis

Minneapolis, August 16, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Washington, DC, August 18, Wardman Park Marriott Hotel

Phoenix, August 23, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

Denver, August 25, Denver Marriott Tech Center

Atlanta, August 30, Cobb Galleria

Tampa, September 1, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Los Angeles, September 8, Los Angeles Marriott Downtown

Detroit, September 13, Hyatt Regency Dearborn

Philadelphia, September 15, Hilton Philadelphia City Center

Cincinnati, September 20, NKU/METS Center for Corporate Learning

Columbus, September 22, Greater Columbus Convention Center


For more information, including the complete agenda and registration information, visit the following URL:

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