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SQL Server 2005 Roadshow Provides Upgrade Training

DBAs, developers, and business intelligence (BI) professionals can learn first-hand how to upgrade to SQL Server 2005 in a one-day intensive course coming to seven cities across the U.S. in April and May. The "Get Ready for SQL Server 2005 Roadshow," produced by SQL Server Magazine and the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and sponsored by Microsoft, will include three content tracks. Scalability Experts trainers will lead the administration track, DevelopMentor trainers will lead the development track, and Hitachi Consulting trainers will lead the BI track. The roadshow is coming to Boston on April 19, New York on April 21, Anaheim on April 26, San Francisco on April 28, Chicago on May 12, Houston on May 17, and Dallas on May 19.

   The roadshow will provide an in-depth look at the new SQL Server release from experts who have worked with the technology for months, according to Kathy Blomstrom, editor in chief of SQL Server Magazine. "Whether your main responsibility is administration, application development, or business intelligence, you'll get in-the-trenches instruction about every aspect of the upgrade process," says Blomstrom. "The roadshow will cover best-practices upgrade planning, building Reporting Services applications, new development technologies in SQL Server 2005, and many other topics that will prepare database professionals to hit the ground running when SQL Server 2005 is released."

   The full-day course includes technical presentations by premier sponsors BMC Software, HP, and Imceda, as well as keynote presentations about SQL Server 2005 innovations by Microsoft technical representatives. The day will end with a user group party hosted by PASS that will give roadshow attendees an opportunity to learn about local user group resources. The registration fee for the roadshow is $99, which includes a full day of technical content, breakfast, lunch, the user group party, 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.

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

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