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Celebrating SQL Server 2008 R2


The kick-off to the Community Launch Tour celebrating the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 will take place at a special full-day Microsoft Launch Event at the PASS European Conference 2010 in Neuss, Germany, from April 21 to 23. The 24 Hours of PASS: Celebrating SQL Server 2008 R2 is a key component of this launch tour.

Get ready for these 24 Hours of PASS sessions by trying out the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP today.


The following 24 Hours of PASS sessions will cover the new and exciting features of SQL Server 2008 R2:


BI Track

Session 01 (BI) – Start time: 12:00 GMT
Introduction to PowerPivot
Presenter: Brian Knight


Session 03 (BI) - Start time: 14:00 GMT
What Exactly is in SQL Server 2008 R2?
Presenter: Kevin Cox


Session 05 (BI) – Start time 16:00 GMT
Implementing MDM Using SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services
Presenter: Rushabh Mehta


Session 08 (BI) – Start time 19:00 GMT
Solving Common Business Problems with Microsoft PowerPivot
Presenter: Donald Farmer


Session 11 (BI) – Start time 22:00 GMT
Easier than Ever Report Authoring in SSRS 2008 R2
Presenter: Jessica M. Moss


Session 15 (BI) – Start time 02:00 GMT
Producing Dashboards with PerformancePoint Services
Presenter: Peter Myers


Session 16 (BI) – Start time 03:00 GMT
Reporting Services Enhancements in SQL Server 2008 R2
Presenter: Greg Low


Session 20 (BI) – Start time 07:00 GMT
PowerPivot for Financial Decision Makers
Presenter: Peter Ward


DBA Track

Session 04 (DBA) – Start time 15:00 GMT
Getting Started with SQL Server Utility in SQL Server 2008 R2
Presenter: Glenn Berry


Session 10 (DBA) – Start time 21:00 GMT
Using Data Compression with SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2
Presenter: Maciej Pilecki


Session 19 (DBA): Start time 06:00 GMT
Multi-Server Management With UCP, MDW and PBM
Presenter: Chuck Heinzelman


Session 22 (DBA) – Start time 09:00 GMT
SQL Server 2008 R2: how to manage CPU’s, Cores and CPU Groups
Presenter: Thomas Grohser


Dev Track

Session 21 (Dev) – Start time 08:00 GMT
Data Tier Applications
Presenter: Jacob Sebastian


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