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One of the great things about attending the Summit Conference for the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) is that you can participate in studies that Microsoft conducts to find out how we create our next projects. My good friend Dr. Mark Stempski, who works on the User Experience (UX) team here at Microsoft passed (not pun intended) these events along to me. If you're at PASS this week, you can walk-up to these studies:
Alerting in RS
(room 304) 10- 11:30 11/9, 11:30 – 1:00 11/11
Participants will see latest instantiation of Alerting for Reporting Services, participate in Q and A and help us identify and prioritize enhancements for further work.
Windows Azure Platform development experience
(room 304) 1:00 – 2:30 11/9
We want to learn about your experience, and the challenges you faced as you developed your application. We also like “get your reaction to some ideas about Windows Azure’s future.
Upgrade and Patching
(room 304) 2:30 – 4:00 11/9
The purpose of this focus group is to understand upgrade and patching requirements and scenarios for both “public clouds” and “private clouds.”
Enhanced Contextual Help for Reporting Services/other MS BI Product Offerings
(room 304) 10:00- 11:00 11/10, 10:00- 11:00 11/11
Participants will be shown concepts depicting expanding contextual help for Report Builder 3.0 and beyond and be asked to provide feedback to help us choose between competing designs.
Technology Trends & the DBA
(room 304) 11:30 -1:00 11/10, (room 305) 1:00 – 3:00 11/11
This moderated session will explore the current state of deploying and managing SQL Server within the Enterprise and discuss how trends like commodity hardware, virtualization, cloud computing (public & private), and compliance & auditing requirements are changing the way IT uses technology to bring business value and how these change the role of the DBA
SSIS/DTS Package, Database Table, View and Report Dependency and Impact Relationships
(room 304) 1:00 – 3:00 11/10