Next week, I am heading out to the financial services developer conference to deliver a SQL Server 2005 presentation. The toughest part of delivering a talk on SQL Server 2005 is to find a way to fit it all into a 90 minute slot. You can talk about individual features for 24 hours nonstop but I am planning on taking a different approach this time around: instead of talking about individual features, I'll cover the scenarios we enabled in SQL Server 2005… Feature bags that can help solve a number of classic problems that resonate with the financial developer. Here is a quick peak at the list:

  • SQL Server Central Data Store: Enhanced bridging capabilities for bringing heterogeneous systems and data together.
  • Extensibility & Rich Development Platform: Great developer productivity features and language synergy: SQLCLR, XML and TSQL.
  • Privacy, Auditing and Security: Hardened and reduced product surface and new encryption capabilities.
  • Improved Scalability & Performance: Scale from pocket devices to high end servers. I'll also talk about query processing enhancements that can help your app when you upgrade your backend to SQL Server 2005.

This talk is talking place on the 21st of April at 12:30 in the breakout room at the Grand Hyatt. I'll see you there.