From my friends at rvssug, who have a great meeting planned for August, with none other than SQL rockstar Bill Vaughn coming to speak:

The Roanoke Valley SQL Server Users Group (www.rvssug.org) is announcing its next meeting for 2006 to benefit SQL Server Professionals in the Roanoke Valley area.

Title – Coding CLR functions for SQL Server 2005

One of the most talked-about new features in SQL Server 2005 is its ability to execute CLR-based assemblies on the server. This topic is especially important for DBAs concerned with developers’ use of CLR code. While SQL Server has been able to execute non-TSQL code for some time, this session discusses how developers and DBAs can use Visual Studio 2005 to create, test, deploy and debug CLR-based stored procedures, User-defined Types (UDTs) and User-Defined Functions (UDFs).

We’ll discuss where this technology makes sense (and where it doesn’t) and how it’s implemented. The presentation walks through three examples: one that does not make sense for conversion but illustrates the development techniques, and two others that provide a rich example of the issues and techniques associated with writing CLR Assemblies for SQL Server 2005.

This presentation discusses and demonstrates the following topics:
• What is CLR-based code? How is it written? What languages can be used? What
happens to TSQL?
• When does CLR-based code make sense? What are good examples of its use?
• How does SQL Server 2005 support managed assemblies? Where are they stored,
and how can they be managed?
• How are CLR Stored Procedures or Triggers created in Visual Studio 2005? How is
the code deployed and tested?
• How are CLR User Defined Types (UDTs) created, deployed and tested? How can
they be optimized to reduce storage and data transport requirements?
• How are User-defined aggregates created, deployed and tested?
• How are CLR assemblies secured? How do they protect the server resources?
• How can CLR assemblies be debugged?

Speaker – William (Bill) Vaughn

Date and Time – Thursday, August 17, 2006 @ 5:30 PM  

Location:
Roanoke County Public Safety Building 
3568 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019

Directions – http://www.rvssug.org/Default.aspx?tabid=85

RVSSUG  Corporate Sponsors
• Roanoke County  (www.RoanokeCountyVa.gov)
• Idera  (www.idera.com)
• Red-Gate Software (www.red-gate.com)

RVSSUG August Sponsor – Ineta Speakers Bureau(www.ineta.org)
 
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Food and refreshments will be served at the meeting, and there will be a drawings for several door prizes.