Michael Rys

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  • Blog Post: Update on SQL PASS 2007 Presentations

    I am giving 3 presentations at SQL PASS 2007 in Denver: Wednesday, September 19th, 9:45am to 11am, room 709: DBA-317-M The Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server: Beyond Relational (co-presenting with Kevin Farlee) Main focus will be the new features in the areas of unstructured and semistructured data...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 June CTP has been annouced at TechEd 2007

    At today's TechEd 2007 in Orlando , we have annouced SQL Server 2008's, formerly known as Katmai, first community tech preview (CTP). Unlike SQL Server 2005, where we took over 5 years, SQL Server 2008 will be delivered in less than 3! See here for the official scoop and register here ! What does...
  • Blog Post: Watch out Europe - Here I come...

    Tomorrow I will be on my way to Europe for the SQL Server Launch Events in Zurich and Lausanne ( Switzerland ) and Athens (Greece) . In Switzerland I will be presenting a specially made presentation on "What's new in SQL Server 2005" that will be more technical than the general launch presentation that...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 Launches

    Today is the big launch. Steve B. is giving the launch keynote in San Francisco. I am currently sitting in a meeting room at a competitor's place where I am at for a W3C XQuery meeting watching the live webcast during our lunch break :-). I already provided a list of many (but not all) of the new and...
  • Blog Post: Welcome Jinghao Liu to the Blogosphere

    It is my pleasure to introduce you all to Jinghao's weblog . He is our test lead and so far seems to cover the SQL Server 2005 XML support in Chinese :-). Please go and take a look and say 你好 .
  • Blog Post: First Wars, then Tsunamis, Famines and Hurricanes, and now Earthquakes

    The last year has been tough on many. Many people have been and are getting killed in wars and conflicts ( Iraq , Sudan/Dafour ), got devastated by Tsunamis , starve due to famines and loose their lively-hood and sometimes even lives due to Hurricanes and Taifuns such as Kathrina and Stan . And now we...
  • Blog Post: Presentations at SQLPASS 2005 (Grapevine, Tx)

    As many others in the SQL Server community, I have travelled to Grapevine, Texas to attend and present at this year's SQLPASS 2005 (site seems down while I write this). Since some people were unable to attend or had to leave early, I am now giving an additional presentation on Friday: Friday, September...
  • Blog Post: The PDC F5 Network Interview is now online

    The friendly folks of the F5 Networks Dev Central team interviewed me at PDC 2005. The 5 minute interview is now online (please accept my apologies for the rambling, but I seem to be recovering from the attendee party :-)).
  • Blog Post: News from the PDC 2005: XQuery, LINQ and friends, SQL Server 2005 September CTP

    First, we have released the September SQL Server 2005 CTP for download . This is the last CTP before the final release. Yeah! I will write my customary change blog on what has changed in the XML area a bit later this week. This year's PDC again is quite exciting. First my presentation on XQuery...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2005 XQuery Deep Dive talk outline

    Here is the high-level outline of the talk I am planning on presenting . Note that there is lots of ground to cover and only limited time. Thus, I am not planning on giving an in-depth XQuery tutorial but rather show several XQuery statements to give a feel for the language and talk about how to use...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 and Ken North Videos

    I am back from vacation (no shark encounter :-)). I had a good time and have much more photos and dive reports to upload. While I was gone, Robert Scoble and Channel 9 published the video they took in my messy office before I went on vacation to give you your XML and SQL Server 2005 fix while I was...
  • Blog Post: Get your scuba gear for PDC 05 and get ready to dive into XQuery

    Get your scuba gear for PDC 05 and get ready to dive into XQuery, because I will be presenting a deep dive into XQuery in SQL Server at PDC . Here are some PDC links: PDC Main Page PDC Sessions Registration PDC Bloggers Channel 9 PDC page If you are interested in XQuery, XML-oriented...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2005 Tidbits

    This posting is aggregating my TechEd 2005 weblog postings. I will update it over the duration of the Event with new links, so if your weblog reader does not mark updated postings as new, either refresh often or subscribe to either my SQLJunkies weblog ( RSS ), just my TechEd 2005 feed ( RSS ) or the...
  • Blog Post: More speaking events: TechEd Europe and SQLPASS 2005

    Here is an update on two more events where I will be speaking and where I hope to meet some of you: TechEd 2005 Europe, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), July 5-8, 2005 I will be giving the presentation on Together at Last: Combining XML and Relational Data in SQL Server 2005 , probably give a chalkchart...
  • Blog Post: Material for my MSDN WebCast "Making the Most of XQuery with SQL Server 2005"

    You will be able to get the WebCast recording and copies of the slides from the MSDN website (registration required). My apologies for the interruption during the WebCast. Here are the code snippets I used during my WebCast demo (please use in order and don't forget to follow the links to the estimated...
  • Blog Post: Wireside chats

    Last week, I had three one-on-one “wireside“ chats with Tim Anderson , Jon Udell , and Peter Coffee . They were all very interesting conversations on topics they were interested in in the area of databases and XML. Everyone had a slightly different focus, but all asked very good questions about the convergence...
  • Blog Post: Material for my MSDN WebCast "Managing XML Data on the Database with SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005"

    You can get the WebCast recording and copies of the slides from the MSDN website (registration required). I would consider the language of my presentation to be Swiss-American-English and not as the site indicates English-American- :-). Here are the code snippets I used during my WebCast demo (please...
  • Blog Post: Some upcoming events on XML, SQL Server and databases where I will be speaking

    Over the next couple of months, I will be speaking/presenting at a couple of occasions. MSDN SQL Server 2005 WebCasts MSDN is running a new series of SQL Server 2005 and VS 2005 webcasts. Here are the ones that are interesting from an XML and SQL Server point of view and are being presented by either...
  • Blog Post: Some Tsunami/Quake Disaster Relief.

    I have a list of resources (some suggestions for donations and some online resources) to help in the Tsunami/Quake Disaster Relief. If you have not already done so, please help by donating money or time and get your employer to match it.
  • Blog Post: Late XML 2004 Trip report and links to my XML 2004 presentation

    It has been more than a month already, since I attended the XML 2004 Conference in Washington DC. My presentation on XQuery in the context of relational databases was well-attended. Attendees had the unique opportunity to compare the (not too diverging) philosophies of Oracle and Microsoft on this topic...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft XML Team resurfaces in the blogosphere

    The XML Team has its own blog and Mike Champion is managing it. ( More ... )
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Presentations

    In the last week of September, I will be giving two presentations at SQL PASS 2004 in Orlando, Florida: one on managing unstructured and semistructured data with SQL Server 2005 and one on Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and SQL Server 2005. The first one will be on the new large datatypes, new features...
  • Blog Post: My TechEd 2004 Presentations

    The presentations, demos and Kent Tegel 's synopses are available at http://sqljunkies.com/WebLog/mrys/archive/2004/06/08/2967.aspx
  • Blog Post: Welcome to my work related blog site

    I decided to finally join the http://blogs.msdn.com community. However, I will contine to mainly blog at http://sqljunkies.com/weblog/mrys and only syndicate the work-related entries on SQL Server , XML Standardization , XQuery , and other XML Technologies here. Until I can do this automatically (I have...
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