The Belgian SQL Server User Group is organizing another great technical evening.
I am looking forward meeting you there.

From their website:

This evening will be split into 2 sessions as follows:

Session 1: Overview of Visual StudioTeam System 2008 Database Edition
Brought by Gill Cleeren , Microsoft Regional Director and MVP ASP.NET
Microsoft's Visual Studio for database professionals was originally designed to fill a gap in database development by providing features for managing lifecycles as well as tools for collaboration and testing.
In this session, Gill will show you the most important features of the product, including data generation, testing and its integration in Team Foundation Server.

Session 2: The Azure Services Platform and SQL Services
Brought by Kurt Clayes, Solution Architect and Competence Leader ‘CloudServices’ at ORDINA.
A new initiative for a development platform is coming from Microsoft. The Azure Services Platform. This platform enables to build applications for the cloud and offers a scalable hosted infrastructure for deploying and managing these applications and their data stores. Microsoft SQL Data Services (SDS) is a cloud-based relational database platform built on SQL Server technologies. With SDS, you can easily provision and deploy relational database solutions to the cloud, and take advantage of a globally distributed data center that provides enterprise-class availability, scalability, and security with the benefits of built-in data protection, self-healing and disaster recovery. In this session we will have a brief overview of the Azure Service Platform and see the new concepts behind Microsoft’s SQL Services vision. We will discuss the infrastructure architecture to enable scalability and the global reach of data sources.
Kurt CLAEYS is MVP Connected System Developer, MCT, MCSD, MCDBA. Solution Architect and Competence Leader ‘CloudServices’ at ORDINA.
 
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