Presentations from this Week’s Events!

I have decided to consolidate the presentations from all the events this week in a single post. That way it makes it easier for me and you to get what you need.

Thanks to everyone whom attended. Looks like we got great feedback. Sorry to everyone that attended my events as I was ill and the combination of NyQuil/DayQuil made me a little loopy:) But I think that everyone seemed to be really excited about the technology. If you want to see more then just ask ole Dave L. at the .NET Group or John M. of IndyPASS to hit me up for a specific topic one of these months. I am always willing to oblige if I have the time.

Additionally, I want to remind people that I will be speaking at the Louisville SQL Saturday. So go onto the SQL Saturday site here to sign up.

These files are from the following presentations. The titles link to the files


Database Normalization 

Presented By: Arie Jones, Perpetual Technologies, Inc.

If you’ve been in the DBA role for any amount of time then you have probably heard about normalization. Perhaps someone’s asked you "Is that database normalized?" or maybe you’ve always put your databases in “3rd Normal Form”. Normalization is often brushed aside as a luxury that only academics have time for. However, knowing the principles of normalization and applying them to your daily database design tasks is something that should be taken seriously as it could drastically affect the performance of your system.

PTI’s 2nd Annual Back to School with Microsoft and Oracle:

SQL Server for the Oracle DBA

Increasingly in today’s budget constrained climate a lot of DBAs are being politely asked to assume tasks that were previously left to other entities. One increasing demand on today’s DBA is the need for them to transcend a single database platform and instead manage 2 or more different implementations. In this presentation we will run through the SQL Server 2008 implementation and feature set with an eye toward the Oracle DBA in an attempt to make the transition smoother. Giving tip and tricks along the way that will enable you to actively participate in the management of these data assets with confidence.

Entity Framework 4.0

Microsoft is getting ready to release VS 2010 here in the near future and there are a lot of interesting things coming up with the Entity Framework that you will not want to miss. We’ll be working with the VS Beta’s to delve into the changes that are happening in respect to the Entity Framework and talking about what possible things are in store for the future as well.

Silverlight 3.0

If you’ve been interested in learning Silverlight but don’t know where to start then this would be the place for you. We’ll discuss some of the basics of Silverlight such as XAML, controls, data binding, and styles. Additionally, we’ll discuss of the more interesting features of Silverlight 3 that ,for example, allow applications to run out of the browser. Cool things for everyone!