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Markus Egger, EPS Corporation and CoDe MagazineCarl Franklin, .NET Rocks!Ron Jacobs, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft
Shaun Walker, DotNetNuke®Mark Miller, Chief Architect of the IDE Tools division, Developer ExpressAmbrose Little, Codemunicator, Infragistics
Bill Vaughn, Microsoft MVP, INETA Speaker, Founder, Beta V CorporationCaleb Jenkins, Developer Evangelist, MicrosoftChip Wilson, Chief Technology Officer, Geniant
Chris Menegay, Principal Consultant, Notion Solutions, Inc.David McKinstry, Principal Consultant, Notion Solutions, Inc.Joe Stagner, Program Manager, Microsoft
John Mitchell, Founder and President, Snapsis Software, Inc. and DotNetNuke Core TeamPaul Ballard, President, Rochester Consulting Group, Inc.Rob Daigneau, Director of Platform Architecture, Monster.com
Chris Patterson, Software Architect, Microsoft MVP, RelayHealthDavid Silverlight, Microsoft MVP - C#, INETAKevin Kline, Director of Technology for SQL Server, President - PASS, Quest Software
Kevin McNeish, President & Chief Software Architect, Oak Leaf EnterprisesRob Pierry, Senior Consultant, GeniantRobert Boedigheimer, Microsoft MVP - Visual Developer ASP/ASP.NET, The Schwan Food Company
Brett Schuchert, Senior Trainer, Mentor and Consultant, Object MentorBrad Freels, Senior Technology Specialist, MicrosoftChris Hammond, Product Manager, Emerging Technologies Group and DotNetNuke Core Team
Javier Lozano, Consultant, Lazontek ConsultingKeith Jacobs, National Practice Leader - Enterprise Gateway Practice, GeniantRandy Walker, INETA Membership Mentor, Microsoft MVP, Owner, Harvest I.T.
Raymond Lewallen, Microsoft MVP - Visual C#, Solutions Architect, EMCTim Rayburn, Microsoft MVP - Connected Systems, Principal Consultant, Sogeti USA, LLCBryan Powell, Systems Engineer, Idera Software
John Hale, Professor of Computer Science and Director, Institute for Information Security, University of TulsaKen Byrd, .NET Consultant and Trainer, TekFocusDavid Walker, President, Tulsa Developers Association and Professional Business Technologies, Inc.
Dru Sellers, Solution Architect, Federal Home Loan BankEd Blankenship, Senior Consultant, Sogeti USA, LLCEd Kisinger, Senior Consultant, Sogeti USA, LLC
Jake Watkins, Guerilla ProgrammerJason Kergosien, Founder and President, Ingen SystemsOmar Villarreal, Development Process Consultant, Notion Solutions, Inc.
Richard Oltmann, Senior Consultant / Principal Trainer, OakTree Software

 Bio

Bill Vaughn, Microsoft MVP, INETA Speaker, Founder, Beta V Corporation

Bill Vaughn, Microsoft MVP, INETA Speaker, Founder, Beta V Corporation

William (Bill) Vaughn is an industry-recognized author, mentor and subject- matter expert on Visual Studio, SQL Server, Reporting Services and data access interfaces. He?s worked in the computer industry for over thirty years?working with mainframe, minicomputer and personal computer systems as a developer, manager, architect, trainer, marketer, support specialist, writer and publisher. In 2000, after 14 years at Microsoft, Bill stepped away to work on his books, mentoring and independent training seminars. He?s written seven editions of the ?Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Basic & SQL Server? (the 7th edition is in edit), three editions of ?ADO.NET and ADO Examples and Best Practices for Visual Basic (and C#) Programmers? and ADO.NET and ADO Examples and Best Practices for VB Programmers. He and Peter Blackburn also wrote the best-selling and critically acclaimed ?Hitchhiker?s Guide to SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services?. Bill is a top-rated speaker and frequents conferences all over the world including VSLive, Visual Studio/SQL Connections, DevTeach and VBug. He?s also written a wealth of articles for magazines such as SQL Server Magazine, Visual Basic Programmer?s Journal, .NET Magazine and many others as well as a bi- weekly editorial on developer issues for Processor magazine. Bill spends considerable time answering questions on the data-centric public newsgroups and speaking at user group meetings in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and at his speaking venues all over the world. Bill was added to the INETA speaker?s list this fall. He?s available for consulting, mentoring or custom training. See www.betav.com or www.betav.com\blog\billva.

 Sessions

Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server

Using a series of demos drawn from his latest book, Bill guides you through the maze of issues you'll face as you connect to, manage and monitor SQL Server instances-including the new SQL Express instance.

He'll show the new utilities and code used to configure SQL Server 2005 including demonstrations of code used to create the new SqlConnectionStringBuilder, how to discover data source instances as well as start, stop, pause and continue these instances as well as how to configure, manage and monitor the connection pool using new 2.0 Framework classes.

Bill will also show you how to capture and display real-time operational statistics including data from the new performance counters.
Nov 22nd
9:00 AM

Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server: Reporting Services

Based on Bill's latest book, this session walks you through a series of live code examples that illustrate how to leverage the new Visual Studio and SQL Server 2005 RDL-based reporting features. We'll see how to create a new report from scratch and how to import a report created with SQL Server Reporting Services.

We'll setup a report-specific data source, capture user parameters to focus the report data, capture multiple-select parameters, pass parameters to the queries and execute stored procedures to return data for the report. We'll build table and chart reports and applications used to launch the reports. We'll show how to deploy the reports and implement (fake) some of the features you'll only find on Reporting Services.

We'll also look at the new SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services features that can leverage this same technology as implemented in SQL Server Express and other editions. When you're done you'll have a better understanding of the differences between the Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services implementations.
Nov 22nd
10:15 AM

Implementing SQL Express

SQL Express is the version of SQL Server 2005 designed to replace MSDE. In some scenarios, SQL Express is a viable replacement for the JET/Access database engine - it's safer and more reliable. Because SQL Express does not behave like JET in most respects, it can be a challenge for JET developers to understand how to control SQL Express and leverage its power from their applications.

This talk discusses the differences in SQL Express, MSDE, JET and the other SQL Server Editions - including the just-announced SQL Server Everywhere edition. See how SQL Server Everywhere (which builds on the proven codebase of SQL Mobile) fills a need for a lightweight DBMS where SQL Express might be overkill.

The session includes an overview of the new SQL Server Management Studio Express toolset and code used to manage SQL Express (or any instance of SQL Server) including discovery, starting, stopping and pausing instances. We also demonstrate how Visual Studio leverages SQL Server Express functionality into the IDE and permits developers to create, configure and deploy SQL Server Express databases with their applications.
Nov 22nd
12:30 PM
 
 

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