Looking forward to London

Our next Immersion Event is in London. It follows our DevConnections conference in Karlsruhe, Germany (which was great fun) and a bit of a holiday in between where we've been driving and seeing a few places I wasn't sure I'd ever get to (specifically Liechtenstein and Luxembourg). Our driving tour definitely warrants it's own post […]

Immersion Event Series – 4 Weeks – August 2011

As many of you know, we’ve changed our Immersion Event courses to more closely match the requirements of the Microsoft Certified Masters – SQL Server 2008 certification. No, the exams are NOT part of the training. And, NO, you don’t need to be aiming for certification to benefit greatly from the training. Being a master […]

Our February Immersion Event in Dallas, TX – Final Wrap-up

OK, I've written about our February Immersion Event in two other recent posts: What a week for our first Immersion Event on Internals and Performance Our February Immersion Event in Dallas, TX – What did the attendees think? Sadly, this is going to be my last post about our February Immersion Event on Internals and […]

Our February Immersion Event in Dallas, TX – What did the attendees think?

I love this shot! I told everyone to do something fun and this is what I got… What a great group! (Well, except for Paul. I'm sure that's intended for me!! :)) This particular Immersion Event ran from February 21 through 25 in Dallas, TX and I've done a write up from our perspective here: What […]

What a week for our first Immersion Event on Internals and Performance

This post is from OUR perspective. The next one I'm going to do is from our attendee feedback!  Last week was our first week delivering a new style of Immersion Event. And, now that the class has finished, we're really happy with our decisions on content and naming. The name was new because we had […]

Using the VHD for our SQL Server 2008 HOLs

VHD stands for Virtual Hard Drive. A VHD is created with/by programs such as Virtual PC, Virtual Server, Hyper-V, etc. and there's a standard format associated with them. If you’re interested in reading more about VHDs, check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHD_(file_format). To use a VHD you need to have a program installed to "host" it. Think of […]