Upgrading and Migrating to SQL Server 2008


Free Evening Event @ Microsoft Ottawa

Thursday, November 13th 5:15 – 8:00 PM

Feature Presentation: Upgrading and Migrating to SQL Server 2008

Best Practices and Lessons from the Field, Damir Bersinic

Damir will be in town for the Ottawa stop of the Align IT tour on November 13th. He will be taking this opportunity to share some of his SQL Server 2008 experience with the Ottawa community.  Join us for what promises to be a fantastic presentation!

Speaker: Damir Bersinic, Microsoft Canada



As an IT Pro Advisor for Microsoft Canada, Damir is passionate about reaching out to and engaging with the IT Pro community across Canada. He focuses on working with a broad range of audiences within the IT Pro community to foster relationships and convey Microsoft technologies and solutions. He is proud to be able to leverage his real life, hands-on experience to relate to the challenges faced by the IT Pro community today.

Damir is an integral part of the Microsoft team that drives awareness, education and training through events and by directly engaging with Canada’s professional communities, including IT managers, infrastructure specialists and architects as well as systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and community leaders.

Product Showcase (15 minutes):

SQL Response – Red Gate Software, David E. Myers


No flashing lights. No repetitive emails. No complicated configuration required. Only the intelligent alerts and diagnostic data you need to resolve problems on your SQL Servers sooner. All from a single, intuitive interface.  SQL Response monitors the health and activity of your SQL Servers, so you can work proactively to resolve the problems that matter most. See how no-nonsense monitoring from Red Gate’s new SQL Response can help you make the most of your office hours.

Speaker: David E. Myers, Upper Canada District School Board



David is a DBA and Developer at the Upper Canada District School Board (Brockville, ON) and is the OttawaSQL.net Executive Director for 2008. He primarily works with SQL Server but is increasingly working in the SharePoint data integration world. David will be presenting the session Information and Collaboration in One Place – Reporting Services Integration with SharePoint at Tech Days Canada 2008 in Montreal and Ottawa.



RSVP: Event Registration

Arrival:  5:15 PM to 5:30 PM

Presentation:  5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Refreshments: Pizza and Pop

Microsoft Ottawa, World Exchange Plaza

100 Queen Street, Suite 500, Ottawa








OttawaSQL.net is a community group of Ottawa area developers and IT professionals.  We share an interest in Microsoft’s data technologies especially:  SQL Server, SharePoint, PerformancePoint, Workflow Foundations, LINQ, ADO.NET and Entity Framework.

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