At Microsoft TechEd in Los Angeles in May, the crowds were diminished and the educational content was slimmed down, observes Kevin Kline in his SQL Server Drill Down column in the July e-edition of Database Trends and Applications. Kline reflects that while in the past, SQL Server sessions were so abundant that you'd have trouble choosing which of several you might want to attend, this year, the state of the economy was evident in many ways, including the one, or, in just a few cases, two sessions per time slot allotted SQL Server professionals. Despite the low ebb, the Microsoft SQL Server team made an exciting announcement about the SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP (Community Technology Preview). To read Kline's July SQL Server Drill Down column in the July e-edition of DBTA, go here.
To stay on top of all the trends, subscribe to Database Trends and Applications magazine