Archive for March 30, 2010

Up to Date on Your Skills?

Posted: March 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

One of the most common questions I get asked is how does one become a DBA or get into another technical field? Or I am asked how do we keep up with technology with everything we have going on? Then end result is with all the new features that are coming out it is difficult to become an expert in each of these areas. Not every company is going to use every feature of the new release, but what do you do when you need to know how that feature works…

I am very active with Conferences, I try to read a lot of blogs and books.

One event that is coming up just around the corner that you could use as prep for Tech Ed is the SSWUG Conference. You do this one on-line and it is just like watching T.V. You get to access to 80 + Sessions. There is a discount for signing up early and if you use this VIP Code (CSHAWSPVC10) you can get another $30.00 off. Check out what they have for the speakers. All the information can be found here.

If you are in Denver or even the Colorado Area be sure to keep an eye on the blog here or watch the local User Group emails. We have some really exciting news for you on an extra special event that may be here in June.

SSWUG.ORG Presents our Spring ’10 Ultimate Virtual Conference

Featuring SQL Server, Business Intelligence SharePoint and integration with .NET technologies.

Top industry speakers, outstanding content, New live session track, extended sessions and more – 84+ sessions – over three days.

What Can You Expect?

It’s Our 7th Virtual Conference…ALL NEW CONTENT, new faces, continued focus on real-world, how-to information, tips and tricks!

Current early bird rate: $190 includes ALL content – sessions, live tracks, Q&A, on-demand and much more (see below).

Incredible presentations, interaction with speakers, chat with other attendees, make new contacts, lots of fun and surprises.

  • More than 80 technical sessions
  • These are NOT sales presentations.
  • Live keynote presentations and interaction
  • On-Demand access to sessions for 45 days – miss a session? No problem.
  • Chat, Twitter Integration, SKYPE integration for Q&A
  • Experience-based learning – find out what you need to know from people that are using the technology every day
  • 6-Month SSWUG.ORG Membership (or membership extension), included!
  • ALL-ACCESS Pass: SQL Server and Business Intelligence… SharePoint and .NET technologies – all included, one low price
  • Great vendor hall – learn about the best tools, technologies, publications and partners out there for your shop
  • Learning, learning and more learning

vConference Alumni, those who have attended any prior SSWUG.ORG Virtual Conferences, always save an additional $10 when registering.

Check out the session schedules as we update them – amazing content. Click here.

Our surveys reveal that 94% of attendees gained knowledge they could use immediately, and 99.5% said they would recommend a Virtual Conference in the future.

Group registrations are also available at a discount. Contact Member Services at for the group registration form. Get the group registration form.