SqlConnections in Vegas
I just finished my presentation on Upgrading to Sql Sever 2005 at Sql Connections 2005 in Las Vegas (http://www.devconnections.com/shows/sqlfall2005) . What a great time. I really do enjoy presenting, I'm always a bit nervous at first but get into it after a bit. The room was packed! This was the first session of the morning so lots of enthusiasm. It seems like most other conferences I talk at I'm on the last day and half the attendees have either gone home or are recovering from some event party. Not this time, lots of fun. I have no idea how my scores turned out but I usually do OK. Looking forward to that.
I also wanted to correct something. I think I said that 32-bit could be upgraded to 64-bit and there really isn't anyway to do this via an in-place upgrade. You will need to do a migration. If you think about this is makes some sense you can't really do an inplace upgrade of 32bits up to 64-bits. The detatch/attach mechanism does work quite well however.
Many people were asking for my slides as I didn't get them sent in in-time for the book. They should be here http://www.devconnections.com/updates/lasvegasfall_05/sqlmag_connections.
I also wanted to provide a few more links (a couple which I'm added to the deck).
Here is the link to the UA tool http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=45788
Here is the link to the upgrade matrix http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143393
Michael Raheem's excellent web cast (which is roughly the same presentation) is here http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032275514 To view this you have to click on the register link on the left and then follow a bunch of other steps... but you'll get there eventually.