See you at Teched Australia 2011

Just finishing off the final touches to my two presentations and hope to catch you either in my sessions or at the exhibition floor where we will be showcasing the new HP Business Decision (BDA), exciting BI visualisation with Project Crescent and the new AlwaysOn capability to easily enable availability for your databases.

Below are details of the two sessions I am co-presenting:

OFS203 What SharePoint consultants should know about SQL Server

Level: 200

Track: Office and SharePoint (OFS)

Speaker(s):Shashank Pawar, Shimron Shimla 


SharePoint is becoming more popular around the world as a core business application platform. It is important to understand the close relationship between SharePoint and SQL server when you architecting a solution, looking at day to day maintenance and considering High availability and disaster recovery.  Business intelligence as a solution, especially to highlight that with SQL Server and SharePoint the organisation also has access to a full Business Intelligence stack that is capable of delivering interactive reports, scorecards, dashboards, rich visualisation with Visio Services. Come and join us to understand how SharePoint leverage SQL’s rich functionality and what every SharePoint consultant should know about how SQL enterprise and SharePoint work better together.


VIR-DAT309 Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server with Hyper-V


Level: 300

Track: Virtualization (VIR)

Speaker(s): Reid Purvis, Shashank Pawar


This session covers virtualization scenarios for SQL Server 2008 R2 and how the combination of Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center solves them. We perform a deep dive into SQL Server with Hyper-V. The session highlights examples of SQL Server performance under Hyper-V and best practices for a successful deployment. Finally, we also touch upon partner solutions, including the PRO packs and how these solutions enhance the benefits of running SQL Server virtually.

There is lots more fun in the DB&BI track, check out the trailer at

See you there.

Happy SQL'ing