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UGS, SQL 2005, Office 12 and Windows Server 2003: A marriage made in heaven

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Recently, Microsoft and UGS announced a new business partnership and strategic alliance. What does this mean? Well, for one thing, it means that UGS has direct access to the brains behind the products they rely on to conduct their business successfully. Of course, this interests Channel 9 (not that the business stuff doesn't, but we like technology here)

In this interview, you will meet David Mitchell, Vice President, Technology Officer, UGS, and SQL Server development lead and query optimization guru, Conor Cunningham. Also present as moderator of the discussion is Abel Cruz, a Program Manager in the ISV division (the business guy). We talk about the implications of SQL 2005 on UGS success as well dive into other technical aspects of the UGS/Microsoft alliance.

This is a frank and open discussion with an enterprise customer who relies on our platform and technologies to be successful.

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  • SourcecodeSourcecode Whatever it is, I didn't do it.

    Sorry to say, and guy's don’t take this wrong but, this is the closest you have managed to come toward a late night infomercial. I'm honestly interested in SQL Server, and how it’s used, but way to evangelistic for me. I cut if off after 7min’s.

    I love all the other videos, and look forward to many more. Just wanted to say what was on my mind.

    No offence to anyone in the video of course.Smiley

  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change

    Sourcecode,

    You should watch deeper into the video. We do get more technical... Any time you have a customer in an interview, there is the chance for infomercialness. That said, it's nice to see how the technologies we create are being used in the real world.

    I did get a lead dev involved in the interview! Gotta give it up for that Wink

    Thanks for the feedback! We'll continue to evolve.
    C

  • SourcecodeSourcecode Whatever it is, I didn't do it.
    Charles wrote:
    

    Sourcecode,

    You should watch deeper into the video. We do get more technical... Any time you have a customer in an interview, there is the chance for infomercialness. That said, it's nice to see how the technologies we create are being used in the real world.

    I did get a lead dev involved in the interview! Gotta give it up for that

    Thanks for the feedback! We'll continue to evolve.
    C



    OK, I'm up for seconds, I'll have another look tomorrow.

    But if I see a Buy now and you’ll get VS2003 for only 99.99$ extra, operators are standing by !!!

    I’ll… we’ll; that would be funny.

    Smiley

  • Charles,

    Please take some interview training.

    Stop saying "excellent."

    Stop saying "So lets talk about that."

    Before you go into an interview do some preperation.

    Put some questions together do some research and guide the interviewee through the interview. All to often you let the interviewee guide you.

    I really like channel9 but you just need to be more focused in the interviews.
  • i 'd disagree with all of your points, please take no offence Smiley i think all of the points you mentioned have become trademarks of channel9 - in the spirit of scoble Smiley
  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change
    Channel 9 interviews are conversations. The focus of the interviews are the interviewees, not me. I like to let them guide the conversation. My approach is ask a question, have a chat about it. The conversation happens from there. It's hard to not provide feedback while listening to the answer (I am a participant in the conversation, after all).

    Good feedback. I'll try to stop saying excellent so much. I see nothing wrong with saying "So let's talk about that". That seems to me to be a very good discussion starter.

    I think there is a happy medium of preparation, however. I don't want to be overprepared as then the questions will be loaded and obvious. On the other hand, there's nothing wrong with having some good questions prepared and believe or not sometimes I have them...

    Thanks, as always, for specific fedback on interviewing technique. Certainly, I have no formal training in this area.

    C
  • OracOrac Me and my Gal
    I've got to agree with SourceCode. This video was dreadful. A blatant press release. Not in the spirit of C9 at all.
  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change
    Orac wrote:
    I've got to agree with SourceCode. This video was dreadful. A blatant press release. Not in the spirit of C9 at all.


    It was an announcement, for sure, but the conversation was more than just hype. I understand it's not representative of typical C9 coverage and it does not mean we are changing how we do things.

    I guess this was a failed experiment for C9 content, eh? Personally, I was thrilled to see a real world enterprise customer truly excited about our technology and expousing this excitement to one of the developers who wrote a piece of the technology.

    C
  • Charles wrote:
    Channel 9 interviews are conversations. The focus of the interviews are the interviewees, not me. I like to let them guide the conversation. My approach is ask a question, have a chat about it. The conversation happens from there. It's hard to not provide feedback while listening to the answer (I am a participant in the conversation, after all).


    Ok. this make more sense when you put it like that. I guess my only comments is that sometimes the interviews...I mean "conversations" Smiley tend to drift.


    charles wrote:
    I think there is a happy medium of preparation, however. I don't want to be overprepared as then the questions will be loaded and obvious. On the other hand, there's nothing wrong with having some good questions prepared and believe or not sometimes I have them...

    Thanks, as always, for specific fedback on interviewing technique. Certainly, I have no formal training in this area.


    Good point.

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