Daniel Bien is a Group Program Manager who focused on the reconstruction of SQL Server 2008 and worked in the setup and deployment area. He discusses the challenges he faced which included expediting the process of smaller tasks and setup in SQL Server
Rebecca is a Principal Program Manager in the Central Services team who drove application compatibility and upgrade experience goals within the product. She discusses how we ensure backward compatibility for our new features. Rebecca also discusses the
option for customers to go to Microsoft…
Eric Hanson is a Lead Program Manager for CORE RDBMS processing. He coordinated and worked on data warehouse scalability related improvements and details the benefits of these for customers. He also talks about some other new features in SQL Server 2008.
As a Developer Lead on the Engine team Cesar worked on a number of new optimizations for SQL Server 2008. The three biggest features were indexing for spatial and geographical data types, parallel execution for partitioned tables, and enhancements for
star join processing.
This Week on Channel 9, Brian Keller is joined by Christian "LittleGuru" Liensberger to cover this week's news, including:
- What's the deal with the new Windows ads with Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld? (0:36 - 1:10)
- Windows Movie Maker joins Windows Live, adds Soapbox/YouTube…
Torsten Grabs is a Lead Program Manager on the SQL Server Engine Team. He discusses his work as a Lead Program Manager on Microsoft SQL Server 2008. He explains his contribution to Data Warehousing in SQL 2008, and its benefits to the customers. (Includes
a white board example.) He also talks…
Nick is a tester on the Analysis Services team. He also tested performance improvements to pivot tables in Excel. Challenges included managing and sorting through all the tests done on SQL Server 2008 prior to launch. Nick also discusses the SQL Server bug