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.
Carolyn talks in detail about the new reporting features of SQL Server 2008 as well as Report Builder 2.0, and describes how easy it is now for users to access data and create rich reports with data visualizations.
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
Lindsey Allen is a CAT (Customer Advisory Team) team member and worked on developing best practices. Her team’s mission is to push the boundaries of product deployment in real-world customer scenarios. She also discusses the challenges of dealing with
the complex customer workload and test…
Leo Giakoumakis is a Test Lead in the SQL Server team. His team is responsible for the quality of query optimization, making sure that queries used in the new features are optimized properly and also that existing customers don’t see regression from their
level of performance when upgrading…
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…
Mike Wachal discuses working on the SQL Server Express team, the new features of SQL Server Express such as the FileStream data type, design issues, connecting to customers and partners. He also talks about his biggest challenge which was keeping the download
size as small as possible.