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…
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.
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…
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.
Carolyn Chau talks about her role as a Lead Program Manager for the Reporting Services team working on enhanced visualizations (new charts and gauges), ReportBuilder2.0. The goal of her team is to create powerful and easy-to-use tools that provide the
information end-users need through…
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.
As a developer on the Analysis Services team Marcelo worked on the Cube Wizard improvement as well as the Visual Studio 2008 integration into SQL Server, which involved a lot of setup-related changes. He discusses the challenges of developing on pre-release
versions Visual Studio.
Vu and Drew are build engineers who manage and build all the binaries of SQL 2008. They discuss the check-in and the build process and the technologies that help them produce up to 30 builds a day. They also discuss the challenges of investigating build
breaks and integrating with Visual Studio…