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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Technical Learning Center (TLC)

The Microsoft Technical Learning Center (TLC) offers a host of benefits to PASS Summit attendees. Make sure you visit the Ask the Experts Lounge, Hands-on Labs, Chalk-Talk Theatre, and the Microsoft Data Platform ISV Village.

Ask the Experts Lounge

If you want real answers, meet the SQL Server experts and ask away! Take advantage of this terrific opportunity to sit down and network with speakers, members of the Microsoft SQL Server Development Team, MVPs, and other SQL Server experts and ask questions on the topics that are important to you.

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Microsoft SQL Server General Managers Spotlight

Come meet with SQL Server General Managers, Thomas Casey, Quentin Clark, and Samuel Druker in the Ask the Experts Lounge. Hosted by Mark Souza, Director, SQL Server.
Thursday November 20


With more than 20 featured topics, Hands-on Labs (HOL) provides drilldown technical learning opportunities in a self-paced environment as well as two instructor-led labs. Each HOL allows you to experience a Microsoft product or technology by working at your own computer station. Work at your own speed with the support of experienced Technical Learning Guides (TLGs) including members of the SQL Server development team. Labs take 30-60 minutes to complete and are available on 50 computers in the HOL area.

Room 618-619
Wednesday, November 19
8:00am-8:00pm All Self-Paced Labs Available

Thursday, November 20
8:00am-8:00pm All Self-Paced Labs Available
10:00a10:00am-11:00am - ILL302 - SQL Data Services (SDS) Instructor-Led Lab
2:00pm-3:00pm - ILL301 - How to Protect SQL Server with Data Protection Manager
Friday, November 21
8:00am-5:30pm All Self-Paced Labs Available
10:00am-11:00am - ILL301 - How to Protect SQL Server with Data Protection Manager
2:00pm-3:00pm - ILL302 - SQL Data Services (SDS) Instructor-Led Lab

Chalk-Talk Theatre

This year we have moved the Microsoft Interactive Chalk-Talk theatre into the Microsoft Technical Learning Center (TLC). This will be an intimate and informal setting seating 30 participants. The Chalk-Talk Interactive Theatre Sessions might include chalk-talks, panel discussions, technical drilldowns, and product demonstrations. Seating for all sessions is first-come, first seated. For topics and schedule, check the Program Guide, the Microsoft Technical Learning Center (TLC) Information Desk or the signage outside the theatre.

Microsoft Data Platform ISV Village

This area features tools and applications from Microsoft partners that can enhance the SQL Server Environment. Meet one-on-one with Microsoft partners to gain a deeper understanding of their products and solutions. Get help with your technology challenges, make new connections, and learn about new and upcoming innovations.

AttunityGuardium, Inc.Quest Software
Blue Fox SoftwareHewlett PackardSafe Software
Double-Take SoftwareIderaSQL Rx, A Division of ISI
ESRIJNetDirect, Inc.Teleran Technologies, Inc.
GoldenGate Software, Inc.Pragmatic Worksxkoto, Inc.
GridApp SystemsPrecise