[Events] SQL UG, London, Monday 30th June - Michael Rys, PM, SQL Server Engine Team

** Places are limited to 35 so register fast. **
Please visit http://sqlserverfaq.com?eid=126 to register
We are very fortunate that Michael Rys has decided to come and speak at a UG event whilst he is in the UK for a W3C working group.

If you use XML in SQL Server then this is the one User group meeting you have to come to.

Michael is Program Manager in the SQL Server Engine Team at Microsoft and is responsible for the XML features and other non relation features i.e. Spatial Data in SQL Server.

He is the man that knows XML and XQuery inside and out. On the few occasions I've met him I've always felt humbled by the intellect of this man.

You can find his blog here http://sqlblog.com/blogs/michael_rys/default.aspx and his old CV can be found here http://infolab.stanford.edu/~rys/cv/ (nice picture)

Registration is at 6.00, evening will commence at 6:30pm and finish 9pm.

6:30pm - 6.45pm - Introduction, news and gossip.
Whats going on in the world,

6:45 - 9pm Michael Rys on non-relational data in SQL Server
An Introduction to the New Spatial Data Support in SQL Server 2008
Spatial data is fundamental, modeling the locations and shapes of objects in the world to enable visual analysis of data. This session will be an introduction to working with spatial data in SQL Server. We will describe the different types of spatial data, give business examples of the use of spatial data, and provide an overview and demonstration of the new spatial features in SQL Server 2008 such as the spatial types, their methods, how to visualize and how to index it.

As program manager I'm sure Michael will discuss the whole realm of non relational features and will answer any questions you have around it.

Pizza will be served at some point in the evening
Michael Rys 
Michael Rys is principal program manager lead for SQL Server’s Beyond Relational Data team. He was program manager for the XML features in SQL Server 2000 to 2008 such as FOR XML, the XML data type and XQuery and for Spatial Indexing in SQL Server 2008. He also represents Microsoft Corp. in the W3C XML Query working group and the ANSI SQL standardization effort. He joined Microsoft in 1998 after performing research in the areas of object-oriented and semi-structured databases, multi-level transaction management, and distributed heterogeneous information integration at Stanford University (as post-doc) and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich where he earned his PhD.

Michael is a senior member of ACM and a member of IEEE and has given many presentations and contributed to several books on XQuery and XML and databases. His weblog can be found at http://sqlblog.com/blogs/michael_rys/default.aspx.

Monday 30th June, 6-9pm

Conchango Offices
36 Southwark Bridge Road

Published Thursday, June 26, 2008 12:28 PM by chobbs
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# [Events] SQL UG, London, Monday 30th June - Michael Rys, PM, SQL Server Engine Team

** Places are limited to 35 so register fast. ** Please visit sqlserverfaq.com to register

Thursday, June 26, 2008 8:34 AM by chobbs