Dec 142008

I haven’t posted in a while, due to a combination of work that hasn’t been very blog-worthy and family life.  However, I did attempt the SQL Server 2008 Beta exam 71-451: Designing Database Solutions and Data Access Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 in late September.  It wasn’t a bad exam, and afterwards I received an invitation to participate in a workshop in Redmond in October to help finalise the exam.

It was my first trip to the US, and although I spent more time in the air than I did on the ground, it was a fantastic four days.  I was hoping to meet Jonathan Kehayias over there,  but he wasn’t able to make it.  Instead, I met a whole group of SQL Server guys, mostly from Europe, and they showed me around Seattle.  Seattle reminded me a lot of Melbourne, but with wonderful shades of autumn red, orange and yellow that Melbourne just doesn’t have.

I received the results of the exam this week, and the news was quite pleasant!