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How I Met Your SQL Server!

On September 23, 2017, Ben Aminnia spoke at SQL PASS in San Diego and presented the historical evolution of SQL Server from 1989 through 2017, including significant changes to Reporting Services (SSRS) and Analysis Services (SSAS).

The focus of this presentation was on planning an upgrade to a new version of SQL Server, with important considerations before, during, and after the upgrade.

Choosing a Career Path in Database Technologies

On March 27, 2017, Ben Aminnia spoke at California State University Northridge (CSUN) and presented the possibililties and challenges of seeking a career path as a SQL Server DBA or Database Developer.

SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition is Now Free!

Microsoft has announced free downloads of SQL Server 2016 for Developers.

SSMS 2016 for developers can be downloaded via this link: Click Here

SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition can be downloaded via this link: Click Here

Please note that the developer edition of SQL Server 2016 will no longer work on Windows 7 and it requires Windows 8 or higher.

Celebrating the Launch of SQL Server 2016

On June 17, 2016, Ben Aminnia organized the Launch of SQL Server 2016 in Southern California for over 100 database professionals.

Many thanks to Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Irvine for all their valuable assistance.