Based on the great success of the spring series, the "Get Ready for SQL Server 2005 Roadshow" is coming to 15 additional cities July 26 through September 22. Database administrators, developers, and business intelligence (BI) professionals can learn first-hand how to upgrade to SQL Server 2005 in this one-day intensive course, produced by SQL Server Magazine and the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and sponsored by Microsoft.
   The roadshow includes three content tracks: administration, development, and business intelligence. Training companies for this series are Hitachi Consulting, Scalability Experts, and Solid Quality Learning. The roadshow dates are:
 
Portland, July 26
Seattle, July 28
Kansas City, August 9
St. Louis, August 11
Minneapolis, August 16
Washington, D.C., August 18
Phoenix, August 23
Denver, August 25
Atlanta, August 30
Tampa, September 1
Los Angeles, September 8
Detroit, September 13
Philadelphia, September 15
Cincinnati, September 20
Columbus, September 22
 
"We've had overwhelming positive response to the first series of the roadshow, which visited 7 cities in April and May," said Michele Crockett, associate publisher of SQL Server Magazine. "Some cities were sold out weeks before the event. We're excited about expanding this event and bringing it to SQL Server professionals in 15 more cities during July, August, and September. The roadshow is an excellent opportunity for DBAs, developers, and BI professionals to get answers to their questions about how an upgrade to SQL Server 2005 will affect their database environment."
   The full-day course will include technical presentations by premier sponsors, as well as keynote presentations about SQL Server 2005 innovations by Microsoft technical representatives. The registration fee for the roadshow is $99, which includes a full day of technical content, breakfast, lunch, a one-year subscription to SQL Server Magazine, a one-year membership to PASS, an attendee bag, roadshow T-shirt, and the opportunity to win prizes from various sponsors.
   For more information, including the complete agenda and registration information, visit
   http://www.windowsitpro.com/roadshows/sqlserverusa/&nbsp