MSDN Webcast: Building Spatial Applications with SQL Server 2008 (Level 300)
MSDN Webcast: Building Spatial Applications with SQL Server 2008 (Level 300)
Event ID: 1032353123
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Microsoft SQL Server.
Audience(s): Pro Dev/Programmer.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 delivers new spatial data types that enable you to consume, use, and extend location-based data through spatial-enabled applications. Attend this webcast to learn how to use spatial functionality in next version of SQL Server to build and optimize spatial queries.

Presenters: Isaac Kunen, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation, and Michael Rys, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Isaac Kunen is a program manager on the Microsoft SQL Server engine programmability team, where he concentrates on spatial database support, in addition to working on the SQL Server-type system, SQL Server common language runtime (CLR) integration, and database extensibility. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, Isaac was a developer at BEA Systems.

Michael Rys is principal program manager for Microsoft SQL Server Query Technologies. He worked on many of the XML features in SQL Server 2000 and 2005, and now focuses on spatial and XML support, SQL, and search. Michael also represents Microsoft in the W3C XML Query working group and the ANSI SQL standardization effort. He joined Microsoft in 1998 after performing research in object-oriented and semi-structured databases, multilevel transaction management, and distributed heterogeneous information integration at Stanford University and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, where he earned his PhD. Michael is a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and has given many presentations and contributed to several books on XQuery and XML and databases. His weblog can be found at

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