The organizers of SQL DevCon 99 are offering a special price for those who register by August 30 for the SQL Server-focused conference to be held Oct. 3-6, 1999, at the Scottsdale Princess Resort in Phoenix. Early registrants will receive $100 off the conference registration fee plus a free pass to attend any of more than 40 sessions at DevCon 1999, a conference on Microsoft enterprise and Web application development that runs concurrently with SQL DevCon99. DevCon offers 45 SQL Server-related sessions, plus parties and team events. Session topics include migration issues, optimizing performance, implementing replication, and backup, restore, and disaster recovery practices. For more information, go to the SQL DevCon 99 Web site at