Scottsdale, Arizona, is the site of SQL Connections 2000, scheduled for October 4 through 7, 2000. The conference features a hands-on computer lab, product showcase, free software, and 40 hard-core sessions in administration, database development, and data warehousing. Microsoft Corp.’s Barry Goffe and SQL Server Magazine’s Brian Moran will deliver the keynote addresses, “The Next Version of Microsoft SQL Server,” and “Blurring the Lines—The Life of a Data Tier Architect in the 21st Century,” respectively. Attendees will receive a conference resource CD-ROM, proceedings book, sponsors’ training videos and courseware, Microsoft Agent Software Development Toolkit, subscriptions to SQL Server Magazine and CODE Component Magazine, Microsoft Windows DNA XML Resource Kit, Microsoft BizTalk/XML CD-ROM, and Microsoft Exchange 2000 Evaluation CD-ROM. Early registration is available through August 28, 2000. See for further information.