Hi Everyone,

I'm delivering the first follow-on presentation to my popular "Top 10 Mistakes on SQL Server".  This follow-on presentation focuses on the multitude of common mistakes I've encountered on database designs and during data modeling.  Here are the details: 

Title: Avoiding Data Modeling Mistakes in SQL Server
When: Wednesday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. PDT
Abstract: Even though data modeling has been around for some time now, it’s difficult for database professionals to succeed as designers without some tips and techniques.   Data modeling tools do not automatically guarantee success. Today’s entity relationship design tools incorporate good design principles and model-checking utilities. They also generate fairly good DDL. But the “garbage in, garbage out” principle applies – you may just end up with a pretty picture of the garbage as well. The programs cannot compensate for the inefficient database design and may make it even worse.  Please join me as we:

• Identifies the issues that can arise from relying only on modeling tools
• Discusses the 10 most common modeling issues you will face when transforming data models from logical (conceptual) to physical
• Describes how to correctly identify and resolve serious problems
• Provides best practices to resolve issues

The registration URL is: http://www.quest.com/events/ListDetails.aspx?ContentID=5576

I hope to see you there!

Cheers,

-Kevin