Ok a few weeks ago was SSWUG‘s second virtual conference and my first experience with the virtual conference experience. Granted this review is a bit late but better than never I suppose. First off I have to tip my hat off to Stephen Wynkoop, Chris Shaw and the rest of the folks at SSWUG that put this event together.
First off this conference was a fantastic value at only $99 for 3 days of high quality SQL training. For those who haven’t experienced a virtual conference before, it is layed out much like a real conference you would attend. You enter the conference and are placed in a lobby-type page that leads to either sessions lobby, exhibit hall or on demand section (sessions are available on demand after the conference). Entering the sessions lobby lets you select which conference you registered for. This conference offered a track for SQL Server, Business Intelligence, Sharepoint Once inside you are presented with several rooms to choose from. Like a real conference you choose which session you want to attend in which room.