Is 'International' stuff sexy?

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/07/04 19:55 -04:00, original URI:

I was talking to an attendee of TechEd who had just registered. He was looking at all of the sessions that were available, and asked me what I was talking about in my sessions.

When I told him, he thought for a moment and then asked me the question that is the title of this post -- are your 'International' topics sexy?

Hmmm, never thought about it that way before. So I explained for a minute what I thought 'sexy' meant in this context....

Well, perhaps not as sexy as topics like SQL Server performance and how to maximize it. But then I'll be talking about that this week.

And maybe not as sexy as topics like SQL Server upgrade, migration, and/or conversion. But I'll be damned is those are not topics I'll be talking about, too!

Certainly not as sexy as topics like SQL Server Security that people like Don Kiely cover in articles like Keep Bad Guys at Bay with the Advanced Security Features in SQL Server 2005 (great stuff, Don!). But after several requests from folks in TechEd Orlando I am going to be covering some interesting security issues that come up related to interntional issues in SQL, Windows, and mixed mode authentication scenarios.

And definitely not as sexy as topics like Yukon (SQL Server 2005) and its new features. But I even talk about some of those, too!

And that is before you get into all of the cool issues about language support and really using all that Win32, the .NET Framework, and SQL Server bring to the mix that is truly the most important topic for the world!!!

Seems pretty sexy to me, in a geeky technical sense at least. :-)


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# Putty on 5 Jul 2005 1:12 AM:

In a followup to what you blogged about before, Mini-MSFT still says no.

# Michael S. Kaplan on 5 Jul 2005 4:33 AM:

Some people will never learn. Mini would rsther be smaller, slower, and only be able to ship to fewer markets.

All for the pleasure of shipping faster, and not needing to put as much care and planning into it all.

Save me from the cowboy programmers....

# Ian Thomas on 10 Jul 2005 12:58 AM:

It's nice to see some simple articles like Jeff Elridge's ( ) appearing.
My observation is that internationalization is beginning to permeate both end-user tools and some code repositories (eg, Code Project).

# Tanveer Badar on 23 Dec 2007 8:38 AM:

Do check specific hits to this post in the future.

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