Thursday night (8/28) I'll be presenting Inspector Insert And The Case Of The Mistaken IDENTITY for the Orlando SQL User Group (OPASS). Identity values seem like a straightforward topic but as SQL Server has evolved different methods for working with them have been introduced and each has caveats to be aware of. My goal for this presentation is to make you aware of all the different ways - both good and bad - to work with identity values and motivate you to double check your TSQL code when you go back to work on Friday to make sure you don't wind up with a case of mistaken identity.
If you're in the Orlando area and need another reason to come for the evening, here it is: Mark Souza - General Manager, Cloud and Enterprise Engineering Team at Microsoft and otherwise regarded as "Mr. SQL Server" within Microsoft - is coming to Orlando in October for a joint OPASS/MagicPASS meeting and everyone who attends OPASS this month is guaranteed a seat. We've reserved enough space for 200 people in October and we expect to reach capacity so wouldn't it be nice to know you've got a spot?
You can see full details about the August OPASS meeting and RSVP at http://opassaugust2014.eventbrite.com/ - and note that this month the group meets at a new location, ITT Technical Institute in Lake Mary, FL.