Events

SQL Saturday Southampton Pre-con

SQL Saturday Southampton Pre-con

It’s been a while since my last pre-con, in fact it’s been a while since my last SQL Saturday with both of these events happening in Exeter a few months back. At that time I did a joint pre-con with Mark Pryce-Maher called Performance Troubleshooting for the (Accidental) DBA which we shall undoubtedly do again […]

SQLBits XIV – Welcome to the UK

A number of you will have heard of SQLBits before. It’s Europe’s largest conference dedicated to SQL Server. What was something just for people from the UK has been transforming into something much larger, more multicultural and more engaging as the community grows. Now we find that quite a large contingent of people are from […]

PASS DBA Virtual Chapter Webcast 20141112

PASS DBA Virtual Chapter Webcast 20141112

Today I have the honour of presenting a session for the PASS Database Administration Virtual Chapter. The great thing about the PASS Virtual Chapters are that they are completely free, you just need to be a member of PASS in order to register. That’s right, free SQL Server training and if you miss it, don’t […]

I need your help

I need your help

The Situation On the 19th November I am going to be presenting two sessions for the Luxembourg PASS chapter at the Microsoft offices there, you can register for the event here. One session is on Wait Statistcs, which is fine. I’ve done it before as a webcast for Dell Software and will be doing a […]

PASS DBA VC Session 25th June

PASS DBA VC Session 25th June

It’s always an honour to be able to speak at an event, but events can be expensive to attend and they don’t always occur at a time or location that is convenient for you. Thankfully those smart people at PASS have created a number of Virtual Chapters so you can watch sessions live from the […]

Speaking at Luxembourg SQL Server User Group

Speaking at Luxembourg SQL Server User Group

Tomorrow evening I have the honour of speaking at Microsoft’s office in Clausen, Luxembourg. The session I will be presenting is entitled “Natural Born Killers; Performance Issues to Avoid” which I serialized in a succession of blog posts here – Natural Born Killers (The series). Natural Born Killers; Performance Issues to Avoid Learning SQL is […]

SQL Server events in the UK – December 2013

SQL Server events in the UK – December 2013

The Christmas countdown has begun for a number of us. This doesn’t mean it’s time to relax, there’s still plenty of events around the UK that you can get your learn on. Date Location Event Time Details 4th December Southampton User Group Evening With Dave Ballantyne Register here 4th December Leeds User Group Evening With Martin […]

SQL Cruise competition, and the winner is …

SQL Cruise competition, and the winner is …

Earlier this month SQL Cruise, (an initiative created by Tim Ford (B|T)) and Dell Software announced a competition to win a free place on the next SQL Cruise which is taking place on the 25th January 2014 in Miami, returning on 2nd February. In between those dates the lucky winner will be able to experience […]

#SQLRelay 2013 R2 – Week 2

#SQLRelay 2013 R2 – Week 2

If you haven’t heard of SQL Relay and you live in the UK then shame on you. SQL Relay is an annual community run series of SQL Server training events across the UK. Our aim is to enhance the existing SQL Server community in the UK by bringing free world class training to your region. There really is no excuse not to attend!

The week that was: PASS #SQLRally EMEA 2013

The week that was: PASS #SQLRally EMEA 2013

I feel really bad that I’ve not been able to blog recently. My draft area is littered with half written posts about things I was going to be doing late October and early November that will now go unpublished because those particular events are over. This does however provide me with a chance to review […]