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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 […]

#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!

PASS Summit agenda now published and I’m speaking!

PASS Summit agenda now published and I’m speaking!

For those of you who may have been living under a rock for the last few years every year PASS holds a summit which is a huge multi-day technical conference on your favourite RDBMS – SQL Server.

1199 Data Professionals and you

1199 Data Professionals and you

The second incarnation of 2013 “SQL Relay” is bigger and better than ever. We have taken on board all of your feedback from June and included an extra two venues in a venture that we have named “SQL Relay 2013 R2”. These extra two venues will bring up our total capacity to a massive 1,200 data professionals!

SQL Saturday Cambridge #228 September 27-28th September

SQL Saturday Cambridge #228 September 27-28th September

Snazzy title eh, I bet you can’t guess what this post is about. That’s right, it’s all about Monty Python!

A lot of the Monty Python crew met in Cambridge and were a part of the Cambridge University Footlights so it seems somewhat fitting that this SQL Saturday should be a bit pythonesque.

SQL Server events in the UK September 2013

SQL Server events in the UK September 2013

Sorry things are a little later this month… Summer (like the MCM program) may be coming to an end, but we still have plenty of great UK SQL Server events including a SQL Saturday this month. I’m especially excited about the SQL Saturday as Buck Woody is coming over to do a pre-con. Date Location […]

SQL Server events in the UK August 2013

SQL Server events in the UK August 2013

You might have thought that the UK SQL Server scene would have gone quiet during the summer break, but far from it. We still have a number of great physical and virtual events across the country that you can attend…

Maidenhead SQL Server User Group – 9th July with Alex Whittles and John Martin

Maidenhead SQL Server User Group – 9th July with Alex Whittles and John Martin

Another month and another evening of top quality free SQL Server goodness for those living/working in the Maidenhead area of the UK. This month I am being joined by two fellow organisers of the successful SQL Relay events that occurred in June Alex Whittles and John Martin. Special thanks to Alex for taking ownership of […]