Training

My First Ever SQL Saturday Pre-Con

My First Ever SQL Saturday Pre-Con

Like most people I have a bucket list of things to do before I depart for other things. However I chose to have two bucket lists, one personal and one professional. I’m now one step closer to ticking another one off of my professional bucket list, the title should give you a big clue. A […]

Experts Perspective Webcast: Wait Watchers – Gain Performance Increases Fast

Experts Perspective Webcast: Wait Watchers – Gain Performance Increases Fast

Following in the footsteps of such greats community leaders as Brent Ozar and Kevin Kline I have the opportunity, nay privilege of hosting the “Experts Perspective” webcast series. The only difference being for the next event which is held this week on 14th August 2014 that I won’t be hosting it, I’ll be hosting and […]

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!

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!

An interview with Alex Whittles Chairman of SQLRelay 2013

An interview with Alex Whittles Chairman of SQLRelay 2013

Some of you may recall in January I ran a series of interviews entitled “New Year Aspirations”. This interview was held back from the series in order to coincide with SQL Relay that is taking place 17th-20th and 24th-27th June. So grab a glass of your favourite beverage and sit back and read an insight […]

SQL Server Events in the UK – June 2013

SQL Server Events in the UK – June 2013

Oh my god, there are so many events happening this month it is crazy. I’m going to break with tradition and start off with an event that is not in the UK. Right now TechEd is running in North America and just today Microsoft announced SQL Server 2014, you can read my post on it […]

SQLBits 9 Announced

SQLBits 9 Announced

Those awesome organisers at SQLBits have gone and done it again! The next SQL Server extravaganza has been announced and is going to be held in Liverpool 29th September – 1st October 2011. For those of you not familiar with SQLBits it’s run by a group of SQL MVP’s for the community and has recently […]

Microsoft 70-433 exam review

In my last post “January Goals Update” I promised that I would write a few lines on my experience of taking the 70-433 SQL Server 2008 Database Development MCTS exam. I know not everybody is a big fan of the certification process but it does have it’s merits, Brad McGehee summed them up very well […]