Events

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 […]

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 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 […]

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.