SQLBits

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 […]

T-SQL Tuesday 41 – Presenting and Loving it!

T-SQL Tuesday 41 – Presenting and Loving it!

Before we dive in to the post, I’d like to give a big thank you to Bob Pusateri (Blog|Twitter) for hosting this months T-SQL Tuesday “Presenting and Loving it!”. T-SQL Tuesday was the brainchild of Adam Machanic (Blog|Twitter) you can find out more about the concept here. Coincidentally I am actually giving a presentation on […]

New Year Aspirations – Annette Allen – WiT

New Year Aspirations – Annette Allen – WiT

Thanks for agreeing to do this Annette, with your SQL Saturday event only a few weeks away thing must be really hectic. I really do appreciate your time! Before we start on the main part of the interview, tell us all a little about yourself. I’m married to Jonathan Allen (@Fatherjack) and live in Devon, […]

New Years Aspirations – James Rowland-Jones – PASS

New Years Aspirations – James Rowland-Jones – PASS

The third interview in the SQL Server “New Years Aspirations” series is with James Rowland-Jones talking about his experiences with PASS.

New Year Aspirations – Chris Webb – SQLBits

New Year Aspirations – Chris Webb – SQLBits

The first interview of the “New year Aspirations” series is with SQLBits Founder Chris Webb.

Wish you were here

Wish you were here

When I was growing up, we used to sit round the t.v. (families only had one in those days) and one of the programs we used to watch as a family was “Wish you were here”. It was a travel guide to not so far off, but at the time exotic locations showing golden beaches […]

SQLRelay: The Final Sprint

The UK SQL community has never had so many events in such a short space of time. Last week there were three days of SQLBits and this week all 15 SQL User Groups have held a free event with each meeting having a session presented by a SQL Server MVP. This figure includes three user […]

Free SQL Stuff

Community events are a great way of picking up free stuff and SQLRelay is no exception. At the inaugural Maidenhead User Group on the 4th October not only are we being treated to two excellent speakers from Coeo in Justin Langford and Chirag Roy, but we have the following items to give away too: Session […]

SQLBits 9 Roundup

SQLBits 9 Roundup

I’ve written quite a bit about SQLBits since I started blogging almost two years ago, this time however I had a very different experience from previous events. In August I accepted a position at Quest software and asked if I could work on the stand, so for this SQLBits I was an exhibitor, not an […]

A new SQL User Group in the UK

You may have already heard rumours on twitter or on a couple of blogs that there has been a new SQL user Group announced here in the UK. It’s time to put a bit of flesh on the bones! I’ve been wanting to start a user group for some time now as the community is […]