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…

SQL Server Webcast: The Day After Tomorrow; Why YOU need to Baseline

Every day I consider myself extremely fortunate to be in a profession that I really enjoy, as there’s always something new to learn and experiment with. We also have a fantastic SQL Server community which I am proud to be a part of. After being approached by Quest (now Dell Software) , I jumped at […]

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 […]

SQL Server Events in the UK July 2013

SQL Server Events in the UK July 2013

Last month saw SQL Relay, Tech Ed, SQL Saturday Dublin, oh and the small matter of a CTP for SQL Server 2014. This month we’re slowing down the pace a little so we can all play with CTP1. If you have any questions about it, why not go to one of the five user group events on this month:

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 8 Parameter Sniffing

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 8 Parameter Sniffing

To those that don’t know me “Natural Born Killers (The Series)” sounds like a very strange choice for a SQL Server blog title and to be fair it is. Those who do know me, will know that I have been presenting a session this year titled “Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoid” around the […]

5 community stored procedures you need for your servers

5 community stored procedures you need for your servers

We’re blessed in the SQL Server community that there are so many people willing to share work they have done for the benefit of others. I’ve collated five scripts that have really helped me out over the years by some of the best in the business, enjoy… Paul Randal – sp_AllocationMetaData If you’re serious about […]

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 7 Table Variables vs Temp Tables

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 7 Table Variables vs Temp Tables

To those that don’t know me “Natural Born Killers (The Series)” sounds like a very strange choice for a SQL Server blog title and to be fair it is. Those who do know me, will know that I have been presenting a session this year titled “Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoid” around the […]

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 6 Sargability

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 6 Sargability

To those that don’t know me “Natural Born Killers (The Series)” sounds like a very strange choice for a SQL Server blog title and to be fair it is. Those who do know me, will know that I have been presenting a session this year titled “Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoid” around the […]

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 5 Key Lookups

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 5 Key Lookups

To those that don’t know me “Natural Born Killers (The Series)” sounds like a very strange choice for a SQL Server blog title and to be fair it is. Those who do know me, will know that I have been presenting a session this year titled “Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoid” around the […]