Next Thurs (19th) March London meeting will be Ed Vassie on Managing SQL Server patches and Christian Bolton on SQL Server and Storage; next Friday (20th) we have a full day seminar on Integration Services taken by leading expert Allan Mitchell in Harpenden. Coming on 26th March Rafal Lukawiecki on Going from Data to Decisions with Microsoft solutions and not to forget SQL Bits community conference.
:: 19th March, Evening -> London
Peer networking - absolutely great place to meet fellow SQL professionals, find people looking for jobs or to find really great candidates; SQL Nuggets - a number of short sharp tips or demo's around SQL Server.
Ed Vassie will spend an hour on Managing SQL Server patches.
Christian Bolton will spend 45 minutes on the SQL Server Storage.
:: 20th March, Full Day Seminar -> Harpenden
Allan Mitchell will take a full day seminar on Integration Services - £250 ex VAT; there are a few places left - delegates limited to 15.
This one day course is designed for those people who have seen how fast SQL Server Integration Services can transfer data but want more. We will show you how to understand performance not only from within SSIS but also from without. We take a good look under the covers to see what SSIS thinks and we will also see the effects of design decisions you make.
SSIS out of the box is wonderfully fast but with understanding that speed can be turned up. In today’s world batch windows are becoming smaller and data quantity ever larger so having a truly performing ETL solution is an extremely sound investment.
:: 26th March, Rafal Lukawiecki on Going from Data to Decisions with Microsoft solutions
Business intelligence is even more important during these tough economic times. People have to make really important decisions and critical strategic moves.
In this one-day seminar, Rafal Lukawiecki aims to show IT Managers and BI practitioners how to improve decision making and getting the valuable business insight by using Microsoft solutions. This seminar will look at an end-to-end approach to building and delivering a Microsoft BI solution, from automated data integration and consolidation to delivering insight in reports, scorecards, and Excel. To make this seminar easier and more pleasant to follow we structured it so that the first half focuses on the goals of BI, performance management, and the knowledge worker. The second half will stress the underlying technologies and the development and deployment processes.
:: 28th March, SQL Bits
SQLBits IV will be taking place on March 28th 2009 in Manchester. SQLBits is the UK's largest SQL Server conference, organised by the SQL Server community for the SQL Server community; it features a mix of both internationally-recognised and local speakers covering all aspects of SQL Server from development to DBA to BI, and yet remains free to attend. All you have to do is register and turn up on the day!