November 2010 - Posts

On the 17th December (Friday Evening) I'm holding a Xmas Soirée (Buffet & Dance) 
@ Central London club, so dress to impress & join us for this festive Soirée, 
Enjoy a Fabulous buffet, along with reserved seating for the evening, fee also includes cover charge to club areas which ahs multiple different dance floors & music 

Cost Per Person is £25 
(Includes finger buffet & first drink, resevred seating & club access) 
Please notify me if you wish to be included in this as bookings need to be confirmed ASAP

Just Let me know if you wan to attend the list, via the LinkedIN group discussion or email me directly @

Payment terms will be made available shortly = for now just tell me you want to attend & how many tickets

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I'm now able to Report (sorry for the pun!) that my presentation on DBA Reporting I gave @ the User group on 25th November @ Red-Gate Offices in Cambridge

So I have attached the Presentation in PDF format for you all to replay and view if you weren't able to attend.


Here a few  links you may also want to check out on some of those products we discussed

Various ones  like SQL NEXUS / DAIG / PAL / Internals Viewer

SQL Server 2005 Performance Dashboard Reports

Query Hash Statistics


HAPPY Reporting... Look forward to seeing you @ future UG events - and for the Pub visit afterwards of course for a real ale or 2

Finally Here's the link to those ebooks we mentioned

Until next time..

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As you know we have the regional User Group meetings and other SQL conferences like SQLBits , as well as the occasional social events that happen from time-time. See some listing of upcoming events @


What do these have in common? Well generally they are mostly scheduled during the working week Monday-Friday (Sometimes on a Saturday) and for obvious reasons, however with our busy life’s it is sometimes difficulty or not viable for us to attend those events and we miss out on those opportunities, I have therefore decided to try out a new approach which for now I'll name as "Sunday SQL Lunch", this will be as the name implies a meeting where we can meet over some Sunday Lunch @ a pub or other venue and then also take the time following to discuss the topics of the day or ask questions to our peers on SQL topics – hoping to make these regular events up & done the length of the UK.


As the Excellent SQL PASS Summit 2010 was just held this week and with many cool and exciting SQL Denali announcements, of which I will probably be doing a round-up of those I have managed to absorb so far, I thought then it a good time to attempt my 1st event this coming weekend in London a Pub called "Doggets" (London nr Blackfriars bridge) I'm planning to be there from 12:30 and will be around for the afternoon to talk SQL Shop this coming Sunday 14th November 2010 - More details can be found @ our LinkedIn Group page


Even if you don’t want to join the Lunch aspect, but just attend following that is fine as well, expect we will be having drinks and SQL discussions from sometime after 2PM following our lunch