February 2009 - Posts

Don't forget Saturday its your last chance to get the early bird discount for the SQLBits training days

Advanced TSQL and performance tuning for scalability with Simon Sabin

Understanding TSQL performance is crucial to building a successful scalable database solution.
In this session we will cover the fundamentals of performance tuning your SQL to ensure your application can scale.  We will use query plans, sql profiler, dmvs, resource utilization and contention to diagnose performance and scalability issues. We will then look at using advanced TSQL techniques and indexing to show you how to improve your performance and scalability.

Introduction to MDX with Chris Webb

If you want to get the most out of your Analysis Services cube it’s essential to know and understand MDX: you need it to be able to write queries and calculations, and also to be able to use more advanced features such as cell security. This one-day seminar, aimed at those with little or no previous MDX experience, will teach you the basic concepts of the language as well as show you how to write common queries and calculations.  The seminar will be taught by Chris Webb.

Advanced Troubleshooting Workshop for SQL Server 2005 with Christian Bolton

The Advanced Troubleshooting Workshop for SQL Server 2005 provides attendees with SQL Server internals knowledge, practical troubleshooting skills and a proven troubleshooting methodology.   The workshop will enable attendees to tackle complex SQL Server problems with confidence.

Implementing and Maintaining Reporting Services 2008 with Chris Testa-O'Neil

This seminar will provide you with the information required to implement and maintain reporting services . You will start by exploring the different installation options for reporting services. Create compelling reports, manage and distribute the reports. You also explore how to manage the reports effectively and maintain the reporting server

If you've been trying to register on the site today you will have notice a problem. The site wasn't available.

We had a slight problem with our hosting which has now been resolved.

You can now register by going to http://www.sqlbits.com/beta/information/Registration.aspx

We've already hit 330 registrations of which 30 are for online viewing.

We still have more places but make sure you register quick to avoid disappointment.

If you are in Manchester have you seen there is a usergroup meeting startin up. The first meeting is on next Thursday (26th Feb)


Well not exactly who (data protection and all that) but we can show you where people are coing from


If you click on the map you can plan your route and find others that are within a certain distance or your route.

We hope to get some car sharing suff going on using this stuff shortly.

Registrations are now open for SQLBits IV in Manchester on 28th March.

We have extended the number of sessions to 28 from 20. If we have a lot of interest we might extend it further.

After a few hours we're already over 100 registrations. So get registering quick to avoid disappointment


Given the current climate its great to have some new Gold sponsors for the next SQLBits.

We've got SQLSentry , Redgate and Attunity on board as well as the stalwart sponsor Idera

We are finalising the agenda this week, its been a bit more complicated than usual with 91 sessions to sort out.

Look forward to seeing you there.