Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:07 PM tonyrogerson

UK User Group News Letter - Milton Keynes Meeting this Thurs + SQLBits Agenda Live + Live Meetings Coming soon...

Milton Keynes Meeting this Thursday, SQLBits Agenda now live, New SQLServerFAQ launched, Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randal seminar next week.

Ton's of stuff going on in the SQL space at the moment; most importantly:-

This Thursday sees the first User Group meeting in Milton Keynes where myself and Simon Sabin will be given presentations, Simon on SQL Server 2008 for developers and myself on Common Table Expressions - how they work, performance and using Recursion.

Next week sees Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randal give a 3 day seminar - Best Practice Practices in Performance and Availability for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 - http://sqlserverfaq.com?eid=119. The folling week they are in Edinburgh giving a 2 day seminar - Indexing for Performance in SQL Server 2000/2005/2008 - http://sqlserverfaq.com?eid=120.

The SQLBits agenda is now live - http://sqlbits.com.

The SQLServerFAQ has been completely rewritten and the first release I popped up last night, the user group is evolving and SQLServerFAQ will play a key role in that - (more information at SQLBits - including chances to win one of 3 copies of Visual Studio Team System Premier subscription worth many £K's). Let me know what you think, what you want in terms of functionality.

I'm doing a training day on the 12th September around creating a solid, recoverable and available SQL Server platform through backups and High Availability routines, a basic understanding of T-SQL and how to use the SQL Server tools to configure, manage and monitor your SQL Server install - http://www.sql-server.co.uk/train20080912/default.htm.

Last but not least - SQL Bits "the pre-conference Training day" on the 12th Sept (http://sqlbits.com/information/TrainingDay.aspx) and SQL Bits "the conference" on Saturday 13th Sept (http://www.sqlbits.com).

Community Events:

[28 AUG] - SQL 2008 for Developers, also, What are CTE's? How can I use CTE Recursion? Performance?
UK SQL Server User Group
Milton Keynes, 6pm - 9.15pm
Tony Rogerson, SQL Server MVP
Simon Sabin, SQL Server MVP

Take stock of the latest news around SQL Server and bring your problem in our 30 minute round table, followed by Tony Rogerson on CTE's then by Simon Sabin on what's in SQL Server 2008 for developers.

More information and registration: http://sqlserverfaq.com?eid=128

[4 SEPT] - Getting more value from your data through Data Mining
UK SQL Server User Group
Online via Live Meeting, 7pm - 8pm
Allan Mitchell, SQL Server MVP

Data Mining is now a fully paid up member of your SQL Server arsenal. Data mining allows you to look into your data and discover more value than you could by simple querying. Iam going to try to dispel some of the unfounded myths around Data Mining during the session. In the first part of this session I am going to take you through some of the things you can do with Data mining. In the second part I will look at some of the new stuff that is coming along in SQL Server 2008.

More information and registration: http://sqlserverfaq.com?eid=135

[13 SEPT] - SQLBits Community conference
Hatfield (University of Hertfordshire), Full Day

Join 450 SQL professionals in this free conference with 5 tracks and 20 sessions; if you haven't registered then do it now before places run out.

More information and registration: http://sqlbits.com

Microsoft Events:

[10 SEPT] - SQL Server 2008 Unleashed
Microsoft Reading, TVP
Full Day

The Real SQL Server 2008 launch with sessions and demos from some of the SQL Server MVP's as well as Microsoft.

Get in quick because the event is going to be very popular!

More information and registration: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032385183&Culture=en-GB


Many thanks,
Tony Rogerson, SQL Server MVP


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