Network, learn, ask a question, meet other folk, get fed - these are all things that happen at user group events. These events are a really great opportunity to socialise in an informal learning experience - if you want your own exposure then come and do a 1 - 5 minute nugget in front of your peers.
Remember to tell your friends and the people you work with; make sure you register as soon as you can.
5.30pm – 6:00 Registration and networking + Tea/Coffee with biscuits.
Meet and greet.
6:00pm – 6:30pm Round Table discussion and Nuggets - ALL
Take stock and get the latest news in the SQL Server field. This is also a great opportunity to ask any burning questions you have, may be a problem at work.
It's also a great opportunity to share your knowledge and gain exposure in the industry by giving a short 1 - 6 minute "nugget" demo/tip.
6:30pm – 7.30pm Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (let SQL take the strain!) - Martin Bell
Apologies to David Bowie! SQL 2008 introduced Change Tracking, Change Data Capture, ChSQL Server Audit in this talk I will look at each option, how to use them, the when and why..
Martin Bell is a dashing and attractive redhead and you would never guess that he has been a freelance computer consultant in the UK for over 23 years. He’s worked on many relational database systems and since the 1998 has specialized in SQL Server. He was first awarded Microsoft MVP (SQL Server) status in June 2003 proving he is not just a pretty face! As an insight into his masochistic tendancies he currently organises the Scottish Area and Leeds Area SQL Server User Group meetings. He is also a founding organiser of the highly successful SQLBits Community Conferences showing he is slightly mad and very funny!!
7:30pm – 8:00 BREAK: Light refreshments
More time to network and ask questions..
8.00pm – 9:00 I'm not Neil Hambley and these are Extended Events - Martin Bell SQL Server MVP
Extended events are probably a feature that more of us should be utilising to monitor the performance of our systems, so this talk will help you get started and on your way.