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 – 7:30 Chalk and Talk on HA/DR/Scaling
Tony Rogerson, SQL Server MVP, http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/tonyrogerson
Tony will chat through considerations and options for developing and implementing a Disaster Recovery plan for SQL Server. He will talk about and demonstrate Mirroring, Log Shipping and general backup/restore options and talk about other HA options.He will also look at scaling considerations
Tony Rogerson has been working as a developer/database professional since 1986 working mainly with DB2, since 19993 he has worked with Microsoft SQL Server. He went freelance in 1997.
07:30 - late A chance to sample the mulled wine at the Christmas Market