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 – 6:00pm Registration and networking
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 Designing and deploying a database using Visual Studio 2010 with Anthony Brown
Database projects allow offline development and easy deployment of a database. Previously they were only available in team system versions of visual studio, but with the release of visual 2010 they will also be available in the professional version.
This presentation will introduce the key concepts of database projects. It will also show you how to create a database project, import an existing database, modify objects and then deploy it to any sql server.
Anthony has been a sql server DBA since 1998 and have worked with all versions of SQL server since 6.5. Since 2001 he has worked at John Lewis on their website designing a highly scalable and resilient architecture for it. He has experience in many areas of sql server including service broker, replication and visual studio database projects.
Anthony Brown's blog http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/antxxxx/Default.aspx
7:30pm – 8:00pm BREAK: Light refreshments
More time to network and ask questions...
8:00pm – 9.00pm 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 1993 he has worked mainly with Microsoft SQL Server. He went freelance in 1997.