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
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 Andrew Fryer: Denali – What can I tell you?
Denali is the next release of SQL Server. It builds on the three themes of the previous versions:
· Scalability and Availability
· Unstructured data
· Business Intelligence
So I am going to dive into each of these as far as a I can at the moment and give you an idea of what’s coming up in the public beta (CTP3)
I’m a technical evangelist at Microsoft UK. What this means is that I spend my time explaining the future to IT Professionals who do data management and data centre administration. There are just under a million IT Professionals in the UK, and to reach all of these I spend a lot of time on line: On my blog, doing webcasts, and the usual social media channels. However I love going to community events to swap stories and to try and help get the most out of the Microsoft technologies.
7.30pm - 8.00pm BREAK: Light refreshments
More time to network and ask questions...
8:00pm – 9.00pm StreamInsight
Allan Mitchell, SQL Server MVP
StreamInsight is Microsoft’s first foray into the world of Complex Event Processing (CEP) and Event Stream Processing (ESP). In this session I want to show an introduction to this technology. I will show how and why it is useful. I will get us used to some new terminology but best of all I will show just how easy it is to start building your first CEP/ESP application
Allan is the joint owner of Konesans Ltd, a small UK based consultancy specializing in data and process Integration using SSIS, Workflow Foundation, StreamInsight and Sharepoint Server.