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.
6.00pm – 6:15 Registration and networking + refeshments.
Meet and greet.
6:15pm – 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 - 5 minute "nugget" demo/tip.
6:30pm – 7:30pm Jason Thomas Let's go Spatial
SSRS 2008 R2 has opened a new realm of reporting possibilities by including the spatial data support, By the end of this session, you should be familiar with the basic spatial concepts, creating map reports in SSRS from different sources and some interesting tips and tricks revolving around them.
7:30pm - 7:50 Food Break and Networking
7:50pm – 8:40 Duncan Sutcliffe (Hitachi) Using Change Data Capture in ETL Routines.
A short session demonstrating how SQL Server’s CDC functionality can be used to extract the smallest possible recordset from source databases and improve the efficiency of inserting and updating data warehouse records.
8:40pm – 9.00pm Wrap-up and Close