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
Remember to tell your friends and the people you work with; make sure you register as soon as you can.
5.30pm – 5:45pm Registration and networking
Meet and greet.
5:45pm – 6:45pm SharePoint and SQL: You can’t have one without the other - Penelope Coventry
With more than 90% of the content accessed via SharePoint stored in SQL Server it is important to understand the relationship between the two products. Without the correct configuration of SQL Server it can have a detrimental impact on the performance of SharePoint. There are critical SQL Server configurations that can be made to that will optimize SharePoint. In this session Penny will explain how SharePoint and SQL components relate to one another.
Penelope Coventry, MVP SharePoint Server and MCTIP: SharePoint Administration 2010, MCPD: SharePoint Developer 2010, is an author and independent consultant based in the U.K. with more than 30 years of industry experience and 10 SharePoint related Microsoft Press books to her name. She focuses on the design, implementation, and development of SharePoint Technology–based solutions, particularly no-code solutions using out-of-the-box functionality. Penny has spoken at a number of conferences including TechEd North America, SharePoint Conferences in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, SharePoint Conferences in London, including the SharePoint International Conference, SharePoint 2010 Evolution Conference and SharePoint Best Practices Conferences, and SharePoint Saturdays UK and Belgium. She is also a keen supporter of the UK SharePoint user group community.6:45pm - 7:00pm BREAK: Light refreshments
More time to network and ask questions...
7:00pm - 8:00pm Vital Statistics with Christian Bolton, MCA, MCM, MVP - Coeo
In this session I will be exploring the role that
statistics play in query optimization covering how and when they are created,
what they look like, how they are updated, and what scenarios will benefit from
you creating them yourself.
Christian Bolton is the Technical Director for Coeo Ltd,
a leading provider of SQL Server Managed Support and Consulting in the UK and
Europe. Christian is a Microsoft Certified Architect, Microsoft Certified
Master and MVP for SQL Server, and is an experienced technical author. He is
very interested in SQL Server infrastructure, scalability and high-availability
and is a highly-rated speaker at technical conferences worldwide
8:10pm – 9:10pm Rocking with Matthew Robertshaw
able to interpret Waits is vital when it comes to understanding where
performance bottlenecks may lie within your SQL Server installation. In
this 1 hour session which includes demonstrations, we’ll start by addressing
the theory followed by an overview of the tools we have at our disposal –
namely the DMV – and how we can use them to gather the data needed for informed
decision making. We’ll conclude by looking at some of the most common
wait types within SQL Server and taking a view on when they may be causing us
Matt joined Microsoft Premier Field Engineering four and
half years ago as a BizTalk Server engineer. After transitioning to
a SQL Server SME role, Matt now delivers proactive SQL services within the UK
and mainland Europe to some of Microsoft’s largest Finance, Retail and
Government customers. Matt has extensive experience working with
mission-critical solutions and specialises in administration, performance
troubleshooting, Reporting Services and high availability
9:10pm - 9:15pm Close