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 Enter the Dragon: SQL Server 2012 on Windows Core with Mark Broadbent
In 1982 the Dragon 32 entered the home computer market but unfortunately there was one small problem ...lower-case letters were almost impossible to access. Two years later, Dragon was no more.
In 2008 Microsoft released Server Core which provides a fast and streamlined (but reduced functionality) edition of Windows with minimal GUI support. As of SQL Server 2012, installation to Windows 2008R2 Core is now a supported option and will mean the biggest administrative change to a DBA since the release of SQL 2005 ...or will it?
In this session we will discuss and demonstrate:-
Configuration of the OS through Command line utilities and PowerShell
Installation of SQL Server on Server Core
Remote Administration of SQL Server and Server Core
Clustering on Server Core
Will the lack of GUI support send Server Core in the same direction as the Dragon 32 or does it spell a bright new beginning for Windows Server based computing and SQL Server?
Attend this session and this time, listen to the Dragon roar!
Mark is a multi-disciplined IT Professional focused primarily around SQL Server and C# and is a specialist in HADR solutions. He is currently the SQLCambs User Group Leader and is a passionate fan of Linux (well someone has to be!). He actively blogs at tenbulls.co.uk and tweets randomly under the name of retracement.
7:30pm – 8:00pm BREAK: Light refreshments
More time to network and ask questions...7:30pm – 8:00pm BREAK: Light refreshments
More time to network and ask questions...
8.00 - 9.00pm Chris Testa O'Neill
" BI Exam Question. Discuss: Reporting Services. A Sharepoint or SQL Server technology"
A first in a series of presentations about SQL Server BI
There is new world dawning with SQL Server Reporting services that is forcing SQL Server professionals to examine how Reporting Services is deployed and implemented within an infrastructure. It may seem scary but it is a situation we must face. Join Chris and face this question together as he explores how Reporting Services is evolving to bring about a new world order of collaboration, while leveraging the power of SQL Server.
Chris Testa-O'Neill is a SQL Server Microsoft Most Valuable Professional(MVP) and a Senior Consultant at Coeo specialising in SQL Server Business Intelligence. He is also a technical author, working on courses for SQL Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft Learning and advising on the SQL Server 2012 curriculum. Chris runs the Manchester SQL Server User Group and is an organiser for SQLBits. Chris has spoken at a range of events including user groups in the UK, Europe, Australia, and last year’s SQLPASS in the United States. Chris is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCDBA, MCTS and MCITP in SQL Server
9:00pm - Close and down the pub