Wednesday meeting at the COOP Manchester with Tony Rogerson and Martin Bell
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.
5.30 – 6:00pm Registration and networking
Meet and greet.
6:00 – 7.00pm
What's new for developers in Denali
The next version of SQL Server is shaping up to be a huge release and is going to have some great new features for developers. This includes changes to the SQL Server Data Tools codename Juneau. This session will look at this exciting new release with demos of features available in CTP4 of SSDT.
Martin is that drop dead gorgeous SQL Server User Group leader who runs the SQL Server User Groups in Edinburgh and Leeds. You may have seen him at SQLBits the biggest SQL Server conference in Europe which helps organise and thought “Who is that terribly handsome and attractive SQL Server Professional? I should buy him a drink and find out how he manages to keep looking so young; just like Cliff Richard, only better!”
7:15 – 7:30pm Break: Light refreshments
More time to network, ask questions and eat pizza...
7.30 – 8:30pm Flash in the pan? Realities of SSD and why you should be using it! with Tony Rogerson
Flash technology is over a decade old yet server vendors are slow to embrace the tech, in contrast the commodity solid state device market has exploded, especially with the widespread adoption of SATA 3 (6Gbit/sec) allowing up-to 530MiBytes/second per channel (device). In this session the technology will be introduced and what the future may hold, other topics that will be discussed are: cost realities, relevance of RAID, flash reliability, bottleneck shift (faster cores please?); to complete the presentation a demonstration will be shown of the Reporting Brick, a piece of kit costing less that £2K built from commodity parts that is capable of loading over 530K rows of an average 241 bytes length into SQL Server.
8.30pm – 8.40pm Close
How to find us
Manchester is served by a comprehensive motorway network
and is easily accessible from all areas of the country. The
Co-operative Group buildings are all located in close proximity
to the Arndale Centre, the Printworks and Victoria Station. The
landmark CIS building can be easily identified from most parts
of the city centre.
The most convenient public car parks are located on
Corporation Street and Miller Street. The area is also well
served with short-stay pay and display parking bays.
By bus, train or metrolink tram
The Co-operative Group buildings are just a short walk from
Manchester’ Victoria Station (trains, buses and trams) and
Shudehill tram station. From Piccadilly and Oxford Road
railway stations you can walk (allow 20 minutes), take a taxi
or catch a bus or tram to Victoria.
Please report to reception in CIS Tower on Miller Street to sign in
before going to the relevant building.