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
Powering Business Intelligence project delivery with PowerShell - Jennifer Stirrup
So often, due to pressures of busy working environments, aspects of the Business Intelligence development lifecycle get missed out, resulting in wrong reports, wrong data, and wrong business decisions. SharePoint offers a variety of new ways to provision Business Intelligence throughout the organisation, which in turn will require Business Intelligence developers to work smarter in order to meet the business thirst for data! Fortunately, PowerShell can help to smooth the path for the business intelligence developer. Using examples, this session will show how PowerShell can help Business Intelligence developers too
Jen is best-known for her work in Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation. Jen is a SQL Server MVP who is the current holder of the SQLPassion Award, presented by PASS at Summit 2012, for her work in helping the European SQL Server community. This year, Jen has presented at TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, SQLPass and SQLBIts, along with SQLSaturday events throughout Europe. Jen runs Copper Blue Consulting with Allan Mitchell, delivering business-critical solutions that add business value in addition to provisioning technical integrity. You can follow them on Twitter on @ThinkCopperBlue
7:30pm - 7:50pm BREAK: Light refreshments
More time to network and ask questions...
7:50pm – 8:50pm
CDC in SQL Server 2012 with Allan Mitchell
We are storing more and more data FACT
We have less time to move data around our environment FACT
Businesses want close to real-time analytics FACT.
We therefore need to plan our data movement strategy better. In this session I will show you the improvements to CDC being made in SQL Server 2012 and suggest why this is something you will want to know.
This session is demo rich.
Allan is the joint owner of Copper Blue Consulting Ltd. Copper Blue Consulting focus on getting the right data to the right people at the right time and in the right format. We are passionate about data integrity and suitability. We have worked all over the world in a variety of industries.and on projects both large and small. We specialise in Extract, Transform and Load Complex Event Processing Master Data Management Data Visualisation Operational and Predictive Analytics. We offer training as well as consultancy. www.CopperBlueConsulting.com
8:50pm - 9:00pm Close