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.
17.30 – 18:00 Registration and networking
Meet and greet.
18:00 – 18:30 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.
18:30 - 19:30 - Richard Douglas - Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoid
You’ll learn simple tricks to write better code, scripts, and tables. Plus, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of common database development and administration mistakes, and how you can avoid them.
Plus, you’ll learn how to take corrective action when:
•The optimizer isn’t using all available processors
•The database engine fails to report all the resources a query has used
•The optimizer uses the wrong plan
•Database tables cause memory issues
Richard is a Systems Consultant for Dell where he specialises in SQL Server providing solutions and system health checks to organisations across the EMEA region. Richard has recently taken on the responsibility of being Editor in Chief of the community site SQLServerPedia which provides articles on SQL Server and a blog syndication service, other duties see him regularly presenting webinars to both US and EMEA audiences. He is also a keen member of the SQL Server community, he founded and runs a PASS affiliated chapter in the UK (www.SQLStudy.org) and is on the organising committee for a national event called SQLRelay. Read more about Richard.
19:30 - 19:50 - Break
Time for pizza
19:50 - 20:50 - Chris Testa-O'Neill - Hierarchies in SQL Server 2012 Tabular Data Models
An exploration on how to implement balanced, unbalanced and ragged hierarchies in SQL Server 2012 Tabular data models and how they differ from their implementation in multidimensional data models
20:50 - 21:00 - Feedback, Prize Draw and Close
Finally: Drinks to Mr Foleys