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 - James Skipwith - Table-Based Database Object Factories
Ever had to write a large number of similar or standardized stored procedures, audit triggers, archive tables, etc.? Let SQL Server do the work for you! With some custom functions, stored procedures and extended properties, this is no longer a chore. In this session we will see how to create table-based object factories that are capable of producing well-formatted stored procedures, triggers, audit tables or whatever you need them to produce. Whether initial creates or alters post schema changes, the manual drudgery can be removed!
During the session I will explain what automation is possible and demonstrate this working in practice. I will also show how this can be used in conjunction with DDL Triggers and SQL Server Database Tools to seamlessly fit into the development process.
James is a SQL Server Developer and DBA with over thirteen years’ experience, man and boy. MCM. A development, SSDT, and automation junkie. You won't see him doing anything boring twice.
19:30 - 19:50 - Break
Time for pizza
19:50 - 20:50 - Chris Testa-O'Neill - Enterprise information with SQL Server 2012
A very merry demo driven session on the new capabilities provided by SQL Server 2012 in DQS and MDS.
Chris is .....
20:50 - 21:00 - Feedback, Prize Draw and Close