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 - SQL Server Security - David Betteridge
It seems that a week never goes by without the news mentioning that a website has been hacked or the details of thousands of users have been stolen. In this session we will look at how we can help prevent this from a database point of view
David has been working with all versions of SQL Server since 6.5 and is currently employed as the senior technical consultant for the PROACTIS Group. He has quite a varied role which includes the responsibility for the database tier of their hosted applications platform.
19:30 - 19:50 - Break
Time for pizza
19:50 - 20:50 - Building a SQL Server Fail over Cluster using Hyper-V - Paul Egan
In this session we will start with a domain and build a working 2 node SQL Server 2012 fail over cluster using Windows 8 Hyper-V and a trial download of Windows Server 2012 R2. The build will make use of a number of Powershell scripts and an explanation of the components of the SQL Server cluster will be covered.
Paul is a freelance SQL Server professional and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) who first started working with SQL Server 15 years ago. He first starting working with SQL Server in version 7.0 as a Visual Basic 5/6 programmer. He continued on using .Net and C# working on Windows forms and web site development before moving on to concentrate purely on SQL Server. Paul has worked on projects in all areas of SQL Server from development, reporting, ETL and administration. He still also enjoys writing C# and is making more extensive use of Powershell in his administrative tasks.
20:50 - 21:00 - Feedback, Prize Draw and Close
Finally: Drinks at the pub