Newcastle SQL Server User Group
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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.
6:00 – 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 - The SQL Server default trace with Ajmer Dhariwal
Introduced in SQL Server 2005, the SQL Server default trace is a background trace that runs continuously and records event information that can be useful in troubleshooting problems. Not only that, but it’s there out-of-the box so you don’t have to do put any effort into enabling or managing it.
This session intends to show that, in the right hands, the default SQL Server trace can yield very useful information.
Ajmer Dhariwal is a SQL Server consultant with over 15 years experience in the IT industry having worked for the likes of Microsoft and Sybase. After several years working in the financial sector in London he has relocated to the North-East to set up his own consultancy specialising in all things related to Microsoft SQL Server, with a particular focus on performance tuning and optimisation.
7:30 - 7:50pm - Break
Time for sarnies and cakes
7:50pm – 8:50pm - Microsoft BI 101 - On Prem and Cloud - Chris Testa-O'Neill
In this session, you will be introduced to BI and understand the key components and terminology that is used in the BI arena. You will also explore the components that are provided by Microsoft that make up a BI solution including SQLServer Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), Master Data Services(MDS), Data Quality Services (DQS) and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). You will understand the role that a data warehouse plays in a BI solution and how the cloud is playing a role in complementing BI Solutions
Chris Testa-O'Neill is a SQL Server Microsoft Most Valuable Professional(MVP), EMEA Production DBA and SQL Server Business Intelligence specialist at Insight. He is also a technical author, working on courses for SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012 and 2014 with Microsoft Learning. Chris runs the Manchester SQL Server User Group, SQLBits and founder of SQLRelay. Chris is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCDBA, MCTS, MCITP, MCSA, MS+CSE in all SQL Server Disciplines.
8:50pm - 9:00pm - Feedback and Close
Finally: Drinks on the Quayside :)