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
Remember to tell your friends and the people you work with; make sure
you register as soon as you can.
Agenda is subject to alterations on the timings as we finalize the complete
6:00 - 6:20pm Registration and networking
Meet and greet.
6:20 – 6:30pm PASS & London Chapter Updates
6:30 - 7:30pm Allan Hirt
Groups versus Clustered Instances of SQL Server
mentioning the word cluster, people generally have one idea in mind when it
comes to SQL Server – clustering the instance itself (also known as an FCI).
However, with SQL Server 2012, Microsoft changed the game by introducing
availability groups (AGs) which also require an underlying Windows Server
failover cluster (WSFC). This has created a lot of confusion for DBAs and
This session will clarify both the similarities and
differences between these two major availability features as well as provide
some practical deployment tips. Windows concepts will be front and center and
discussed in context of implementing both AGs and FCIs.
7:30 - 7:50pm Break, Food & Networking
7:50 - 8:50pm Allan Hirt
Cont.. Availability Groups versus Clustered Instances of SQL Server
Allan continues the session following the food & networking break