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SQL Relay 2013 is coming to Leeds!!
What is SQL Relay?
A full day, single track, technical conference focusing on all aspects of SQL Server.
In 2013, the Relay is visiting 8 cities around the UK, over two weeks from 17th to 27th June
The Leeds event will be held at Leeds Art Gallery, on Tuesday 18th June
Who runs SQL Relay?
All SQL Relay events are run by your local user group leaders, working together to put on national conferences with a local focus.
What will the content be?
Have a look at the agenda below - top quality content from top quality speakers, imported from all over the world just for you!
How much does it cost?
All SQL Relay events are free to attend. We're able to put them on thanks to our generous sponsors. When you register, please allow third party contact so that our sponsors can contact you. This will help encourage them to sponsor these events next time!
Last year, the events were full, so don't leave it too late to register! Also remember to tell your friends and colleagues to register.
||Welcome & Introduction|
||Anthony Saxby (Microsoft)
Michael Sullivan (Microsoft)
|Keynote and Q&A|
||Tobiasz Koprowski (MVP)
||2 AM. A Disaster just began...|
||Scott Klein (Microsoft)
||SQL Azure (topic TBC)|
||Lunch - And solid state storage session by Violin|
||Andrew Fryer (Microsoft)
||Managing Databases in Cloud OS|
||Table-Based Database Object Factories|
||Kevin Kline (MVP)
||SQL Server Internals and Architecture|
||The less painfull way to implement an ETL solution|
||Prize draw & close|
Tobiasz Koprowski - 2AM, A Disaster Just Began...
Once upon a time, somewhere in a dark, lonely data center room an SQL Server stopped talking. Nothing about it in monitoring system, except - connection lost. Ping, Telnet, Remote Login doesn't work. In the same time somewhere in the City one of the millions mobiles can't stop ringing and ringing. It's Your phone and You are DBA. It's 2AM and Disaster just began... In this session I want to discuss about best practices for surviving disaster, based on my experience in few years in data center. We will talk about more aspects which You probably know, and some about You have never think before THIS day - The Disaster Day.
Scott Klein - SQL Azure
Session details TBC
James Skipworth - Table-Based Object Factories
Ever had to write a large number of similar stored procedures, audit triggers, archive tables, views, etc.? Let SQL Server do the work for you! With some custom functions, stored procedures and extended properties, this no longer has to be a chore. In this session you will see how to build a re-usable framework to do this whether you use SSDT or program directly in SSMS.
Andrew Fryer - Managing Databases in Cloud OS
A database is only as good as the operating system (OS) it runs on. With the latest release of Windows Server and Azure , Microsoft has launched what it calls the Cloud OS. So what exactly is that and what does this mean for the DBA? Having established that we’ll then look at exactly what this means for SQL Server running on your own servers in terms of virtualisation, HA, DR management and performance.
Kevin Kline - SQL Server Internals and Architecture
Let’s face it. You can effectively do many IT jobs related to SQL Server without knowing the internals of how SQL Server works. Many great developers, DBAs, and designers get their day-to-day work completed on time and with reasonable quality while never really knowing what’s happening behind the scenes. But if you want to take your skills to the next level, it’s critical to know SQL Server’s internal processes and architecture. This session will answer questions like:
- What’s different about 32- and 64-bit systems?
- What are the various areas of memory inside of SQL Server?
- How are queries handled behind the scenes?
- What does SQL Server do with procedural code, like functions, procedures, and triggers?
- What happens during checkpoints? Lazywrites?
- How are IOs handled with regards to transaction logs and database?
- What happens when transaction logs and databases grow or shrinks?
This fast paced session will take you through many aspects of the internal operations of SQL Server and, for those topics we don’t cover, will point you to resources where you can get more information. So strap on your silly, as we cover all these topics and more at speed with tongue planted firmly in cheek
Steve Powell - The less painful way to implement an ETL solution
Not many people have heard of BIML, even less have used it. Which is why they are all missing a trick. We will demonstrate how to automate the dull repetition out of ETL/SSIS projects with the free BIML tools that come with BIDS Helper and outline how you can build a meta data driven ETL solution that's flexible, reliable and will save you an enormous amount of time and energy when implementing a new ETL solution.
Anthony Saxby & Michael Sullivan
Microsoft UK, SQL Server Product Manager
Microsoft UK, Technical Evangelist, @DeepFat
Andrew Fryer is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft UK Ltd, specialising in data centre and database management & BI. When not blogging and making screencasts in the office he can be found presenting at various IT Professional events across the UK including TechDays OnLine & IT Camps, IPExpo , SpiceWorld VMUG etc.
Scott Klein is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist in the USA, focusing on Windows Azure SQL Database and related cloud-ready data services. His entire career has been built around SQL Server. Prior to Microsoft he was a SQL Server MVP for several years, then followed that up by being one of the first 4 SQL Azure MVPs. Scott is the author of over ½ dozen books by both WROX and APress, including Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure. He can be found talking about WASD at events large and small across the US, and the rest of the world, wherever he can get people to listen.
Kevin Kline (MVP)
Kevin Kline is a renowned database expert and software industry veteran. A long-time Microsoft SQL Server MVP and noted leader in the IT industry, Kevin is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a top-rated speaker at industry trade shows worldwide. He tweets at @kekline and blogs at http://KevinEKline.com.
Tobiasz Koprowski (MVP)
Community leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, collaboration, and ITIL, DR, BCM and SLA. Love licensing stuff. MCT, Freelancer, consultant. Conducts audit projects, consulting and implementation in Poland and across Europe. Technical Team Leader in GITCA. Member of such Microsoft Terminology Community, Subject matter Expert, Microsoft Terminology Community, Friends of RedGate PLUS, PASS, ISSA, ACM and several communities in the world. Since 1st July 2010 MVP for SQL Server. Former President of the Polish SQL Server USer Group. Creator of SQLDAY Conference and CEO 2009-2011. Speaker at group meetings and conferences (such SQL Day, SQL Saturday, SQL Bits, SQL Connections, InfoTRAMS, CarreerCon, SharePoint Community Launch, Time for SharePoint, SQL Server Community Launch, IT Academic Day, Code Camp). Co-Author SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume II and author of few articles on Microsoft TechNET, IT Portals and magazines.Owner of several blogs: IT Pro, aimed at the SQL and SharePoint, a blog about licensing, and three private blogs. In his spare time journalist and music critic, photographer and concert promoter collaborating with ArtRock.pl and Verband Junger-Journalist Berlin Brandenburgen
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 find him doing anything boring twice.
Steve has been working with SQL server for longer than he likes to admit and developing code for longer still. He works as a BI trouble shooter for a health care oriented technology consultancy. He spends far too much time wrestling with recalcitrant servers and cursing developers who think documentation is something that happens to other people, but its the only way he can fund his sons ongoing Lego addiction.