The 2nd Midlands SQL Server User Group, being held in the Old Joint Stock pub in the centre of Birmingham on 2nd June.
!!! Win an X-Box in a prize draw !!!!
This event is being sponsored by Smart Reporting Solutions, who are kindly donating an X-Box for one of us to win at the event. Remember to tell your friends and colleagues; we need your help to grow the user group.
You can follow the Midlands SQL Server User Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSUGMidlands
5.30pm – 6:00pm Meet, Greet & Beer
6:00pm – 7:00pm Chris Testa-O'Neill: End to End Report Creation and Management using SQL Server Reporting Services
This session will walk through the authoring, management and delivery of reports with a focus on the new features of Reporting Services 2008 R2. At the end of this session you will understand how to create a report in the new report designer. Be aware of the Report management options available and the delivery mechanisms that can be used to deliver reports.
Chris Testa-O'Neill is a SQL Server MVP and Practise Consultant at EMC Consulting specialising in SQL Server BI. He is also a technical author, working on courses for SQL Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft Learning. Chris runs the Manchester SQL Server User Group and is a SQLBits Organiser. Chris is a MCT, MCDBA, MCTS and MCITP in SQL Server
7:00pm - 7:30pm Break, Nibbles & Beer
7:30pm - 8:00pm How to develop our SQL careers
Open discussion on SQL Server career development
Stories, thoughts and advice on the best ways of staying in touch with techniques and technology, and building our professional careers. Round table discussion from us all for us all - bring your thoughts on university education, Microsoft exams, user groups, contracting Vs perm, self training, books, learning on the job, etc. etc.!
8:00pm - 9:00pm Luke Mills: Merging multiple sources of data in the manufacturing field – the journey, struggle and solution
This talk will address the problems faced by introducing a Data Warehouse system into a manufacturing environment with multiple data sources. This will be presented as a case study discussing the journey, struggle and the final solution. This talk will address the issues that we faced with data and transferring Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) data to Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) data. It will also cover resolving data discrepancies, maintaining user belief, and the creation of the 'single version of the truth'.
Luke Mills is a SQL Server Specialist working for Computer & Information Systems Limited providing bespoke consultancy in Microsoft Technologies.
We'll be putting on food for the event, so please do register so we know numbers. If you then can't make it we'd really appreciate it if you'd unregister and/or let us know.
When you get to the Old Joint Stock, grab yourself a drink from the bar and head up the stairs at the back right of the pub.
If you need any further details or have any requests for this or future Midlands SSUG events, please let me (Alex Whittles) know, either on Twitter (@PurpleFrogSys or @SSUGMidlands) or email SSUG@PurpleFrogSystems.com
See you in June!