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.
Remember to tell your friends and the people you work with; make sure you register as soon as you can.
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6.00pm - 6.30pm Networking / Biscuits
6.30pm - 6.35pm Introduction
6.35pm- 6.45pm Spectrum IT
6.45pm- 7.30pm Jonathan Allen (Twitter: @Fatherjack - http://www.simple-talk.com/community/blogs/jonathanallen )
Jonathan will be presenting "Extended Events - Not so tricky as you might think"
Taking you from what Extended Events are and how they fit in with SQL Server, through using the default session to keep an eye on your servers to creating your own Event Sessions to check for important events and potential problems.
8.00pm - 9.00pm Mark Broadbent (Twitter: @retracement - http://tenbulls.co.uk/ )
Mark will be presenting "Moves like Jagger - Upgrading to SQL Server 2012"
In this diverse session we will take an in-depth look at moving to the SQL 2012 platform and the upgrade strategies at your disposal. Specifically we will take a deep dive into the following topics :-
•Preparing and Reporting for upgrade
•Performing the upgrade
•Knowing the upgrade was successful
This session will therefore look at some advanced scenarios such as:-
•SQL Server 2012 on Server Core
•Preparing for Always On Availability Groups
•Upgrading your SQL Failover Cluster
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