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.
6:00pm – 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 SQLSnack - Hierarchies in SSAS with Chris Testa-O'Neill
Chris takes a quick look at hierarchies and the impact on both multidimensional and tabular data models in SQL Server 2012. A must for those using SQL Server Analysis Services 2012
7:30pm – 8:00pm BREAK: Light refreshments
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Vital Statistics (Christian Bolton, MCA, MCM, MVP - Coeo)
Christian Bolton is the Technical Director for Coeo Ltd, a leading provider of SQL Server Managed Support and Consulting in the UK and Europe. Christian is a Microsoft Certified Architect, Microsoft Certified Master and MVP for SQL Server, and is an experienced technical author. He is very interested in SQL Server infrastructure, scalability and high-availability and is a highly-rated speaker at technical conferences worldwide.
In this session I will be exploring the role that statistics play in query optimization covering how and when they are created, what they look like, how they are updated, and what scenarios will benefit from you creating them yourself.
9:00pm - Close and down the pub