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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.
Agenda is subject to alterations on the timings as we finalize the complete agenda
6:00 - 6:20pm Registration and networking
Meet and greet. (Time to bring you the latest in the world of SQL Server events)
6:20 – 7:20pm Mark Broadbent "Moves like Jagger: Upgrading to SQL Server 2012"
SQL Server is one of the most challenging and risky operations that you will
perform as a DBA. Make the wrong move, and you could be heading for the exit. In
this diverse session, we'll take an in-depth look at moving to the SQL Server
2012 platform and review the upgrade strategies available for a smooth and
We'll cover preparing and reporting for upgrade, upgrade
strategies, performing the upgrade, and how to know the upgrade was successful.
And we'll explore some advanced scenarios, including SQL Server 2012 on Server
Core, preparing for AlwaysOn availability groups, upgrading your SQL failover
cluster, and storage migration.
After this session, you too can have “moves
Broadbent is a SQL Server specialist with extensive experience working with
numerous HADR and upgrade solutions and in 2011 was awarded Microsoft's
Community Contributor award and in 2012 received the PASS Outstanding Volunteer
award. Mark is a PASS UK Regional Mentor, the current SQLCambs Chapter Leader,
runs the UK's first ever SQLSaturday (Cambridge) and has previously presented at
SQLBits 7/8/9/X, SQLRally 1/2, SQLRelay, PASS Summit 2011/12 and SQLSaturday
Lisbon, Dublin, New York, Cambridge and
7:20 – 7:45pm Break: Light refreshments & Networking
More time to network, ask questions and eat dinner..
7:45 – 8:45pm Neil Hambly (Confio Software) "Using Extended Events"
Extended Events in SQL Server is the
new tool for event tracing inside SQL Server introduced in the 2008 release,
replacing it predecessor 'SQL Profiler', this session will focus on the ‘HOW’
to create effective Extended Event sessions, interpreting that information gathered
to understand the events that are occurring inside SQL Server and aid in
solving many DBA issues
Neil Hambly is a Senior DBA @ Confio
Software, prior SQL Server roles during the last 14 years @ market leading
companies (Accenture, ABN AMRO, BBC, MDSL)
He has considerable Experience in
SQL Server starting with version 6.5 through to the latest 2012 release
A regular International speaker @
SQL conferences & User Group, Leader of the SQL London PASS Chapter (UK)
Frequently found studying the inner
workings of SQL Server, as well as an avid Tweeter @Neil_Hambly