SQL Saturday Dublin 2013 – One Month To Go

The SQL Saturday is now only a month away tomorrow and the committee has been very busy.

The biggest news is that the session builder is now available to all those registered for SQL Saturday 229 (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/229/). Whether you have already booked or have yet to book, please help us to plan room sizes by letting us know what sessions you will be attending.

SQL Saturday was oversubscribed last year so book quickly to ensure your place.

In other good news, we have extended the early bird on the pre-conferences until the end of May. There are still places left for each of the pre-conferences.

If you wish to attend any of the pre-conferences, the details for these can be found at:

Kevin Kline’s “From Good to Great: Productivity and Influence Skills for the IT Professional” http://www.prodata.ie/Events/SqlSat229/Precon1.aspx

Chris Webb’s “Self-Service BI and Office 2013” http://www.prodata.ie/Events/SqlSat229/Precon2.aspx

Matt Masson’s “A Day of Enterprise Information Management – SSIS, MDS and DQS” http://www.prodata.ie/Events/SqlSat229/Precon3.aspx

Win a free place at Kevin Kline’s “From Good to Great: Productivity and Influence Skills for the IT Professional” pre-conference

The SQL Saturday Dublin committee has completed the session schedule for SQL Saturday 229. In addition, we have extended the early bird on the pre-conferences until the end of May.

So what more could we do? We decided to hold a competition to win a free place at the SQL Saturday 229 pre-conference – Kevin Kline’s “From Good to Great: Productivity and Influence Skills for the IT Professional”.

Kevin has been an awesome ambassador to Ireland in the SQL community and we wanted to celebrate that fact.

So the question is “How many times has Kevin Kline visited Ireland as a SQL speaker prior to this?”

All you have to do is email “ssiug at live.ie” with “Competition” in the subject and let us know the answer.

We will complete the draw on the last day of May.

Neil Hambly on Effective Index Partitioning, Compression Strategy

The next SQL Server Ireland User Group meeting is “Effective Index Partitioning, Compression Strategy” on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at the usual location in Auditorium, on the Ground Floor of the Microsoft Atrium building, in Sandyford.

We all know that ‘Indexing’ is KING when it comes to achieving high levels of performance in SQL Server.

When Indexing also combines 2 of the Enterprise features: Partitioning & Compression, we can often see substantial gains.

Learn how to identify those objects that benefit greatly from being Partitioned or Compressed, OR combining both of these features to even greater effect.

Using Demos to illustrate the performance gains with real-world examples,

Take away advanced scripts for use in your own environments.

When:             May 28th,  2013 at 18.30

Where:            Microsoft Atrium, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18. A limited amount of underground parking is available via the rear of the building.

Cost:               FREE Community Event

Registration:    Not required. Contact ssiug at live.ie for more details or visit the Microsoft Technology User Groups site (www.mtug.ie )

Neil Hambly is a Senior DBA @ Confio Software, having held various SQL Server roles during the last 14 years @ market leading companies (Accenture, ABN AMRO, BBC, iProfile, MDSL) He has considerable Experience in SQL Server starting with version 6.5 through to the latest 2012 release. A regular International speaker @ SQL conference & User Group, he also leads the SQL London PASS Chapter (UK). Frequently found studying the inner workings of SQL Server, as well as an avid Tweeter @Neil_Hambly.

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