W-Tech 2009 – London, 3rd February 2009!

Next week I am going to present at this year’s W-Tech event, which is due to be in London next week, at the Savoy Place.   I am already working an my slide deck, and the title myself and my colleagues from Microsoft have been given is pretty exciting:   Having fun and being a…

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Are you based in Manchester? Two upcoming FREE SQL events for your agenda!

If you are based in Manchester or nearby, there are two interesting FREE SQL Server events planned in town!   5th February: UK SQL Server Usergroup Agenda has still to be confirmed, and will be posted here: http://www.sqlserverfaq.com/events/147/Manchester-SQL-User-Group-Meeting.aspx   28th March: SQL Bits IV Agenda (once again) has still to be confirmed, but keep the…

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Reading User Group Meeting – 20th Nov

For those which live or work close to Reading – there will be a UserGroup on the 20th Evening held in TVP – Microsoft Offices.   Agenda:   6pm – 6:30 Registration and networking + Tea/Coffee with biscuits.   Meet and greet.   6:30pm – 7 Round Table discussion – ALL   Take stock and…

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Resource Governor – How to get started?

  Here we are, as promised, with some rumblings on SQL Server 2008 Resource Governor.   I’ve played a lot with the various options which this features provides, especially in preparation of my TechEd presentation last week! Did I ever mention how much I loved it :-)? Yeah, I guess too much already. Ok, so…

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TechEd ItPro – SQL Server 2008 Resource Governor!

  Wow! Presenting at TechEd yesterday had been one of the best experiences of my life!   Being in front of different customers, which work with SQL Server every day, and being able to share my experience on the field with the new great features included with SQL 2008 had been fantastic, and a great…

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I’m at TechEd ItPro – Barcelona!

  This week I’m presenting on SQL Server 2008 Resource Governor @TechEd Barcelona http://www.microsoft.com/emea/teched2008/itpro!   My session is on Tuesday, 10:45 – 12:00, make sure to come along if you want to learn about this cool new feature in SQL Server 2008 or if you simply have some questions to ask!   – Beatrice Nicolini…

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Madagascar – We need your Help!

  I don’t often blog about our team initiatives, but here’s one which is very important and we need the most help with. It’s like that famous slogan… “every little helps” 😉   Local Software Engineer to race through tropical rainforest on a bicycle   15 PFEs of Microsoft are pedalling a massive 420km across…

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SQL 2008 OpsDay – Data and Backup Compression

  Hi all,   Just wanted to thank all the attendees that participated to yesterday’s event on SQL Server 2008 in TVP – Reading.   We’ve received great feedback on the content of the day, and I really hope everybody went back home (for some of you I heard it was quite a long way)…

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UK SQL UG April Events – London and Edinburgh

A new series of events is coming soon in London and Edinburgh, from the UK SQL Server User Group.   Amongst the speakers there will be my friend and ex-colleague Christian Bolton (http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/christian/), which will present on the evening of the 17th Apr in London – so make sure not to miss this date!   More…

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Coming Soon: SQL Server SoundBytes!

  The U.K. SQL Server PFE team is preparing, starting from September 2007, a series of SQL Server SoundBytes aimed to deliver proactive content to our Premier customer via Livemeeting.   Premier SoundByte sessions will be ideal for customers who need proactive information, for whom it may not be convenient to leave the office to come…

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