Previous Events – 2012

Tuesday 9th October
Speakers to include Chris Testa-O’Neill and Richard Douglas

Increasing Business and IT collaboration with SQL Server 2012 – Chris Testa-O’Neill

SQL Server 2012 provides the ability to deliver solutions for BI users with all experience levels. See the ease of collaboration of business intelligence reporting between business users and IT departments and demonstrate a real world use case as used by a Coeo customer to present a business case for using SQL Server 2012 within your business.

Speaker Bio: Chris Testa-O’Neill Chris Testa-O’Neill is a SQL Server Microsoft Most Valuable Professional(MVP) and a Senior Consultant at Coeo specialising in SQL Server Business Intelligence. He is also a technical author, working on courses for SQL Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft Learning and advising on the SQL Server 2012 curriculum. Chris runs the Manchester SQL Server User Group and is an organiser for SQLBits. Chris has spoken at a range of events including user groups in the UK and Adelaide, Australia, SQLBits, the MCT Conference and this years SQLPASS. Chris is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCDBA, MCTS and MCITP in SQL Server.

Understanding Indices – Richard Douglas

When it comes to boosting SQL Server performance, few things can have as much impact as indexing. Join Richard Douglas as he provides unique insight about the value of indexing and shed light on SQL Server’s index architectures.    By the end of this session, you’ll know how to:

  • Find missing and unused indexes
  • Resolve fragmentation issues
  • Make the right indexing choices

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Tuesday 14th August – MCM Night

Join Microsoft SQL Server Certified Masters Christian Bolton and Gavin Payne

Seeing double with SQL Server replication
SQL Server’s replication features have been around for a while now and don’t receive marketing coverage like some of the other features; however, they’re still commonly deployed in environments that need to move data between servers and for some requirements they’re the only feasible option. The first part of this session reviews the components that are unique to SQL Server replication, their limitations, and their benefits, and focuses on the transactional and merge replication technologies. The majority of the session time looks at some real-world replication architectures I work with; the design requirements they had, and the technology solutions which met them. Finally, some replication performance tuning recommendations end the session.

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Tuesday 10th April
18:00 – 18:30 – Registration, Intro, Round Table discussion, Nuggets etc.
18:30 –  21:00 – Chris Webb + Chris Adkin

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Tuesday 27th March – SQLBits special
Join us as we welcome two SQL Server MVP’s just a few days before the technical launch of SQL Server 2012 in the UK.
Jen Stirrup – Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation in SQL Server 2012
Kevin Kline – Ten Things Every Developer Should Know

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