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Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas is a SQL Server Professional working in the UK where he recently worked as a DBA in women's clothing, not literally he hastens to add! He is certified in SQL Server 2008, runs the Maidenhead SQL Server User Group Pass Chapter and is on the organising committee for SQL Relay. In his spare time plays the trumpet in local symphony orchestras.

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#SQLRelay 2013 R2 – Week 2

If you haven’t heard of SQL Relay and you live in the UK then shame on you. SQL Relay is an annual community run series of SQL Server training events across the UK. Our aim is to enhance the existing SQL Server community in the UK by bringing free world class training to your region. There really is no excuse not to attend!

Recently each SQL Relay has spanned 2 weeks, running 1-day conferences in a number of regions throughout the UK. With speakers from Microsoft, global IT companies and a host of MVPs, and covering topics from DBA, business intelligence and development, you can’t afford to miss the next event in your area!

For me, SQL Relay holds a special place in my heart. The inaugural meeting of my own SQL Server user group coincided with the first ever SQL Relay event and the organisers helped me to have an MCM (remember them?) as my first ever speaker! With professionals of that calibre speaking at these events it is a must for anyone who is looking to learn and network within the SQL Server community.

If you’re interested to see how the Relay has progressed from it’s humble beginnings then why not check out some of my previous posts from my SQL Relay Tag Cloud?

What’s happening next week?

Next week is the second half of the Relay event (remember this is all free to attend), in which you can expect another five events packed full of all kinds of SQL Server and Cloud OS goodness.

These free one day events are being held in:

  1. Newcastle
  2. Manchester
  3. Norwich
  4. Bristol
  5. London

Event Agendas

NEWCASTLE – Monday 25th November 2013

SQL Relay will be heading to Newcastle for the first time. I’ve never been to Newcastle, so I’m really looking forward to it.

It will feature top quality SQL Server content from nationally and internationally renowned speakers including experts from Microsoft.

Registration is open now – register your place now! Register for the Cloud OS tracks!.

Location:

Newcastle United FC
St. James’ Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4ST

There will be two tracks of content; SQL Server and CloudOS. You will be able to switch between the tracks at any time during the day.

Provisional Schedule
From To SQL Server Track
08:30 09:15

Registration

09:15 09:20

Welcome & Introduction

09:20 09:50

Microsoft Keynote and Q&A Anthony Saxby

09:55 10:55 Dave Morrison
(Query Plans Deep Dive)
10:55 11:15 Break
11:15 12:15 Alex Whittles
(Data Modeling for Analysis Services Cubes)
12:20 12:50 Sponsor Session: Monitoring SQL Server with System Centre
12:50 13:50 Lunch
13:50 14:50 Eric Lawson
(Transitioning from “Reporting” to Decision Support Solutions)
14:55 15:55 Richard Douglas (@SQLRich)
(Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoid)
15:55 16:15 Break
16:15 17:15 Neil Hambly
(Effective Index Partitioning & Compression Strategies)
17:15 17:30

Prize Draw and Close

With 10 sessions to choose from, and presented by world-class speakers, what more could you ask for?!

Register your FREE place now!

 


 

MANCHESTER – Tuesday 26th November 2013

By popular demand, SQL Relay will be heading back to Manchester for the first time since the 2012 Relay! Earlier this year we alternated between Manchester and Leeds. Leeds was great last year, unfortunately I’m going to have to miss the Manchester leg this year.

It will feature top quality SQL Server content from nationally and internationally renowned speakers including experts from Microsoft.

Registration is open now – register your place now! Register for the Cloud OS tracks.

Location:

Mechanics Conference Centre
Princess Street
Manchester
M1 6DD

There will be two tracks of content; SQL Server and CloudOS. You will be able to switch between the tracks at any time during the day.

Provisional Schedule
From To SQL Server Track
09:00 09:30 Registration
09:30 09:35 Welcome & Introduction
09:35 10:00 Microsoft 

Keynote and Q&A

10:05 11:05 James Skipworth 

SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP: Could you? Would you? Why the Fudge Should you?

11:05 11:25 Break
11:25 12:25 Chris McGowan 

Little Data – In a world that seems obsessed with big data this session will focus on OLTP data

12:30 13:30 Jen Stirrup 

From Data Source to Secret Sauce: Powering and Visualising your Big Data with Power BI

13:30 14:30 Lunch
14:30 15:30 Christian Bolton 

SQL Server 2014 – Core engine enhancements

15:30 15:50 Break
15:50 16:50 Andrew Whettam 

Enforcing Workflow Through Relational Integrity

17:00 17:05 Prize draw & close

With 10 sessions to choose from (between the SQL and CloudOS tracks), and presented by world-class speakers, what more could you ask for?!

Register your FREE place now!

 


NORWICH – Wednesday 27th November 2013

SQL Relay is be heading back to Norwich for the second time in 2013, it’ll also be the second time for myself too! Norwich marks the last of my two talks in this years SQLRelay.

It will feature top quality SQL Server content from nationally and internationally renowned speakers including experts from Microsoft.

Registration is open now – register your place now! Register for the Cloud OS tracks.

Location:

The King’s Centre
King Street
Norwich
NR1 1PH

There will be two tracks of content; SQL Server and CloudOS. You will be able to switch between the tracks at any time during the day.

Provisional Schedule
From To SQL Server Track
09:00 09:30 Registration
09:30 10:00 Microsoft – Anthony Saxby 

Keynote and Q&A

10:05 11:00 Neil Hambly – 2012-2014 SQL Server Memory
11:00 11:20 Break
11:20 12:15 MVP Klaus Aschenbrenner – Let’s learn Greek – Hekaton
12:15 13:00 Lunch
13:00 13:30 Sponsor Session
13:35 14:40 Stuart Moore - Automating Backups, Restores and Verifications with PowerShell
14:40 15:00 Break
15:00 15:55 Richard Douglas – Understanding Query Execution Plans
16:00 16:55 Neil Hambly – Load Testing with SQL Server Tools
17:00 17:30 Prizes and Closing slides

With 10 sessions to choose from, and presented by world-class speakers, what more could you ask for?!

Register your FREE place now!

 


BRISTOL – Thursday 28th November 2013

SQL Relay is be heading back to Bristol, back by popular demand after our last visit there in the 2012 Relay!

It will feature top quality SQL Server content from nationally and internationally renowned speakers including experts from Microsoft.

Registration is open now – register your place now! Register for the Cloud OS tracks.

Location:

The Grand
Broad Street
Bristol
BS1 2EL

There will be two tracks of content; SQL Server and CloudOS. You will be able to switch between the tracks at any time during the day.

Provisional Schedule
From To SQL Server Track
09:00 09:30 Registration
09:30 10:00 KEYNOTE – Anthony Saxby – Microsoft UK, SQL Server Product Manager
10:00 10:30 Sponsor Session
10:30 10:50 Break
10:50 11:45 Neil Hambly – Partitioning and Compression
11:45 12:05 Break
12:05 13:00 Steph Locke – Fiddly SSRS
13:00 13:45 Lunch
13:45 14:40 MVP Klaus Aschenbrenner – Let’s learn Greek – Hekaton
14:40 15:00 Break
15:00 15:55 Jonathan Allen – Extended Events – Easier than you Think
15:55 16:15 Break
16:15 17:05 Annette Allen – Introducing SSIS
17:05 17:30 Prize Draw and Close

With 10 sessions to choose from, and presented by world-class speakers, what more could you ask for?!

Register your FREE place now!

 


LONDON

Friday 29th November 2013

Once again SQL Relay will be heading back to the Microsoft offices in London for the finale of the 2013r2 Relay!

It will feature top quality SQL Server content from nationally and internationally renowned speakers including experts from Microsoft.

Registration is open now – register your place now! Register for the Cloud OS tracks.

Location:

Microsoft
Cardinal Place
Victoria
London

Provisional Schedule
From To BI Track SQL Engine Track CloudOS Track
08:30 09:00 Registration
09:00 09:30 Welcome, Keynote and Q&A
09:30 10:00 Sponsor Session 

 

10:00 10:15 Break
10:15 11:15 Kagan Arca 

Microsoft

SSIS With hadoop

Ewan Fairweather 

Microsoft

CAT: Azure SQL DB Premium Offering – Deep Dive and Mythbuster

TBA
11:15 11:30 Break
11:30 12:30 James Rowland-Jones 

Big Bang Data

MINDOP: Parallelism all the time, every time with PDW

Klaus Aschenbrenner 

SQLPassion

ColumnStore Indexes v2.0

TBA
12:45 13:30 Lunch
13:30 14:30 Chris Webb 

Technitrain

Feed your data

David Williams 

Microsoft

Hekaton

TBC
14:30 14:45 Break
14:45 15:45 Jen Stirrup – From Data Source to Secret Sauce – Powering and Visualising your Data with Power BI

Peter Larsson

Fix your EAV data model with a new EAV design

TBC
15:45 16:00 Break
16:00 17:00 Mark Needham 

Neo Technologies

In a League of their Own: Neo4j and Premiership Football

Sameer Parve 

Microsoft

Always ON and field experience

TBC
17:00 Prize draw, wrap-up, done. Go Home

With more than 10 sessions to choose from, and presented by world-class speakers, what more could you ask for?!

Register your FREE place now!

 


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