Contents tagged with SQLBits

  • Thank You SQLBits!

    Tags: SQLBits

    Just a very quick post to say thank you to all the organisers, speakers, helpers, sponsors, venue staff, caterers, party entertainers, long suffering partners and anyone else involved with the event as it was a top, top few days.

    This was my 3rd SQLBits after Liverpool + Nottingham and in just this short time, it is plain to see how much it has grown and how popular it has become. The quality of each and every facet seems to be getting better at each event. There was ample of space to network, … more

  • SQLBits XI Agenda Announced

    Tags: SQLBits, Training

    The agenda for the SQLBits event in May was announced today and after a quick look earlier today, it looks like there is a great choice covering a wide range of topics both in and around SQL server. Understandably there are a number of sessions on Azure, about 5 or 6 I think, which shows one of the main themes at the moment happening in the real world. I’m a big fan of Azure and the cloud and have been embracing it for various things where I work. For myself I can only see bigger adoption … more

  • SQLBits XI - My second most eagerly awaited event of 2013...

    Tags: SQLBits, Training, Indexes, Internals

    I bet you are half wondering what is the first? Well that would be the birth of my second child which due in March so you could say that SQLBits XI is my most “professional” eagerly awaited event of 2013.

    Last Friday I was just about to head off to get some lunch at around 12 and I just happened to look up at my emails and saw the email that I had been waiting weeks to see. That was the email saying that SQLBits registrations has now opened. I didn’t hang around at this point. … more

  • SQLBits XI recently announced

    Tags: SQLBits

    When I saw an email from SQLBits announcing SQLBits XI in East Midlands in my inbox this morning, it simply made my day! Fantastic!!! I can’t wait now until the registration is open as I’ll be signing up as quickly as I can for the full event. I’m already seeking approval from my company for them to fund this as part of my training and development so that nothing delays from registering when it becomes available. Even if they say no I’ll fund this myself as this event is … more

  • SQLBits9

    Tags: SQLBits

    SQLBits9 – “Query across the Mersey” was held in the majestic Adelphi hotel. This was my first SQLBits experience and was fortunate enough to be able to attend all three days. I was not disappointed! Walking through the main door and up the stairs into the main conference hall, I could see that the hotel was steeped in history. Huge open rooms with high ceilings gave you a sense that this was going to be a bit special. The first thing to greet me, other than the guys dealing … more