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Southampton SQL Server User Group - November 8th

Southampton SQL Server User Group

Thursday, 8 November 2012 from 18:15 to 21:00 (GMT)

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Southampton SQL Server User Group


** Please Note this is a different Date/Day & venue to normal **

Network, learn, ask a question, meet other folk, get fed - these are all things that happen at user group events. These events are a really great opportunity to socialise in an informal learning experience.

Remember to tell your friends and the people you work with; make sure you register as soon as you can.

6.00 pm - 
Networking / Biscuits 

6.15 pm - 

6.30 pm - Dave Morrison (@TSQLNinja)

Bio:  Dave Morrison is BI consultant for Contemporary. Having worked in the IT industry for around 11 years his main area of expertise is SQL Server, namely TSQL, query optimisation, indexing, performance tuning and internals etc.

Title: Query Plan Operators - Deep Dive

We get a deep and in-depth look at some of the most common query plan operators. We'll look at what they do, how they do it and the circumstances in which they are chosen.
We will look at the good and bad aspects of each and why sometimes they aren't the right tool for the job. Using lots of examples we'll investigate the usage and impact they have on your SQL Server. 


7.30 pm - Pizza


8.00 pm - Dave Ballantyne (@DaveBally)

Bio:  Dave Ballantyne is a freelance SQLServer database developer / designerand has been working in the IT field for over 20 years, the past 15 of which has been specialising within SQLServer environment.

Title: Cursors are Evil!

That's frequent advice given on forums when asking about performance problems. Its correct advice, but how do you go about removing cursors and what do you replace them with? That’s the tricky part! By deconstructing a cursor based routine, Dave will demonstrate a number of TSQL techniques and how they can be applied to generate a new routine with significantly less overhead.

9.00 pm - End

Please note this is a different venue to normal, we have had to move for this one event due to unforenseen issues.

We are holding this meeting out at Southampton Science Park, please note that if you are using Sat Nav to get here that it might try to send you down Manor Road (beside the Chilworth Arms pub), this is not right instead make sure you turn onto University Parkway which is the first left after Manor Rd.

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When & Where

2 Venture Road
Southampton Science Park
SO16 7NP Southampton
United Kingdom

Thursday, 8 November 2012 from 18:15 to 21:00 (GMT)

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Southampton SQL Server User Group

Southampton SQL Server User Group was established in 2010 to bring together the SQL Server Community.

At our regular monthly meeting we host presentations from first timers to internationally renown speakers.

Whether you have only just downloaded SQL Server or a seasoned pro, there will be something for you.

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