Welcome to Southampton SQL Server User Group, this event is hosted at St Andrews United Reformed Church located on the corner of Alma Road and The Avenue.
Please be aware that in order to attend we need you to register in advance as there is limited space and we need to know how many people to order pizza for, thanks :-)
We have a couple of great speakers covering different SQL Server based topics along with a number of prizes to give away and free pizza during the break.
18:15 - Doors Open
18:30 - Introductions
18:15 - David Postlethwaite
Putting Your head in the Cloud – A Beginner’s Guide to the Cloud
Although Microsoft Azure and the concept of Cloud Computing has been around for a number of years it is still a mystery to many.
This talk takes a look at Cloud Computing – what it is, the types of Cloud available and their advantages and disadvantages.
We’ll then look at Microsoft Azure and specifically SQL Azure DB, to see how to create and manage SQL databases in the Cloud.
19:45 - Break
20:00 - Rob Sewell - (@sqldbawithbeard)
PowerShell, SQL and PowerBi-Reducing your Context Switching
"Could you just tell me……….?" This may cost 10 seconds of time or it may take several hours but it will definitely stop the current task and impact its completion.
A SQL DBA will be required to provide a myriad of information in many different ways to many different types of people, answering questions from technical teams, technology teams, other parts of the business as well as directors and external parties. In this session you will learn the why, what and how of automating the gathering, storing and displaying of information enabling self-service and reducing the interruptive calls on your time whilst ensuring that the data is correct and trustworthy. I will also show you how you can use this to enable consistency across your estate. This session will be of benefit to the "Accidental DBAs" as well as DBAs looking after large estates The majority of the session will concentrate on the way I use PowerShell to gather the information and store it. I will also show you how to enable self-service with natural language query using PowerBi
21:00 - Prize Draw & Close
21:15 - Event close
A massive thanks to our sponsors, without them we would not be able to host this event for free.
SpectrumIT kindly provide funding for the room pizza and a £20 Amazon Voucher.
Pluralsight kindly provide two one month free passess to their Excellent training content.
|Redgate kindly provide swag, licenses and help source speakers.|
When & Where
Southampton Data Platform User Group
Southampton Data Platform user group has been running since 2010, in that time we have had many speakers both local and international present high quality sessions on a range of SQL Server and data platform topics. We aim to deliver high quality training and insight for free to the SQL Server community. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month (except January).
The user group has been run by John Q Martin (Twitter | LinkedIn) & Steph Middleton (Twitter | LinkedIn) for the last four years, in which time we have seen the group grow significatly with members joining and moving on.
We are sponsored by SpectrumIT who are a local recruitment company, setup by recrutiment agents who have helped us by providing the location, Pizza and an Amazon voucher to raffle off each meeting.