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Sydney SQL Server Enterprise User Group – May 2010

DBA: Disaster Recovery Planning – Ensuring No Data Loss in SQL Server

Thank you to those attended on such a “miserable day”.

Congratulations to Bill from Advantage Plus for winning the major door prize at the last meeting, a license of the Idera SQL Admin Toolset (valued at AUD $954) that was generously provided by Idera (www.idera.com) and Tony Finnemore from SQL Tools (www.sqltools.com.au).

Don’t forget that we have a complementary ticket to the Australian Sharepoint Conference to give away next month. We will draw a winner by randomly selecting a completed evaluation from today’s and next month’s sessions. You need to be present to claim the prize.

Presentation:

http://cid-a65be80360df3915.skydrive.live.com/embedicon.aspx/Presentations/SydneySQLServerEnterpriseUserGroup.05-May-2010.News.pdf

News:

http://cid-a65be80360df3915.skydrive.live.com/embedicon.aspx/Presentations/SydneySQLServerEnterpriseUserGroup.05-May-2010.Session.pdf

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Free Virtual SQL Server Summit (19-20 May, 2010)

24 Hours of PASS: Celebrating SQL Server 2008 R2

In case you haven’t heard, the “countdown is on to the most value-packed 24 hours of SQL Server and business intelligence (BI) training available. Don’t miss out on the 24 free, back-to-back webcasts that make up the 24 Hours of PASS: Celebrating SQL Server 2008 R2 virtual event, May 19-20:

Join Us for 24 Hours of FREE, Nonstop Training (with a special focus on SQL Server 2008 R2)

The countdown is on to the most value-packed 24 hours of SQL Server and business intelligence (BI) training available – and it’s absolutely FREE!   

REGISTER NOW

24 Hours of PASS is bringing an exceptional lineup of SQL Server and BI experts from around the world to your computer in 24 back-to-back webcasts starting at 12:00 GMT (UTC) on May 19.

Get an in-depth look at the hottest SQL Server and BI topics, including – as part of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Community Launch –  the new SQL Server 2008 R2, including business intelligence and data management innovations, and much more. Register today.

The roster of phenomenal speakers features many MVPs and PASS European Conference 2010 presenters, including Donald Farmer, Thomas Grohser, Brad McGehee, Rushabh Mehta, and Jacob Sebastian.

The 24 Hours of PASS sessions will be recorded and made available at a future date (within two months of the event) for online streaming.

 

More information: http://www.sqlpass.org/24hours/2010/

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SharePoint Event of the Year!

Australian / New Zealand SharePoint Conference 2010

Have you registered for the Australian Community SharePoint Conference yet?

Check out the conference site to see the awesome line up of international and local speakers. Arpan Shah, Director at Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA) who owns Technical Product Management for SharePoint Products and Technologies will be delivering the Keynote.

The agenda also looks to cover a huge amount of topics in both 2007 and 2010 content, over 40 (30 NZ) sessions, with three tracks to choose; Business, Voice of a Customer – Case Studies and TWO concurrent Technical Tracks.

Get to mingle with 800 (400 NZ) other SharePoint enthusiasts – everyone from end users, administrators, developers and managers. Become part of the SharePoint community, connect at the conference and enjoy ongoing benefits, resources and ideas sharing after the event.

16 – 17 June, 2010
Hilton, Sydney
$650 ex GST (Group discounts available)

www.sharepointconference.com.au 

 

9 – 10 June, 2010
Duxton Hotel, Wellington
$600 ex GST (Group discounts available)

www.sharepointconference.co.nz 

 

Don’t miss out on THE SharePoint event of 2010.

Note: Every delegate will get a personal SharePoint 2010 site at the conference and have the chance to work in this for 3 months post the conference.

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Sydney SQL Server Enterprise User Group – April 2010

ARC: Partitioning Q&A

Thank you very much for the very positive feedback to this session.

Congratulations to Slava for winning the major door prize at the last meeting, a license of the Idera SQL Admin Toolset (valued at AUD $954) that was generously provided by Idera (www.idera.com) and Tony Finnemore from SQL Tools (www.sqltools.com.au).

For May I thought we would do a session on SQL Server backups and backup strategies. I’ve done a number of “health checks” / performance reviews of SQL Server environments and noticed a trend. Specifically, that companies are implementing certain back up strategies with the assumption that they can recover to the time of failure, incurring no data loss. And this is not the case.

News:

 

Presentation:

http://cid-a65be80360df3915.skydrive.live.com/embedicon.aspx/Presentations/SydneySQLServerEnterpriseUserGroup.07-Apr-2010.Session.pdf

Categories: SQL Server User Group

Sydney SQL Server Enterprise User Group – March 2010

DBD: Ensuring Optimal Performance in SQL Server 2008 Based Applications

Congratulations to Igor Fiodoroff for winning the major door prize, a license of the Idera SQL Admin Toolset (valued at AU $954) that was generously provided by Idera (www.idera.com) and Tony Finnemore from SQL Tools (www.sqltools.com.au).

For April we’re going to have a session on SQL Server partitioning. It’ a technology that is still not commonly being used in the field, and there are plenty of questions about how it works, whether you will improve performance, how best to implement/manage partitioning and so on. The session will go through such questions and provide answers.

The content from this month’s meeting is posted below.

News:

http://cid-a65be80360df3915.skydrive.live.com/embedicon.aspx/Presentations/SydneySQLServerEnterpriseUserGroup.03-Mar-2010.News.pdf

Presentation:

http://cid-a65be80360df3915.skydrive.live.com/embedicon.aspx/Presentations/SydneySQLServerUserGroup.03-Mar-2009.Session.pdf

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