SQLBits 9 goes to Liverpool

by Darren Green 21 Jun 2011 22:12
SQLBits 9 has now been announced as 29th September to 1st October 2011 at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. This will follow the now familiar three day format, a training day, and two full days of concurrent sessions. Saturday 1st October will of course be the free community day. Despite growing the event quite dramatically over the past four years, this is something we are all very proud to have maintained and is a key factor when planning the events. Plenty of more info to come, but in the meantime session submission is now open so why not submit an abstract?

StreamInsight Precon at SQLBits 8 in Brighton

by Allan Mitchell 23 Jan 2011 21:24
I am giving a full day seminar on StreamInsight at the SQLBits conference in Brighton, UK.  The seminar is happening on 7th April 2011.  Early bird discounts are available so get over to the site and register.  During this day I will be explaining exactly what StreamInsight is and we’ll be looking at how to solve some very interesting business problems with streaming data.  A complete rundown of what it is I will be covering is here.

SSIS Field Notes – SQLBits 7 Presentation

by Darren Green 20 Oct 2010 22:35
Here are the slides from my session SSIS Field Notes presented at SQLBits 7 in York earlier this month - SSIS Field Notes – Darren Green.pptx On a similar theme, the video of my session Design patterns for SSIS Performance from is now available. You heard it here first! I know that this because I’ve only just finished updating the SQLBits site with all the videos from SQLBits 6. Hopefully we’ll get them released quicker for SQLBits 7.

SQL Bits 7 - 30th September - 2nd October 2010 in York

by Darren Green 12 Aug 2010 15:07
In case you haven't heard we are planning the next SQL Bits event, and today we have released the agenda for Friday & Saturday, a total of 50 sessions covering all aspects of SQL Server with a great selection of speakers. http://www.sqlbits.com/information/Agenda.aspx From our recent announcement - ...SQLBits 7 will take place over three days from Thursday September 30th to Saturday October 2nd in York. Day one will be a training day, featuring in-depth full day seminars by leading SQL Server professionals such as Chris Testa-O’Neill and Chris Webb (see http://www.sqlbits.co... [More]

Design Patterns for SSIS Performance (Presentation)

by Darren Green 21 Apr 2010 18:53
Here are the slides from my session (Design patterns for SSIS Performance) presented at SQLBits VI in London last Friday. Slides - Design Patterns for SSIS Performance - Darren Green.zip (86KB) It was an interesting session, with some very kind feedback, especially considering I woke up on Friday without a voice. The remnants of a near fatal case of man flu rather than any over indulgence the night before I assure you. With much coughing, I did turn the off the radio mic during the worst, and an interesting vocal range, we got through it and it seemed to be well received. Thanks to ... [More]

Donald Farmer comes to SQLBits

by Allan Mitchell 11 Aug 2009 13:36
What do medieval archaeology, fish farming, Southwestern University of Chongqing and Microsoft Business Intelligence have in common? If you know, you should tell Donald Farmer, because he has been deeply involved in all of them at various times. Donald has worked in the Microsoft Business Intelligence team for 8 years covering many subject areas: data integration, information quality, metadata intelligence, master data management, OLAP, predictive analytics and self-service BI. He is a well-known speaker at Microsoft and other industry events, and the author of several books and articles. ... [More]

SQLBits IV Conference

by Allan Mitchell 9 Feb 2009 16:10
I am very proud to announce that I will be presenting at this free conference in Manchester on 28.03.2009.  My session will be on mixing SSIS and Data Mining.  It is a free conference organized by people giving up their own time and is aimed at the community.  Everybody I know who has ever been always says that they enjoyed it.   For more details go to www.SQLBits.com

SQLBits IV session voting open

by Allan Mitchell 27 Jan 2009 11:36
We've now closed session submission for SQLBits IV, which will be taking place on March 28th in Manchester. Once again we've had a great response and it's now time to vote for which of the 83 submitted sessions you'd like to see; to do this you need to register on the site and then go to http://www.sqlbits.com/information/PublicSessions.aspx and choose the sessions you'd like to see. Darren and I have both submitted sessions.

SQLBits IV Session Submission now open.

by Allan Mitchell 27 Dec 2008 13:40
  The next installment of the increasingly popular community conference (FREE) is going to take place in Manchester on 28.03.2009 (Saturday).  This is an excellent place for you to get some experience in speaking and telling a couple of hundred people something about SQL Server which really rocks your world and you want to let people know or to learn something new yourself. We will be there as we have been for all the SQLBits events.  We really enjoy the day and love to meet the people who visit our blog so… Submit a session here We also would love to hear from anyone that ... [More]

SQLBits 3 – The Movies

by Allan Mitchell 12 Nov 2008 13:32
Back in September we ad our community conference SQLBits and MS were there filming.  In addition to my presentation there are a load of other good ones.  The whole of the BI track was filmed.  I know this is off topic slightly but it well worth taking a look. So head over there and see what there is.