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?

Swiss SQL Server Saturday, Zurich, September 19th

by Allan Mitchell 21 Aug 2009 13:34
I am going to be speaking at the first ever SQL Server Saturday in Switzerland this autumn.  This event is taking place on Saturday 19th September in Zurich.  If you want to know more about it or are thinking of coming then head over to www.sqlsaturday.ch Charley has lined up a top list of speakers for this event and I know it is going to be a fun day.

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]

SSIS Performance Tuning Seminar (1 day)

by Allan Mitchell 18 Feb 2009 12:29
I am going to be delivering a one day tuning seminar for SSIS (SQL Server 2005).  I am doing it in conjunction with the UK User Group.  I will be covering as much as I am able on how to look at your package with performance in mind.  I will show you how to get more from the data flow engine and also how to avoid common performance slow downs.  The location we have chosen is beautiful and it should be really good day. if you are interested then shoot over to here Perf Course

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

Techfest 2009 Conference Poland

by Allan Mitchell 8 Feb 2009 16:18
I am going to be speaking at this excellent 3 day conference being held in Southern Poland on 3-5 April 2009.  I will be speaking on SSIS. http://www.techfest2009.com/default.aspx

C2C Conference In Poland

by Allan Mitchell 8 Feb 2009 16:10
I am proud to say that I have been chosen to speak at the Communities to Communities Conference in Poland.  The conference is free to attend and is being held in Warsaw, Poland.  I will be delivering a session on SSIS and performance.  Hope to see you all there.

PASS European Conference

by Allan Mitchell 8 Feb 2009 15:59
Well it’s that time of year again and I am happy to say I have been chosen to deliver a couple of sessions at this year’s conference.  The PASS European Conference, on April 22nd-24th in Neuss in Germany is a great conference and I had fun last year. I will be doing a pre-conference seminar with my good friend Chris Webb.  It is a beefed up version of a presentation he gave at PASS in the United States last year.   Me, being the SSIS expert, I will be covering that side of things and rewriting Chris’s packages so they're rather more robust; allowing Chris to concentrate on... [More]

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]