Something for the Weekend – SQL Server Links 05/11/10

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I hope you’ve had a great week! It’s been a while since the last SFTW post for a whole bunch of uninteresting reasons and so this instalment is so huge it’s a monster post!

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If you have not seen them already, be sure to check out the SQLBits Videos! I think it fair to say that each and every single attendee would unanimously agree that the event was awesome and packed full of great SQL Server content. This is a chance for you to see some of what you missed out on.

Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!

SQL Server Links

UK SQL Server Upcoming Events

UK SQL Server Usergroups

  • LONDON – Wed 17 Nov – Business Intelligence: Introduction to Master Data Services (Ian Marrit); What’s new for BI in Denali? (Chris Webb and Jamie Thomson).
  • MAIDSTONE - Wed 17 Nov – Kent SQL Server and .NET User Group – Automating Admin tasks with Powershell; Denali, focusing on the programmability stack.
  • DUNDEE – Thu 18 Nov – Tony Rogerson – chalk and talk on HA/DR/Scalability(Backup/Recovery options – clustering, mirroring, log shipping; scaling considerations etc.), Chris Hillman – Overview of using SQL Server and Symphony Analytic Server
  • CAMBRIDGE – Thu 25 Nov – DBA focused event with Neil Hambly and Tony Rogerson as well as a product demonstration from Red-Gate.
  • Leeds – Wed 8 Dec – User group evening with Tony Rogerson and Neil Hambly explores indexed views and computed columns.
  • MANCHESTER - Thu 9 Dec – User group evening – Agenda to be confirmed.
  • EDINBURGH - Thu 9 Dec – SQL Server Internals (Tony Rogerson); SQL Server 2008 R2 :: a X factor for DBA’s life (Satya Jayanty)
  • LEEDS - Wed 19 Jan – User group evening with Chris Burns and the Resource Govenor and Policy Based Management with Chris Testa-O’Neill

Keeping up with PASS – Useful links for keeping up with all the PASS community events, collated by BradMcGehee.

That’s it for this week. What was your favourite post? If I’ve missed anything that you think deserves a mention then be sure to let me know! You can leave your comments below, send me an email and find me on Twitter(@JohnSansom).