Something for the Weekend – SQL Server Links 20/05/11

I hope you’ve had a great week!

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The BIG news on the block this week is that the PASS Summit 2013 will be held in Charlotte NC. For the last 5 years it has been Seattle that has played host. You can find out more about the announcement on the PASS Blog. As with any decision that the PASS Board makes, there have been mixed opinions on the decision. Personally I think it’s a great step forward that will provide an opportunity for PASS to reach out to and interact with a different area of the SQL community.

I’m delighted to share with you the fantastic news that this week saw the start of a new SQL Server User Group here in the UK. It’s brilliant to see our community growing from strength to strength but what really makes this a great story is that the group was brought to life single-handedly through some serious hard work and grit on the part of Jonathan Allen (Blog|Twitter). Congratulations to SQL South West! If you are a Data Professional in and around the South West area then now is the time for you to get involved and be there at the start of something great. It’s also one of Your Techie Resolutions for this year.

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

SQL Server Links

UK SQL Server Upcoming Events

  • SURREY – Wed 25 May – Sessions from Keith Burns (Microsoft) and Justin Langford (SQL Server MVP)
  • HERTFORDSHIRE – Thur 16 May – SQL Herts User Group Meeting
  • LONDON – Tue 7 Jun – An evening with the SQL Server Leadership Team
  • SOUTHAMPTON – Wed 8 Jun – User group evening of TBA
  • MANCHESTER – Wed 15 Jun – Andrew Fryer from Microsoft and Allan Mitchell
  • LONDON – Thu Jun 16 – Tony Rogerson (MVP) and Neil Hambly (Wait Stats) + Guest presenter – Topics to be updated shortly
  • LEEDS – Thu 16 Jun – UG meeting with Andrew Fryer from Microsoft and Allan Mitchell
  • LONDON – Mon 20 Jun – Multi Day Seminar – SQLskills Immersion Event on Internals and Performance – 5 day event 20th June – 25th June
  • EDINBURGH – Thu 23 Jun – Scottish Area User Group Meeting
  • LONDON – Fri 15 Jul – SQL in the City

Misc Technology Posts

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).