Something for the Weekend – SQL Server Links for the week 20/08/10

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

SQL Server Links

SQL Server Upcoming Events

  • UK SQL Server Usergroups
    • Bracknell – 17th September – SQL Server CLR and T-SQL Functions – Colin Leversuch-Roberts aka GrumpyDBA, Data Tier Applications (DCA) – Neil Hambly
    • Leeds – 15th September – Using XML data in SQL Server with Anthony Brown, and Martin Bell explores change management in SQL Server 2008 and Iain Kicks from Quest Software.
    • Manchester – 16th September – User group evening with Allan Mitchell and Iain Kick from Quest Software talks of Managing SQL Server in a global economic meltdown.
    • Cardiff – 23rd Septemeber – Chris Testa O’Neill will be creating a cube with SSAS, Ian Archibald from Attunity demonstrating their CDC products.
    • Edinburgh – 7th October – Implementing Hierarchies using TSQL and the HierarchyId type and understanding aggregation problems (Tony Rogerson); TBD (Allan Mitchell).
    • Leeds – 27th October – User group evening with Martin Bell and SQL Server and Virtualisation with Mike Kiersey.
    • Manchester – 28th October – SQL Server Replication with Neil Hambly and Martin Bell explores change management in SQL Server 2008.
  • SQLBits 7 – 30th September – 2nd October – The Seven Wonders of SQL. Pricing
  • Keeping up with PASS – Useful links for keeping up with all the PASS community events, collated by BradMcGehee.

Misc Technology News

That’s it for this week. If I’ve missed anything that you think deserves a mention this week then be sure to let me know! You can leave a comment below, send me an email or message me on Twitter(@JohnSansom).