I’m at the Belfast user Group Thurs the 11th April to demo and discuss two of my favourite topics (below). If you are interested in SQL Server or want to know a bit more about Windows Azure hype v feature then please do come alone.
SQL 2012 Always On Deep Dive (Beginner/Intermediate)
Always On Availability Groups offers a huge leap forward in terms of high availability. This sessions is a demo based introduction to the high availability changes in SQL 2012 emphasising key features and benefits of Availability Groups.
During the demonstration we will show how to seamlessly upgrade a database from SQL 2005+ to Denali with ZERO down time and then use the Always on features to simplify reporting, availability and disaster recovery.
This session will be useful for anyone who is working in a high availability environment or currently using replication to provide reporting and looking for a neater solution.
Windows Azure for SQL Folk (Beginner)
So what is this cloud stuff and how does it affect database professionals?
In this session we aim to cover the fundamental concepts that you should know on the Cloud and Windows Azure. In this demo based hour we will step through building Azure applications, deploying and managing them and what storage choices you have when developing applications in the cloud.
This sessions is Ideally suited to anyone who wants to understand more behind how Azure works, what it offers and what is probably just hype. Note that we are looking at the whole of Azure rather than just SQL Azure.
Date: Thursday 11th April 2013
Venue: Liberty IT, Adelaide Exchange, 24-26 Adelaide St, Belfast.
Registration is at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5705276636