June UG

David Postlethwaite, David Williams, and a host of lightning speakers are showcasing our new format. This event will doors open at 6:30, pizza will be available throughout, and you can come and go as you please.


6:30 - doors open and pizza arrives

7:00 - SQL Server 2014 New Features

8:00 - Lightning talks

9:00 - A real DBA don’t need a GUI Slot 3


SQL Server 2014 New Features (not Hekaton!)

New Features of SQL Server 2014 DB Engine not including Hekaton:
- Backup Enhancement (Azure, Encryption)
- Partition Switching and Indexing
- Managing the lock priority of online operations
- Columnstore indexes (updatable, Archival data compression)
- Incremental Statistics
- Security Enhancements
- AlwaysOn enhancements
- Buffer pool extension onto SSDs
- Resource Governor enhancements for physical IO
- Improved optimizer with new costings

An intro to Neo4j

Surviving SSRS in BIDS

A real DBA don’t need a GUI -A Guided Tour of SQL Server Management Studio

SQL Server Management Studio is at the heart of any SQL Server DBA or developer’s day. We take it for granted but rarely do we take a look at how we can customise or improve it to make our day to day work easier and more productive. This presentation will show you how to use SSMS and will look at many of the hidden features and shortcuts that you had forgotten about or didn’t know were there. At the end of this session you will have learnt at least one new feature of SSMS that you can use to improve your productivity.


David Williams

David is a cross product dba (SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, Informix, Sybase) who has worked for 20 years as a DBA for both private,local government and central government customers and now works at a leading investment bank. Certifications include MCSE 2012,MCITP SQL Server 2008 DBA and Developer, MCTS 2008 BI as well as certifcations in other products.

David Postlethwaite

David Postlethwaite has been a SQL Server and Oracle DBA for Liverpool Victoria in Bournemouth, England for the last 5 years. He supports over 200 SQL Servers from 2000 to 2012, DBMS, SSIS, SSAS and Reporting Services. Before that he was a .NET developer and way back in history a Windows and Netware administrator. He is an occasional blogger on www.gethynellis.com 

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  • Jon J.

    Sorry Steph, I am working away this Tuesday Hope it goes well. Jon

    June 23

  • Sian R.

    Sorry Steph, I have a regatta the weekend after and need to train so I won't be able to make it.
    Hope it goes well.

    June 20

  • John c.

    Hi Stephanie, I'm away so won't make this one sorry. Hope it goes well. Regards John

    June 16

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