[EN] T-15 minutes to start (but T-7 weeks)

8:45 AM. Friday. Yes! T-15 minutes to start. Exactly in seven weeks at the same time (almost ‘cos not Leicester, but Utrecht time zone) I will start to countdown for my workshop before SQL Saturday No 434 in Utrecht (Netherland). Two more great workshops will be delivering in the same time in different rooms and all three workshops will be provided by SQL Server MVPs:

  • Hugo Kornelis {T|B}Understanding Execution Plans – L.400
  • Dejan Sarka {T|B}Data Mining Algorithms in SQL Server, Excel, R and Azure ML – L.300

My workshops will be a complement for both workshops above. Not only with levels – we will cover all standard levels 200/300/400; but with subjects too – dba,performance/bi, data mining/dba, cloud:

  • Tobiaz KoprowskiWASD-A Journey from Zero to be Hero – L.200

It will be my second workshop about Windows Azure SQL  Database (ater full workshop in Kiev almost year ago: http://bit.ly/1DyHQw0 ) and before next one in Southampton (pssst is not annouced yet). I’m very happy to be selected few weeks ago, and actually working with preparation for this workshop. Full desciption for it are below:

LOGO__SQLSaturday434Windows Azure SQL Database and our Journey from Zero to be Hero. Four years on the market, continuously changing, but still not good enough recognizable. in AD2015 is right time to change this. With a full day Pre-Conf we start on our Premise instances, next we touch the Sky, and as parachute masters we will back to the Earth. On my full day Pre-Conf I want to show you how we can work with Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly known as SQL Azure) and we will focus on:
• pros and cons
• differences
• place to start
• security
• tools, methods and ideas
• SWOT analyse
• backup and restore
• RPO, RTO, ROI, SLA, SLO and more
• Service Level Agreements,
• compliance and responsibility
• best and worst practices

Slides, talks and of course few hour of labs with SQL Server on Premise, SQL Server in the Cloud, In eight (or maybe nine hours) you will learn about everything what you need to start your own journey in the cloud.

Requirements for this workshop:
* Windows 8 or 8.1 (preferred) / Windows 7 is possible (but some workshop feature will not work) / Windows 10 possible too
* SQL Server 2012 minimum in Standard Edition installed (SQL Server 2014 preferred) {LINK:
* Active Microsoft Azure Account {LINK: http://bit.ly/1n0AV52}
Each attendee will get printed slides and labs and extra materials useful materials from my special community collection.

Of course after pre-conference seminar, a standard SQL Saturday will happen and we still have place for you. You can go to sites and register for:


  • 25th September – Pre Conference Seminar | Van der Valk Hotel – Vianen, Prins Bernardstraat 75, 4132 XE Vianen, Nederland
  • Early Birds price 199 EUR is valid till 5th of September, after normal price 249 EUR will start
  • 26th September – Full Day Free Conference | University of Utrecht – Marinus Ruppert Building, Leuvenlaan 21, Utrecht, Utrecht, 3584 CE, Netherlands

Register, join us and have fun in Utrecht!