[EN] Speaking at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta!

840 Microsoft Ignite Speakers
1145 Microsoft Ignite Sessions
20000 Microsoft Ignite Atendees

 

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In early June I decided to send my session submission for Microsoft Ignite 2016. I didn’t expected to be selected (based on stories how many fantastic speakers – means much, much better than my person – will be there), but… it happend. Few weeks ago I got confirmation, that my session has been selected. Later got a link for registration as speaker. Than I booked flights from United Kingdom (where I actually live). This is a trip which is very, very interesting for me. Not only because of being selected as speaker for biggest Microsoft IT Conference in the world. Not onlybecause beeing 1of  840 speakers.

It’s also interesting because I never been in United States. Yes, it could be strange for many (and it is) of my inernational friends, but as I explained several times in offline discussions:

  • first – as always I need to have a reason to go
  • second – having polish citizenship (aka: Poland is our big friend) requires visa

Now I have a business visa, which should solve mayor problem and of course have confirmation, invitation and full of papers helping to cross US Border. The route which I choose fort his trip is simple – before and after MS IGNITE going to visit some places and frinds in Florida district (connection to Miami is pretty good). never been there, so any directions will be good for me. I’m very, very sure that I will be able to improve my English (in that case American English) skills – meeting with Karla {TWITTER} and Rodney {TWITTER} – and of course improve my Spanish laguage skills spending few days with my friend Elias {TWITTER}. Of course I’m quit sure to meet more friends arround the world and few folks which I never meet in person (we know each other just in online level).

Finally few words about my session:

  • full time breakout session (75 minutes)
  • Tueasday 27th of September,
  • 12:30-01:45 PM,
  • room A311-A312

Secure your data at rest – on demand, now!
The new release of Microsoft SQL Server: SQL Server 2016 brings new functionality for Data Security Professionals. Now you can protect your data in your database anywhere (on-premise, in the cloud, even in the hybrid environment) even more simply than before. Transparent Data Encryption with better algorithms and better support for backup, Row-Level Security and AlwaysEncrypted for your application, and Dynamic Data Masking  are now simple features. We focus on hard theory and of course, on demos. We look a little closer for few specific files that exist in our environment. We work on all three different environments, but our goal is only one: protect your data.

 

In summary one word: EXCITED!

PS.1 I will write more about icrosoft Ignite in last decade of September on my blog.

PS.2 I will not present from Surface (look picture) ‘cos I don’t have any.

[EN] Reminiscence Boulevard: Belfast SQL User Group

Friday evening after one hour bus trip (with UlsterBus), fifty minutes flight (with EasyJet) and almost three hours train trip (with EastMidlandsTrains) I back to home. Twenty eight hours earlier I landed in Belfast, where I went for invitation by Ryan Dickson {LINKEDIN}. Ryan is a leader of Belfast SQL Server User Group {PASSsite|Eventbrite} I have never been there, the group looks interesting, so based on previous talks with Ryan I decided to go…

IMG_5821Being MVP, member of PASS and Community Leader  – I have not only privileges, but obligations too. One of it is kind of ‘evangelization’. With Ryan we decided to showing and explaining for their members how Windows Azure SQL Database works. About twenty five people registered for this meeting and probably all came. We spend two hours, magically extended to almost three (hope that Ryan’s wife forgive us) discussing and playing around Windows Azure SQL Database, SQL Server 2016, Windows Azure Blob Storage, coloured management studio tabs, security and more.

I’m very proud and happy to deliver this session. Trip was a little annoying and stressful from time to time (eg, with NationalExpress delay to Gatwick Airport), but finally I had fantastic time and got new experience. Especially with significantly different accent of my Northern Ireland’s audience.

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Slides from my session are available HERE and if you were there… you can rate my session HERE

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[EN]/[NL] T-7 Days till my next session… at SDN Event in Zeist

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Het SDN Event van vrijdag 11 september is het volgende SDN Event van 2015. We hebben dan een vol programma met uiteenlopende sessies. Deze keer hebben we als speciale gasten Claus Nielsen uit Denemarken met PowerShell gerelateerde sessies, Tobiasz Janusz Koprowski origineel uit Polen maar wonend in Engeland over SQL Azure databases en Stephen Ball uit Engeland over Delphi in de Cloud en IoT. Kortom een mooi gevuld event met super onderwerpen verdeeld over 4 volle tracks.

A week in advance announcement, I’m very happy to be one of the three foreign speakers at Autumn’ Conference of Software Development Network in Zeist (The Netherland). Everything began two months ago when Roel Hans BethlehemTechnical Director and SharePoint Architect at Rapid Circle {TWITTER|LINKEDIN|FACEBOOK|BLOG} send me kind request as a result of sending a birthday wishes. This case is a proof – be open, connect to community and you will be awarded sooner or later. I checked my calendar and said YES! It’s very good beginning for my new speakers season. Season Six. It’s not new event. This community – even brand new for me – is well known in The Netherlands.

Four rooms, several international speakers, Azure Services, PowerShell, Delphi, Security, XML, AML and more. Here is the list of all sessions:

Zaal 1
Microsoft Band | Roy Jansen
Een andere kijk op Microservices | Dennis van der Stelt
Reverse Engineering ten behoeve van security analyses | Michiel van der Sluis
DevOps and ALM
| Hassan Fadili

Zaal PowerShell
PowerShell and what is new in Version 5 | Claus Nielsen
Open your application to Powershell
| Eric Tummers
Speeding up PowerShell (Pro and ConsHow can you optimize your PowerShell scripts? | Claus Nielsen
Bouwen van een cross-platform app met één codebase | Klaas Polinder
A Lap around Chrome apps and extensionsGoogle Chrome | Fanie Reynders

Zaal 3
Using OWIN to build atonomous HTTP-based .NET components that you can host anywhere | Dennis Doomen
Distributed Systems principles | Dennis van der Stelt
Nieuwe mogelijkheden van Azure Websites
| Eelco Koster
 
Zaal Delphi
Client-server systeem gebaseerd op de classes TIdTCPClient | Herbert Schrama
REST Web Services met XML
| Bob Swart
Using Azure Translator Services with Delphi
| Stephen Ball
Getting Connected with IoT and Delphi | Stephen Ball
InterBase XE7 & Change Views | Stephen Ball

 

If you noticed only three sessions in Zaal 3 – that’s right. It is place for me. I will present two sessions (which is and obligation for foreign speakers and which in my opinion really good idea) both in Zaal 3:

  • Windows Azure SQL Database for Beginners … at 10:00 in the morning
  • SQL Server Source Control in the Cloud Beginners at 13:00

More details and registration are available at the conference page: http://www.sdn.nl/EVENTS/11-september-2015 

PS. Because I’m in Friends of Redgate Program I will bring special swags from RedGate to audience of this conference. So wait for final raffle!