[EN] Last September’s Saturday – SQL Saturday

I discovered a moment ago, that this year – The Year of the Dragon – is definitely under SQL Saturday Influence. What is SQL Sat? The answer is very simple: PASS SQLSaturday’s are free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers. Whether you’re attending a SQLSaturday or thinking about hosting your own, we think you’ll find it’s a great way to spend a Saturday – or any day. 

I had great pleasure to be attendee in Dublin (SQL Saturday #105 {EVENT PAGE}) and in Munich (SQL Saturday #170 {EVENT PAGE}). Also had super great to be speaker in Cambridge (SQL Saturday #162 {EVENT PAGE}). And this is NOT the END.

Last weekend of September will be under the same influences… I’m going to Sofia (SQL Saturday #152 {EVENT PAGE}) and same like in Cambridge I’ve got a chance to speaking, and same like in Cambridge… twice. It’s fantastic!! Yes – it’s a little bit sadly: I must leave my home for a moment, but new places, new people, new part of SQL Family are important too. With many of very famous speakers – let me introduce: Jen Stirrup, Milos Radivojevic, Allan Mitchell, Margarita Naumova and few new for me: Miroslav Lessev, Mihail Mateev, Andrev Ivelin, Anton Staykov, Ivan Donev, Jason Beres, Nikolay Chorbanov, Ventsy Popov we will share our knowledge and expertise area for SQL Community from Bulgaria.  …oopss… I almost forgot about my new colleagues: Boris Hristov and David Peter Hansen.

I will be presenting two sessions – generally both for DBA/Architect area:

  • Welcome to the Licensing Nightmare || 09:45 AM | DBA – Room: 3rd Floor Area
  • High Availability of SQL  in the context of SLA || 03:45 PM | SQL Azure & Personal Development – Room: Conference Room A

You still have enough time for register for this event and meet us somethere in 110 B, Simeonovsko Shosse Bul., Office Floor II, 1700 Sofia, Many sessions will be presenting in English, I’m very interested… will be some sessions presenting in Bulgarian (same like in German in Munich)? Will see on Saturday.

And last but not least – I’ll have special gift for one of the attendee… Wait for the final raffle.

[EN] 24 Hours of PASS is back (дважды)

New 2012 Year is Year of SQL Server 2012. We haven’t enough time for all events. Just look at me: SQL Day Workshop 2012 [Cracow (PL) LINK],  SQLSaturday#115 [Lisboa (PT) LINK], SQLSaturday#105 [Dublin (IE) LINK], SQLBits X [London (UK) LINK], SQL Day 2012 [Wroclaw (PL) LINK]. All events in person. 

LOGO__24HoursofPASSgeneralI wrote in last post about Semana de webcasts da comunidade MCITP SC. But of course it’s not all. Not all for me.  Hope not all for You. We have one opportunity for learn abour SQL Server 2012 for free. It’s well known 24 Hours of PASS. The Next, The New Edition. SQL Server 2012 event on March 21, 2012 beginning at 00:00 GMT and as always (ok, almost if You remember first edition: 24 Hours of nonstop SQL Server training) in two sets of twelve hours. The call for speakers process is now open (till end of January). And just between my two SQL Saturdays will start. More info HERE.

The second event is The First Russian SQL Server Community on April 12 for an all-Russian 24 Hours of PASS! More info HERE.

On both events subjects are similar:
· optimization of input-output for loaded databases
· indexing features, which you did not even know
· Undocumented features SQL Server
· updates to SQL Server 2012
· the internal structure and architecture of cloud services SQL Azure
· Migration SQL Server into a private cloud
· new solutions in the field of independent business analysis
· and many other things that you can tell not only by independent experts and developers SQL Server

[EN]|[PT] SeQueL, Communidad, Webcast and Português

LOGO__SQLServer2012Member of Worldwide SQL family, my friend Marcos “SQLFreccia” Freccia twitered me few days ago: Amigo, uma semana de webcasts aqui no Brasil. Uma boa hora para aprender  portugues…. Why? Because I’m interesting of SQL Server and new language Português – especially for the reason like meeting peoples from Brasil and Portugal on great events: SQLSaturday#115 (Lisboa), SQLSaturday #105 (Dublin)  and SQLBits X (London) all in March. I’m just beginner of língua portuguesa but I’m very happy to get opportunnity to listen great speakers not in English. Of course the understanding of session is a little bit less important, than new experience. Based on Marcos blog post I want to see those sessions at:

Semana de webcasts da comunidade MCITP SC

Segunda – feira | Monday | 06 Feb 2012
Palestrante: Shannon Lowder (@shannonlowder) | Palestra:  SQL Design Patterns | Horário : 20:00 a 21:00
Palestrante: Erickson F. D. Ricci (@ericksonricci) | Palestra:  Análise de um banco de dados corrompido na prática | Horário : 21:00 a 22:00

Terça – feira | Tuesday| 07 Feb 2012
Palestrante: Luciano Moreira (Luti) (@luticm) | Palestra: Confiabilidade dos pacotes(SSIS) | Horário : 20:00 a 21:00
Palestrante: Marcos Freccia (@SqlFreccia) | Palestra: 5 lições sobre SQL Server para desenvolvedores | Horário : 21:00 a 22:00

Quarta – feira | Wednesday| 08 Feb 2012
Palestrante: Felipe Ferreira (@SqlBoy) | Palestra:  SQL Server 2012 – Novidades em Business Intelligence | Horário : 20:00 a 21:00
Palestrante: Thiago Zavaschi (@zavaschi) | Palestra: Introdução a programação DAX | Horário : 21:00 a 22:00

Quinta – feira | Thursday| 09 Feb 2012
Palestrante: Rodrigo Dornel (@rdornel) | Palestra: Mineração de dados (Data Mining) | Horário : 20:00 a 21:00
Palestrante: Viviane Ribeiro (@viviane_sql) | Palestra: As Novidades do Analysis Services e o BI Semantic Model | Horário : 21:00 a 22:00

Sexta – feira | Friday| 10 Feb 2012
Palestrante: Ricardo Leka (@BigLeka) | Palestra:  Wait Stats e Extended Events, me digam onde dói. | Horário : 20:00 a 21:00
Palestrante: Jorge Segarra (@SqlChicken) | Palestra: Policy-Based Management in a Nutshell | Horário : 21:00 a 22:00

More information about all week with SQL Server 2012 webcast You can find at Marcos blog HERE. And short info about time zone – very important for me:

The World Clock – Time Zone Converter – results
At the specified time, local time in Wroclaw is 3 hours ahead of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo (Brazil – São Paulo) Monday, 6 Feb 2012, 20:00 BRST UTC-2 H
Wroclaw (Poland) Monday, 6 Feb 2012, 23:00 CET UTC+1 H
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Monday, 6 February 2012, 22:00:00