[EN] MAR 2017–My Public Speaking And Presence

Next month and I’m more and more busy. Which – of course – is good. Sometimes I’m a little less busy, sometimes a little more. But still focusing on the same goal: connect people with technology. I back from long, excited, very busy trip to The World Under. New month bringing me new places and ideas. So where and about what I’ll speak?


Speaking is most important part of all my events. As many of us – The Speakers – we love it. So, of course I will have some chance to increasing my speaker’s skills here:


 Microsoft Tech Summit |Birmingham, UK |27th-28th Mar {SITE} {#MSTechSummit}

  • Ask The Experts Booth

 Microsoft Tech Summit |Copenhagen, DK|30th-31st Mar {SITE} {#MSTechSummit}

  • Ask The Experts Booth

 Battle Of The Beards |online for Caerdydd, Cymru|29th Feb {SITE} {T}

  • one session: Infrastructure As A Beard


I have a couple of confirmed training days in March:


SharePoint Core Solutions |London, UK|13th-17th Feb (in person)


Not only speaking. Sometimes I’m going to meet some people, to learn something, to share ideas:

User Groups:

Nott’s Dev Workshop |Nottingham, UK |06th Mar {SITE} {F|T|M}

PASS East Midlands |Nottingham, UK |30th Mar {SITE} {F|T|M}


var Sovia = newTech () |Warsaw, PL |29th Mar {SITE} {#varSoviaNT}

UK Community Day |Copenhagen, DK|30th-31st Mar {SITE} {#MSTechSummit}

Cloud Expo Europe |online for Caerdydd, Cymru|29th Feb {SITE} {T}


Azure Ready – One Day Demo | Microsoft HQ, Reading UK | 01st Mar

Cloud and Proud Technical Days | Nottingham | 21st-22nd Mar

The new monthly activity – which I really love, and trying to be a part from the beginning of this year is #CollabTalk > monthly one-hour discussion about SharePoint functionality, features, problems, plans, future, development and more. This on-line (and freely available for everyone) Christian Buckley {S|T}

This month topic for #CollabTalk is: The Role of The Email in The Digital Workspace | LINK

The calendar is not closed. Is almost, but not in 100% full, so some events still can be added. As You can see, a lot of places and dates where you can meet me. Hope you will find a moment to say Hi!

[EN/ES] ¿24 Horas PASS en Español? MAÑANA!

LOGO__24hofSQLPASS_ESPeditionEste evento del 24 Horas de PASS en Español consta de 24 sesiones en los días 1 y 2 de Diciembre en los cuales tendremos a MVPs, Lideres de Comunidades y otros expertos en la Plataforma de Datos de Microsoft exponiendo diversos temas sobre estas tecnologías y las recientes tendencias en el manejo de datos y analíticos.

Los temas estarán divididos en las siguientes categorías:

  • Application & Database Development
  • BI Information Delivery
  • BI Platform Architecture, Development & Administration
  • Cloud Application Development & Deployment
  • Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment

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I speak Spanish a little bit. Week ago (on Saturday 21st) in Madrid at SQL Saturday No 459 I presented my session using Spanish language version of my environment (Windows and SQL Servers). I was not brave enough, and I don’t have enough experience to deliver session in Spanish, but level of this knowlegde is good enough to attend el evento en Español. Twenty four sessions, two days, several interesting topics and many great speakers.

Application & Database Development
Como Leer Planes de Ejecución | Enrique Catala Bañuls
Descubriendo el corazón de la optimización “Estadísticas más que un concepto”
| Ahias Portillo
Optimizando SQL Server 2014 para MS Dynamics AX 2012 R3 (ERP) | Juan Rafael
Procesando XML de Estructuras Complejas con SSIS | Carlos Andres Ulate Hernandez

BI Information Delivery
Analizando patrones con SQL, Excel, Azure ML, R y más
| Ana Maria Bisbe York
Aplicaciones de BI móvil para Microsoft SQL Server | John Alexander Bulla Torres
Cuadros de Mando: El todo es más que la suma de las partes | Salvador Ramos
Deep Dive PowerBI 2.0 | Juan Alvarado
Escenarios de análisis de datos con los Power: Pivot, View & Query. También con Power BI y Datazen. | Guillermo Taylor
PowerBI Personalizado con D3JS | John Bocachica

BI Platform Architecture, Development & Administration
Administración de Soluciones de Power BI | Guillermo Caicedo
Automatizando la generación de Datawarehouses a través de metadatos. | Miguel Egea
Machine Learning | Alan Koo
Mejores Prácticas de DataWarehouse con SQL Server | Eduardo Castro
SSIS 2016: Nuevo y mejorado | Jose L. Rivera

Cloud Application Development & Deployment
Planeando e Implementando Servicios de Datos con Microsoft Azure. | Adrian Miranda
Planificación y Preparación Para Actualizar a SQL Database v12 | German Cayo
VMs de Alto Rendimiento para SQL Server en AWS y Azure | Warner Chavez

Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment
AlwaysOn en SQL Server 2016 | Andrei Garzon
Mejores Prácticas para SQL-Server en Ambientes Virtualizados | Carlos Rojas Vargas
Migrando a SQL Server 2016 | Jesus Gil Velasco
SQL Server 2016 – Stretch Databases | Kenneth Urena
SQL Server Disaster Recovery Plan con Azure | Enrique Puig
Tecnicas Avanzadas de Monitoreo | Javier Villegas

Full details about sessions are available here: http://www.sqlpass.org/24hours/2015/spanish/Sesiones.aspx

Registration for free 24 hours training is available here: http://www.sqlpass.org/24hours/2015/spanish/Registro.aspx

[EN] New Book on the shelf. From James Bond.

BOOK__TheEnterpriseCloudByJamesBondFew days ago I got a present. The new book about Cloud Architecture. This book has been written by Bond. James Bond. But of course James Bond know everything about SPECTRE but have no experience with Cloud. The real James Bond is a Chief Technology Officer at Hewlett-Packard (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) with a lot of experience with The Cloud. I found very good opinions about this book: 4,8/5 stars at O’Reilly and 4,7/5 stars at Amazon. As we can read on last page:

Despite the buzz surrounding the cloud computing, only a small percentage of organizations have actually deployed this new style of IT—so far. If you’re planning your long-term cloud strategy, this practical book provides insider knowledge and actionable real-world lessons regarding planning, design, operations, security, and application transformation. This book teaches business and technology managers how to transition their organization’s traditional IT to cloud computing. Rather than yet another book trying to sell or convince readers on the benefits of clouds, this book provides guidance, lessons learned, and best practices on how to design, deploy, operate, and secure an enterprise cloud based on real-world experience.

Author James Bond provides useful guidance and best-practice checklists based on his field experience with real customers and cloud providers. You’ll view cloud services from the perspective of a consumer and as an owner/operator of an enterprise private or hybrid cloud, and learn valuable lessons from successful and less-than-successful organization use-case scenarios. This is the information every CIO needs in order to make the business and technical decisions to finally execute on their journey to cloud computing.

  • Get updated trends and definitions in cloud computing, deployment models, and for building or buying cloud services
  • Discover challenges in cloud operations and management not foreseen by early adopters
  • Use real-world lessons to plan and build an enterprise private or hybrid cloud
  • Learn how to assess, port, and migrate legacy applications to the cloud
  • Identify security threats and vulnerabilities unique to the cloud
  • Employ a cloud management system for your enterprise (private or multi-provider hybrid) cloud ecosystem
  • Understand the challenges for becoming an IT service broker leveraging the power of the cloud

And of course few words about author – James Bond:

James Bond is a Chief Technologist for the HPCloud business unit.  He provides cloudbusiness strategy and technical guidance, solution architecture, and transitionplanning to Fortune 100 and Government customers in North America.  Bond’s role is to educate customers andindustry on the transition from legacy enterprise IT to private, hybrid andbrokering cloud environments.  He is acloud keynote presenter at numerous customer and industry conferences acrossthe U.S.

With more than 25 years experience in public andprivate sectors, Bond was an early pioneer in the design and deployment of Infrastructure,Software, and Platform as a Service offerings—long before the term cloudcomputing was coined.  His background indata centers, LAN/WAN systems design, software development, and ISP/ASPmanagement were precursors to his current focus on cloud computing.  Bond is well known on the industry and withinHP as an expert resource of real-world cloud design and deployment experiencehaving successfully deployed cloud environments for some of the largest U.S.Government customers.

Before joining HP, Bond was a Vice Presidentwith Apptix, a leading commercial Software as a Service provider, where hearchitected and managed some of the largest SaaS deployments in the UnitedStates.  Past industry experienceincludes Chief Technology Officer for IceWEB, Vice President of SteelCloud, andpositions with Electronic Data Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation, andComputer Data Systems.

Bond holds a Bachelor’s degree in ComputerScience from the University of Maryland. He authors numerous technical white papers and is finalizing his firstbook—on cloud computing.  He is avolunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in his spare time and currentlyresides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I will start to read this book soon, and I hope to give five start after reading.

And here are links for:

  • O’Reilly bookstore page
  • Amazon bookstore page
  • Author’s LinkedIn profile

Post Scriptum:

Only one bad feeling about this book. And it is for O’Reilly: this book – even brand new doesn’t smell. And because I love Smells of The New Book – I’m really dissapointed…