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Topic # 59239 30-Mar-2010 20:09
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Hi all,
 
I’d like to invite you all to the Auckland SQL Saturday, being held on the North Shore of Auckland, on Saturday, April 10th.
 
This is a FREE, full day of sessions covering real world scenarios and situations along with information relevant to current as well as future projects and positions.
• 10 things you didn't know about SSMS
• 36 to 6 SQL Servers – Consolidation from the Trenches
• Analysis Services - Introduction to Business Intelligence with SQL 2008
• Common Misconceptions about Clustering
• Comparing SQL in large vs small environments
• Database Index investigation with DMVs
• Solving the "Running Total" & "Ordinal Rank" Problems
• SSIS XXL: Using, deploying, and managing SSIS in large, multi-developer projects
• Training for SQL Server 2008 certification, and why it's worth it
• What is LINQ – and what the heck is it doing to my database?
Plus more...  A full schedule, including session times will be available after Easter.
 
This event runs from 8:30am -> 5pm, includes lunch and is FREE for all attendees. 
 
Further information and registration can be found here:  http://www.aucklandsql.com/sqlsaturday
 
if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
 
Dave Dustin
AucklandSQL


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  Reply # 313127 30-Mar-2010 21:27
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Is this aimed solely at SQL solutions using Microsoft Technologies or do you also work with ANSI standard (and not so standard ;-)) implementations?

I don't mean to be rude, but the intro above seems a little like a marketing pitch for Microsoft SQL technologies.

Thanks!

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  Reply # 313142 30-Mar-2010 21:33
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wazzageek: Is this aimed solely at SQL solutions using Microsoft Technologies or do you also work with ANSI standard (and not so standard ;-)) implementations?

I don't mean to be rude, but the intro above seems a little like a marketing pitch for Microsoft SQL technologies.


It's an event run by the Auckland SQL Users Group, so it's all about SQL Server, great for devs like me

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  Reply # 313148 30-Mar-2010 21:37
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I was invited to attend (being that we do use Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and all that jazz here on Geekzone), but won't be able to make it...





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Reply # 313181 30-Mar-2010 22:00
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nate:
wazzageek: Is this aimed solely at SQL solutions using Microsoft Technologies or do you also work with ANSI standard (and not so standard ;-)) implementations?

I don't mean to be rude, but the intro above seems a little like a marketing pitch for Microsoft SQL technologies.


It's an event run by the Auckland SQL Users Group, so it's all about SQL Server, great for devs like me


It's got me interested ... but given that I'm not even close to exploiting Microsoft SQL server tech, I don't know if whether what's discussed would be applicable for me 



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  Reply # 313196 30-Mar-2010 22:17
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wazzageek: Is this aimed solely at SQL solutions using Microsoft Technologies or do you also work with ANSI standard (and not so standard ;-)) implementations?
Primarly we are a group of MS SQL Server DBAs/DBA-Devs, but we have people from other technologies.  I tried to get speakers for alternate platforms for this event, but unfortunaly they dropped out after initially agreeing.

But yes.  Ths event seems to be pretty much (90%) biased for the MS platform.

That said.  If you want to see something for alternate technologies, please don't hesitate to drop me a note (dave@aucklandsql.com)

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  Reply # 313206 30-Mar-2010 22:22
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wazzageek:
nate:
wazzageek: Is this aimed solely at SQL solutions using Microsoft Technologies or do you also work with ANSI standard (and not so standard ;-)) implementations?

I don't mean to be rude, but the intro above seems a little like a marketing pitch for Microsoft SQL technologies.


It's an event run by the Auckland SQL Users Group, so it's all about SQL Server, great for devs like me


It's got me interested ... but given that I'm not even close to exploiting Microsoft SQL server tech, I don't know if whether what's discussed would be applicable for me 

There is more to days like this than just the sessions.  There is the chance to meet others, talk with them and exchange contact info. 

The levels for the day will range between 100 and 300 level.  But if you have advanced questions, our speakers will not be afraid to answer.  We've got 2 MVPs and a lot of poeple with years of industry experience.

If you're not sure the day is for you, drop me a note  (dave@aucklandsql.com) and we can talk about your needs. I'm not just a MS zelot :-)

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Reply # 315572 6-Apr-2010 23:16
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Anyone else here on Geekzone going?



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  Reply # 315590 7-Apr-2010 00:05
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nate: Anyone else here on Geekzone going?


We have cool stuff to give away during the day.  Shirts, software, hardware, pr0n, toys.

And everybody gets a litre of Waiwera Mineral water
And Hell Pizza and/or Subway for lunch
Followed by Giapo Gelato, the best sorbet/ice-cream in New Zealand, for dessert

That coupled with the change to get a day of SQL "training" for free, how can you resist?

Sign up now:  http://www.aucklandsql.com/sqlsaturday/

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