MSSQLTIGER at SQLNEXUS and SQLBITS


The MSSQLTIGER team is quite excited about the first week of May. We will be presenting at two different conferences in Europe: SQL Nexus and SQLBITS. Joseph Sirosh, our Corporate Vice President of the Data Group, will be delivering the keynotes at both these conferences. A little birdie told us that the keynotes will be Awesome with some mind blowing content! We are gearing up to share some great content, awesome demos and meet the SQL Server community. There are multiple sessions from Microsoft speakers from Data Group, SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (more famously known as SQLCAT) and other SQL Server community experts which would make this conference worth your time.

 

SQL Nexus – 2nd – 4th May, 2016

SQL Nexus 2016, the Nordic Data Conference will be held from 2nd – 4th May in Copenhagen, Denmark. SQL Nexus 2016 is a new premier technology conference focusing on the Microsoft Data Platform and related products ranging from on-premise solutions to the cloud. Driven by the community for the community of Information Management Architects, Data Scientists and, of course, SQL professionals. The event is sponsored by Microsoft and covers the entire data platform stack from SQL, Excel and Power BI to connected technologies such as Azure, Machine Learning, Advanced Analytics, HDInsight and SharePoint. And of course, SQL Server 2016 will be a central part of the event.

 

Session Name: Recent SQL Server Enhancements: We heard, We built, We shipped! (Session Link)

Length: Full Day

Date: 2nd May, 2016

Speaker: Amit Banerjee

Session Abstract:

  • Have you wondered if there was an enhancement which made your job easier in monitoring or troubleshooting a SQL Server issue?
  • Have you ever wished for a change in SQL Server which made your job easier?
  • Did you wonder what SQL Server can do for you in the cloud?

If your answer was YES to any of the questions above, then attend this session to know more about the improvements in SQL Server which would help your current workloads on SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2016.  We will discuss enhancements done for high availability and disaster recovery, monitoring, performance, scalability and much more along with demos and scripts that you can take home. We will talk about how we listened, understood and delivered on feedback that we received from customers using SQL Server.  We will also show you ways to leverage data movement capabilities between your on-premise datacenters and Azure which will help you expand your boundaries to Azure SQL DB and Azure Virtualizations.

This is a session for DBAs, Database Developers and anyone who runs a production SQL Server instance on the ground, up in the cloud or anywhere in between!

You can also catch us at SQL Clinic where we you can drop by to say Hi, ask your SQL Server question or provide feedback about the product!

 

SQL BITS – 4th May – 7th May, 2016

SQLBITS is a four day conference which will be held from 4th – 7th May, 2016 at Liverpool, UK. It is a conference dedicated to IT professionals working on the services offered by the Microsoft Data Group. The first two days are dedicated to pre-conference sessions and the last two days have sessions ranging from 60 minutes to 2 hours. This event attracts a number of data professionals who come to learn more about data, have fun and network!

Session Name: New SQL Server Upgrade and Migration: Project Chinook (Session Link)

Speakers: Pedro Lopes & Lonny Bastien

Date: 5th May, 2016

Length: Full Day

Join the SQL Server product group for an all-day session to learn about the completely revamped and new upgrade and migration experience for SQL Server, codenamed Project “Chinook”. This session covers upgrade methodologies, process and new tooling to support SQL Server upgrades and migrations on-premise and to the cloud. The session will cover minimizing upgrade downtime and performance regressions as well as the end to end upgrade experience. Learn, share and collaborate with us on the future of upgrade and migration experience for SQL Server. The session will include hands-on labs so bring your laptop.


Session Name: Enhancements that will make your SQL engine roar #1 (Session Content and Demos)

Speaker: Pedro Lopes

Level: 300

Date: 6th May, 2016

Time: 11am – 1pm

Session Name: Enhancements that will make your SQL engine roar #2 (Session Content and Demos)

Speaker: Pedro Lopes

Level: 300

Date: 6th May, 2016

Time: 2pm – 3pm

Session Objectives:
1. Learn about performance, scale and diagnostics enhancements in SQL Server database engine.
2. Evangelize these enhancements to get an out-of-box performance.
3. With this, understand how your experience with SQL Server will improve, and why you should install the latest and greatest Service Packs


Session Name: Debugging made easier using Extended events (Session Content and Demos)

Speaker: Amit Banerjee

Level: 300

Date: 6th May, 2016

Time: 3:30pm – 4:45pm

Session Objectives:

  1. Understand the diagnostics enhancements available in SQL Server database engine in SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 and above
  2. Leverage the diagnostics to troubleshoot and mitigate issues quickly in mission-critical environments
  3. Simplify troubleshooting experience for common SQL Server scenarios

Session Name: Always On Availability Group Troubleshooting Ninja (Session Content and Demos)

Speaker: Amit Banerjee

Level: 400

Date: 6th May, 2016

Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm

Session Objectives:

  1. Troubleshoot failovers in your Availability Group easily
  2. Determine the reason for connectivity loss and timeouts
  3. Understand which part of your topology is the reason for latency

 

We look forward to seeing you at these conferences and hearing about your stories with SQL Server.

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