Below is an overview of my next user group event for the Surrey region. Once again we’re being hosted by VMware at their UK headquarters in Frimley, Camberley (10 miles from Guildford).
For those looking to travel by rail, Frimley railway station is a 10 minute walk away. For those driving its literally just off of Junction 4 of the M3.
The evening will have three speakers:
What does SQL Azure mean for me? An overview and service update
Keith Burns, Data Platform Technical Specialist – Microsoft
Following on from a session at our last session about what does the cloud mean for me, Keith will be updating us on what SQL Azure means for us as well as updates to Microsoft’s cloud based SQL Server service.
Upgrading SQL Server databases
Justin Langford, SQL Server MVP – Coeo
This session provides an overview of the upgrade methods available as well as considerations for each method. The session provides details of risks involved with an upgrade project and potential mitigation steps for each technique to ensure a smooth upgrade. The session will be relevant for anyone involved in upgrading from SQL Server 2000/2005 to SQL Server 2008, beyond to Denali.
Technical demo session by VMware
VMware will demo for us some quick tips and tricks for those who use their virtualisation technologies.
Registration is free and much appreciated.