I’m just testng out my new laptop making sure things are working as they should
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
I’m in New York City this week delivering a SQL Server Virtualization and Consolidation 3 days course for Learning Tree. You might be a little too late to join me at that event but I have two more course scheduled this year
At the end of November 27th-30th I’m teaching 137 - Introduction to SQL Server 2008: Hand-on Introduction for those of you starting out with SQL Server this a great introduction to the SQL Server product. You can enrol online using the enrol button
Or if you thinking of upgrading to SQL Server 2012 in the new year, why come and spend a few days with me in London in the week before Christmas. I’ll be delivering 2105 – SQL Server 2012 Database Administration Skills Upgrade which is a three day course at the London Education Centre from the 18th to 20th December. You can pick up some last minute Christmas presents while you are there. You can enrol by choosing how you wish to attend (online or in-class) and hitting the enrol button.
Alternatively if you prefer the comfort of your own home or office you attend both courses online using Learning Tree Anyware – So you can attend class without the leaving the warmth of your study.
Thursday, 5 September 2013
A client of mine are looking for a good SQL Server DBA on a permanent basis, the location is flexible with offices in the South West and South London. The role offers a competitive package with excellent benefits, they are a great company to work for. If you have some Oracle experience or prepared to learn oracle too then this would be an advantage. If you are interested please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)your CV and covering letter in the first instance and I will pass these along to my client.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
If you read my post from yesterday you will know I will be spending some time on the US east coast at the end of May.Last week my friend and fellow Learning Tree instructor Sharon Dooley asked me if I would like to attend SQL Saturday #200 in Philadelphia which is being organised by the Philadelphia User group. Seeing as I was in-town, well close by anyway, I was delighted to accept and registered for the event
I will be traveling from DC to Philadelphia on Friday the 31st,I’m going to have myself a bit of road trip staying in a hotel close to the venue on the Friday night and enjoying the conference on the Saturday. I might be able to take in some sights early on Sunday before I return to DC for my flight home.
This will be the second SQL Saturday that I have attended and I’m very much looking forward to it. This is what the sqlsaturday.com website has to say about the event
“The Philadelphia SQL Server User's Group is extremely proud to be presenting SQL Saturday #200. The event will be held Jun 1 2013 at Microsoft 45 Liberty Blvd., Suite 210 Malvern, PA 19355. Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of 10.00 so that we can provide a lunch. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.”
I’m not speaking this time, as I’m attending with relatively short notice and speaker registration had closed but the speaking line up is great and if you are going do come and say hello. If you would like to register you can sign up here http://www.sqlsaturday.com/200/eventhome.aspx
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
At the end of this month of May, I will be teaching Learning Tree’s 3 day SQL Server Virtualization course at Learning Tree’s Washington DC’s Rockville education centre. The course will run from Wednesday 29th May through to Friday 31st May. You can enrol for this course by following this link https://www2.learningtree.com/enrollonline/enroll.aspx?e=135B65US
You can attend this course either online or in-class so if you can’t get to Rockville or would rather attend from the comfort of your own home or office then you can do so.
Maybe I will see you there.
Monday, 22 April 2013
Its been a long winter so far this weekend has seen the first signs of spring here in South Wales, the Sun has been out nearly all weekend. The temperatures have been in double figures most of the time and I even got to cut the grass and fix so drain pipes.
So with the weather getting warmer and the hope that summer is on its way I wanted to let you know about some up and coming events that I will be delivering that you might be interested in.
If you planning on upgrading to SQL Server 2012 this year then you might like to come on my 2105 SQL Server 2012 Upgrade course where you will learn about all the useful new features included in SQL Server 2012. The course is running at Learning Tree’s Education Centre (LEC) this August from 14th – 16th. Come and join me three days of great training on SQL Server 2012. You can enrol online using this enrolment page.
You might be planning on running your new SQL Servers on virtual platform (VMware or Hyper-V) if so come along and join me this September when I will be delivering my 2109 SQL Server Virtualisation and Consolidation course at the LEC. If you are thinking about running SQL Server in a virtual environment then come along and pick up some tips and tricks to help you out and make the transition to the hypervisor as painless as possible. You can enrol here
Maybe I’ll see you in class, remember you can attend in-class or online, so you might not need to leave the comfort of your own home or office and still get some great training.
Friday, 19 April 2013
This is an off-topic post for a Friday. With Cardiff City reaching the premier league this week and all the joy that had brought Cardiff City fans throughout South Wales this week I thought this might make a nice change of topic and a bit of fan on a Friday.
Apologies if you are not a football fan but please do humor me, just for today.
Its an interactive post on football trivia, so you will be expected to leave a comment below, you can remain anonymous if you want but I can’t give you a shout out if you get right. Remember no searching the internet for the answer either…That is cheating.
So here is my football trivia question this Friday
“In The English Football league including the Premier League, but excluding London and Birmingham, there are six other cities/towns with a football derby. Can you name the towns/cities?”
So if we use Scottish football as an example, although Scottish teams and towns are excluded from this question, Glasgow has a Derby, Celtic and Rangers, both teams are from the same city. You get it? OK off you go.