Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year

Just short post from me and the pooches to wish you all a very happy new year.

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Have a great one!

Geth

Friday, 19 December 2014

Offer – Any e-book for $5

Packt Publishing are having a price drop bonanza over the Christmas period. You can get any e-book for just $5 (£3.60 in British money).

This includes my book, Getting Started with SQL Server 2012 Administration 

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The offer will run from Thursday 18th Dec 2014 to Tuesday 6th Jan 2015, you can buy as many titles as you like during this time for just $5

Friday, 12 December 2014

SQL Bits – Europe’s largest SQL Conference

4th 7th March
ExCeL Centre in London, England

SQLBits have announced their dates for 2015.
I have been three times and it is an excellent opportunity to learn and meet fellow DBAs and developers.
This year it has expanded to FOUR days, two training days featuring industry experts and two technical session days. Saturday as normal is a free day.
If your company’s training budget is limited next year then SQLBits offers the best value for money. Tell your boss that you’re giving up a Saturday to go to the free day and he might be sympathetic to pay for one or more of the other days.

Lots of people have submitted talks for the technical sessions and this year I’ve put my hat in the ring as well.
I’ve submitted three sessions:
A real DBA don’t need a GUI -A Guided Tour of SSMS
Beware of the Dark Side - A Tour of Oracle for the SQL DBA
Taming the Beast - How a DBA can keep Kerberos under control

I’ve given the first two at SQL Saturday events and they were received well by the audience.
You can vote for the sessions you’d like to hear at http://sqlbits.com/information/PublicSessions.aspx

If you do vote, remember me !

David