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Mid-Week Update

Just a short mid-week update, David Postlethwaite has been selected to speak at SQL Saturday Vienna which is being held in Vienna at the end of February(28th Feb). David’s talk is titled   Putting Your head in the Cloud– A Beginner’s Guide to SQL Azure. There have a been couple of blog posts written on the event which also provide David’s abstract, you can read these here http://www.gethynellis.com/2015/01/putting-your-head-in-cloud-beginners.htmlhttp://www.gethynellis.com/2015/01/david-postlethwaite-exciting-news.htmlIf you’re thinking of going to the event do feel free to drop into David’s session and say hello. If you would like more information on the session, get in touch with David or myself, there is a contact us form available on the blog. If you are looking for more formal SQL Server training, I will be delivering Learning Tree’s 2108 SQL Server Database Administration which is a 4 day hands-on course that will start 3rd March in London. Although this course and its labs r…

Putting Your head in the Cloud– A Beginner’s Guide to SQL Azure

David Postlethwaite will be speaking at this years SQL Saturday Vienna. The event will be held in Vienna on Saturday 28th February 2015.You can read all about this specific event by visiting https://www.sqlsaturday.com/374/eventhome.aspxDavid’s talk will be on cloud, this his abstractAlthough Windows Azure and the concept of Cloud Computing has been around for a number of years it is still a mystery to many.
This talk takes a look at Cloud Computing – what it is, the types of Cloud available and their advantages and disadvantages.
We’ll then look at Windows Azure and specifically SQL Azure DB, to see how to create and manage SQL databases in the Cloud.
Session Level: BeginnerIf you are going to be attending SQL Saturday in Vienna have an interest in the cloud why not pop along and say hello to David.

David Postlethwaite - Exciting news.

By David Postlethwaite

I have been chosen to speak at SQL Saturday in Vienna, Austria  on 28th February.
The organisers have just moved the event to a larger venue to cope with the expected demand.

My talk is entitled Putting Your head in the Cloud– A Beginner’s Guide to SQL Azure
I started looking at Windows Azure last year as an option for a project at work and also for some testing of a web site that I manage for my local carnival.
I soon realised that neither I nor my colleagues knew that much about cloud computing so I decided to put my new found knowledge into a “lunch and learn” presentation for work and now for SQL Saturday events. The talk takes a look at Cloud Computing – what it is, the types of Cloud available and their advantages and disadvantages.
It then looks at Windows Azure  and specifically SQL Azure DB and demonstrates creating, configuring and connecting to a SQL azure database.

There are 20 talks at SQL Saturday Vienna so if you fancy a weekend break in bea…

Website Updated

Over the Christmas holiday period the gethynellis.com website has had a bit of revamp. In terms of what has changed, some of the holding pages have been updated and also the look and feel of the site in the form of a new template. Most of this work has been carried out by David Postlethwaite, who is a regular contributor to this blog. He came up with the new template and did all teh design work. You will hopefully be able to read some more of David’s blogs as we progress through the year and David will hopefully be speaking at a variety of SQL events in 2015. Maybe we’ll see you there.

New Learning Tree 1 Day SQL Server Training

Learning Tree has recently introduced some new 1 day virtual training events There is range of courses and subjects for you to choose from and you can find out more about these by following the link on the image below.

These are 1 day instructor led events that you will attend online and include extensive hands-on exercises and labs to enhance the technical skills. For more information on the subjects and areas covered visit http://www.learningtree.co.uk/info/bootcamp-courses.htm
The SQL Server 1 day online courses include:
Writing SQL Queries with SQL Server Management Studio • Course 4550Report Development with SQL Reporting Services • Course 4556Writing SQL Queries • Course 4551Creating Analytical SQL Queries for SQL Server • Course 4552SQL Server DBA Essentials • Course 4553Introduction to SQL Server BI Tools & Strategies • Course 4554Data Migration with SQL Server Integration Services • Course 4555 Remember to check back regularly as these will be updated frequently in the ear…

E-Book Offer – Coming to an End

Back in December just before Christmas I wrote a post about a deal that Packt publishing has on its ebook range over the holiday period. Until Tuesday the 6th Januray you can get can any ebook for $5…That works out about £3 in UK money.This includes my book, Getting Started with SQL Server 2012 AdministrationThere’s just a couple of days left to make the most of this deal.