At last we can look forward to having anew edition of SqlSaturday in Denmark on April 25th. As previously the event will be hosted at Microsoft HQ in Lyngby, so the venue will be familiar to many of you who are returning attendees.
This year we are looking at session in all of the following categories:
Analytics and Visualization
Application & Database Development
BI Platform Architecture, Development and Administration
Cloud Application Development and Deployment
Enterprise Database Administration and Deployment
Currently we have received over 100 abstracts to select from, which is always a daunting task. Luckily Bent Nissen Froning (t|b|l), Claus Lehmann Munch (t|b|l), Just Thorning Blindbæk (t|b|l) , David Bojsen (t|l) are all very accomplished professionals, who will be making the right choices I am sure.
On the day before the conference, the team is offering three (3) pre-cons with world renowned professionals on:
If you are in the neighborhood, you should definitely check out this single day, _free_(!), event – all about SQL Server. There are a number of great sessions, and as usual, you will find it hard to build your own schedule; Deciding which sessions to attend, is always a task of picking only one session out of several really good options for the same time slot. This event is no different.
Training Days (Thurs-Fri)
To fit in more content, this year the event has two days of full training days on Thursday and Friday. Spaces on some of the training are limited to under 30 and book early to avail of additional discounts.
Click on one of the training days below for full details
Just got news that I have been selected to speak at the SQL Saturday event in Prague, Czech Republic, on December 3rd. I am very exited and happy about that, as you can imagine.
Last time I was in Prague was in 1991, which in fact makes this a 25 yrs reunion – I guess things have changed slightly over the past two and a half decade. 😉
My talk will be about Pro Techniques for the SSAS MD Developer – Including Custom Assemblies, Partitioning, Synchronization, Integration Testing. I have previously presented this at a national User Group: MSBIP.
Last week I left home, bound for Dublin, to attend and speak at the SQLSaturday event organized by Bob Duffy (b|l|t), Carmel Gunn (b|l|t), Ben Watt (l|t), Dan Galavan (b|l|t) and many others.
I arrived in Dublin on Friday, getting settled in at the hotel, then took a quick peek at the venue, which was right on the back of the Hotel.
Friday night, all speakers were invited to attend a dinner on Quay 16, which turned out to be a smashing meal and really awesome company. If you ever get the chance of sitting at the same table as Buck Woody (b|l|t), you’re in for a treat.
Rise n’ Shine, up early, to attend the first session of the Day, by Matt Masson (b|l|t). Except, Matt hat lost his voice halfway through his pre-con on Friday, needless to say, his sessions were cancelled. So I began the Day with a tour of the exhibitors and got a chance to talk to some of them. Next I went to attend the key note by Mark Souza (l|t) – What an amazing story-teller! After that, it feels like: It’s Just Faster… It just is…
During the next session, I went to the speakers room, to prepare for my own presentation. I had been selected to deliver a Lightning Talk on Custom Assemblies in Analysis Services. A topic I have written a couple of blog posts on, here and here. My presentation went well, even though only a few hands came up to the question on who was working with BI and SSAS. I was sharing session with Ben Watt (l|t), Andre Melancia (b|l|t) and Andrew Pruski (b|l|t), who all delivered excellent talks on Power BI, Certifications and Partitioning (T-SQL).
When the session was over, I had plenty of time since lunch was up next, followed by sponsor sessions – I skipped those, to take a break and talk with lots of people who wanted to chat about SQL Server 2016.
Next up, for me, was Rob Sewell (b|l|t) – I hadn’t had a chance before to see his PowerShell expertise unfold, so I grabbed the chance while it presented itself. Rob shared a lot of best practice and good advise. If you get the chance, attend his session – PowerShell is here to stay!
Final session of the Day, I selected to get an introduction to R in SQL Server 2016 by Marcin Szeliga (b|l|t). This session was also live streamed on Channel9, where you can still see it, for free, along with a selection of session from #SqlSat501.
After finding the lucky winners, we all headed out in a court yard for some BBQ and beverages. A Perfect ending to a long day.
Sunday was my day off, and I decided, based on numerous recommendations, to head out for the Guinness Storehouse. It was a good walk from the Hotel to the factory, and I didn’t mind the light rain on the way, but the view from the top floor was maybe not the one that goes into commercials. Still I think it was a nice trip and some great information about the beer, craftsmanship and history.
Et billede slået op af Jens Vestergaard (@jens_vestergaard) den
Dublin is full of all kinds of wonderful sculptures, old as new and I was fortunate enough to pass by a lot of it on my tour through the city. City centre was currently undergoing heavy rebuild, as I understood the tram was to be rediscovered – I wish that would happen in Copenhagen as well.
Leaving from Quay 16 this stunning view was presented.
In the afternoon, I was bound for home, wife and kids. I did get to shop some gifts for them, a genuine rugby, a rugby shirt and some other Irish treats.
I really enjoyed my stay in Dublin, and cannot thank Bob, Carmen, Ben, Dan and the rest of the team enough for giving me the opportunity to speak at their event. I hope to be back!
Spoiler Alert: If you know my wife – hush hush, please let me go through with the surprise 🙂
I was very thrilled, highly excited and a little surprised to receive the note, that my abstract on Analysis Services Security was accepted for the SQL Saturday #380 in New York City, US. The number of submission were through the roof, so I am very grateful for the extra ordinary opportunity.
I know for a fact, that my wife is not going to see this post, so I can safely shout it out in this blog post. At home however, I am bound to keep my joy tamed, as I am planning to surprise my wife, with a couple of kids-free days in The Big Apple. Currently she has accepted an invitation to a bachelors party on the same Saturday, but I guess she’s going to miss out on that 🙂 But in case you read this and have a connection to my wife, please do keep my little secret safe.
If you haven’t already heard about the concept of SQL Saturday, I suggest you rush of to www.sqlsaturday.com and dive into the numerous opportunities to attend free Microsoft SQL Server training sessions. There is bound to be some event close to you, in near future. Surely it’s going to be a smashing event in New York end of May.