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GroupBy conference by Brent Ozar

I love when people challenge the status quo – and Brent has done just that with his new event: GroupBy I wrote last month about the challenges of continuing to fund free training events. Many of us love these free events but venues and travel and catering is expensive. One approach that a few people have taken is to move to…

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I’m going back to India to speak at SQL Server Geeks Annual Summit

It’s not every day you get invited to speak at a conference. It’s always exciting and flattering. However, it is especially exciting when you’re invited to speak at a conference on the other side of the world. (And when your photo is on the site right under a Microsoft Corporate Vice-President!) I’ll be flying to Bangalore for SQL Server Geeks Annual Summit…

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I’ll be talking about ReadyRoll at DevOps Tech Day in London – a Microsoft event about DevOps

Save the date: Thursday 16th June 2016 Paddington, London Free Microsoft training event: DevOps Tech Day Last year Red Gate purchased ReadyRoll, a tool to help you manage your SQL Server source code and deployments. It seemed an odd choice at the time given that it was largely incompatible with Red Gate’s traditional stack for Database Lifecycle Management (DLM): SQL…

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I’m back – and I’m excited about INSIDE-SQL!

Hi everyone, Well – I’m back from my sabbatical. I climbed mountains on three continents. Saw whales in California, condors in Peru, and, erm… sheep in Scotland. I did all that self-discovery stuff you see in films with Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts. Now I’m firming up my speaking engagements for the summer. INSIDE-SQL First up is INSIDE-SQL in London.…

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Liveblogging from NDC London

Please forgive typos, mis-quotes and other mistakes. I’m liveblogging from NDC. This is likely to be pretty rough. Also, this post is going to be updated in real time. I might start separate posts for day 2 and 3 etc. Quick links: Keynote: Scott Hanselman (Microsoft) – JavaScript, The Cloud and the Rise of the New Virtual Machine Go and…

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Ode to SQL Relay

I’m on the train to SQL Relay Nottingham where I’m giving a session this afternoon. This year, due to scheduling, I’m only able to attend one of the days but I’m nostalgic for last year when I joined the crew for most of Relay. I know from experience and from my friends on the crew quite how big a job…

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Liveblogging from Jenkins User Conference 2015 Day 2

The following is likely to have typos, mistakes and poor writing. I’m liveblogging from the Jenkins User Conference in London. Quick links: DevOps and why 50 Production Deploys Per Day is Essential: Martin Croker @martincroker and Markus Rendall @markusrendall Conversation with Kohsuke Kawaguchi, creator of Jenkins, about continuous delivery for databases From virtual machines to containers: Achieving Continuous Integration, Build…

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Liveblogging from Jenkins User Conference 2015 Day 1

The following is likely to have typos, mistakes and poor writing. I’m liveblogging from the Jenkins User Conference in London. Quick links: Welcome and Introductions: Harpreet Singh @singh_harpreet Keynote Address: Kohsuke Kawaguchi @kohsukekawa An integrated Deployment Pipeline with Jenkins and CloudFoundry: Sufyaan Kazi @sufyaan_kazi How to optimize Automated Testing with Everyone’s Favourite Butler: Viktor Clerc @viktorclerc Continuous Delivery @cloud-scale: Harpreet…