Welcome to the Leicester SQL Server User Group, home to the East Midlands PASS Chapter.
We meet three times a year, in February, June, and October. Our meetings generally consist of two sessions with a break in the middle, and a swift half at the Barley Mow afterwards.
Our venue is the Percy Barrett room at the YMCA on East Street in Leicester, obliquely opposite the train station.
The usual timetable is as follows:
|6:15 - 6:30||Welcome, Announcements, Discussion|
|6:30 - 7:30||Session 1|
|7:30 - 7:45||Samosas|
|7:45 - 8:45||Session 2|
|8:45 - ||Pub|
If you want to speak at an event, or have any other question, you can get in touch through the contact form on this site.
In addition to support from Microsoft and PASS, we have great giveaways from Pluralsight - Hardcore Developer and IT Training and O'Reilly Media at every event - you'll need to register and come along to find out more about these!
|October 2014 Meeting Featuring Stuart Moore and Damien O'Connor||15/10/2014||Register Here|
Stuart Moore: Transaction Log Basics
Every SQL DBA has at least 5
transaction logs that they need to take care of. But what exactly is
going on inside that file? Why can it be a performance issue? Is it
really that important? And why does it keep filling my disks when I'm
This session will answer all of
those questions. We'll be looking at how SQL Server relies on it's
transaction, best practices that will keep it performing properly and
explaining why it's so vital to your databases and your job to keep is
Stuart has been working with SQL Server since 1998 and version 7, splitting the years between roles as a DBA and a Developer
Damien O'Connor: SSMS Tips & Tricks
How many of us use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) day-to-day? How well do you really know it? In this session all about tools,we'll explore some of the hidden gems in SSMS (and some other SQL Server tools), and hopefully find ways to make our day-to-day job as developers and DBAs easier.
is a senior DBA / developer for Capgemini and has been working with SQL
Server for 15+ years. He specialises in a few things
such as perf. tuning, tools and techniques, and XML with SQL Server. He
can sometimes be seen loitering around MSDN newsgroup SQL
Server and XML and dba.stackexchange where he trades as wBob.