PASS East Midlands

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PASS East Midlands January 2017 Meetup

  • In-Person @ Trent House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom (map)
  • 17:00 - 21:00 UTC
  • Language: English

Our normal format : 
• Doors and intros: 18:00-18:30 • Session 1: 18:30 - 19:20
• Break for Food: 19:20-19:40
• Session 2: 19:40-20:30

And there's always the chance of a visit to a local hostelry afterward!

You MUST register on meetup before attending. We have to provide a list of names to Capital One security, and if your name is not on the list they won't allow you access to the building. There is also a good chance they will ask for ID, so please have something official with your name on it please.

Food is generally pizza and we go 50/50 meat/veggie. If you have any special requirements please let us know so we can work something out for you.

Featured Presentation:

Building a Robust SSIS Pipeline

Steph Middleton

SSIS is a simple concept - it takes data from a source and puts it in a destination. But what if you can't trust your data? In this session, we will look at some simple ways to build resilience into your SSIS packages making it easier to track errors in your data and monitor what's happened.

About Steph:

Index Consolidation

Stuart Moore, Senior Technical Support Analyst Nottingham Trent University

Have you inherited a database with too many indexes? Are your write operations spending more time updating indexes rather than your data? I'll be going through what makes a sensible indexing strategy, and what to do when someone hasn't followed a similar strategy (This topic was suggested by one of our members, so please keep these coming. If I can't do it, it's almost certain I can find someone who can!) But, not necessarily in that order!

About Stuart:
Stuart has been working with SQL Server since version 7 in 1999. His roles have included development and DBA, with a focus on consolidation, security and performance. He also has experience with many other data platforms, and is using this to link up infrastructures using Bash and PowerShell to ease management and deployments. He runs the UK PASS East Midlands chapter, and regularly speaks at UK SQL events,



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