SQL Server Events
Here is where you can find information about Microsoft SQL Server Upcoming Events. There are various events related to SQL Server happen across the globe on different days. Some of these events are one time yearly events and some of them are more frequent which happen like every half-yearly or Quarterly. Also there are local events which happen more frequently which happen once every month.
Mainly here you can find information about large global events and some direction on finding more details about local events.
SQL Server events may happen in different form and for different audience. Some of the common SQL Server events are SQL Server Conferences, SQL Server User Groups, SQLSaturday’s and many more. These events may target single audience like just DBA or combined audience like SQL DBA’s, SQL Developer, and others. Here we are talking only about the SQL Server related events which have trainings, sessions, classes, on SQL Server, Transact-SQL(T-SQL), SQL Server Integration Services(SSIS), SQL Server Analysis Services(SSAS), SQL Server Reporting Services(SSRS), SQL Server Database Administration (DBA), Developer trainings and many more.
Here are some of the upcoming events for Microsoft SQL Server
PASS Summit – PASS is Professional Association for SQL Server. PASS Summit 2014 is a 4 day event which happens at Washington State Convention Center Seattle, WA from 04 November 2014 to 07 November 2014. Official website to register for the event. Pass is large global event where you can meet many top and famous personalities. This is a paid event, early registration will help in reducing the amount of money to be paid.
PASS BA Conference – PASS Business Analytics Conference, to be conducted on Silicon Valley, April 20-22, 2015. Registration has started and can get more details in their official website. This event is planned to have 5 tracks which are designed to cover the essential skills and technologies required of today’s in-demand business and data analytics professionals. Consists of in-depth, how-to sessions and practical case studies with hands-on workshops and expert panels, each track builds on the others to give you the real-world knowledge and experience you can put to work immediately to get more from your data. This is a paid global event. Early registrations help in saving some money.
Microsoft TechEd – TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, providing the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources to plan, architect, deploy, manage and secure a connected enterprise. This is a very large and global event which is conducted once a year and can happen at different locations like North America and Europe. TechEd allows you to create a personalized learning experience by selecting the mix of sessions and session types you want to attend. TechEd stands out among other conferences in the breadth of topics available like Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Visual Studio, Windows, Microsoft Azure, Windows Intune, Windows Server, Windows PowerShell, Windows Team Foundation Server. TechEd is your best source for the latest news, trends, resources, and deep technical education that make you experts in your field and prepare you for tomorrow’s innovations. More information can be found on their websites Teched Europe and Teched North America
PASS SQLSaturday – PASS SQLSaturday’s are free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers. Official website where you can get more information about PASS SQLSaturday and the upcoming events and their details. You can also plan SQLSaturday events at your place where you can become a speaker or invite local speakers and spend a Saturday with SQL Server professional to learn new things or share your knowledge with others. There are free events mostly, but sometime there can also be some additional trainings offered by some popular trainers before SQLSaturday and those trainings will be paid trainings, but are at very less price compared to trainings offered by the same trainers on same subject on their official site. These events happen frequently and at different locations.
SQL Server User Group – These are typical local events which happen frequently like monthly at various places. You may not be aware, but there might already be a SQL Server User Group at your place who meet regularly, conduct trainings, share there knowledge, if there is no local SQL Server User Group at your place, you may take initiative and start a SQL Server User Group. These are mostly free events and local speakers deliver sessions on various topics. You can find the SQL Server User Group at your place by searching based on your location in this website.
SQL in the City– SQL in the City is conducted by Red Gate, where top speakers, SQL Server MVPs, and experts to present sessions covering best practices for database administration, development, and delivery. This is not a free event, but the price is not very high. These events are conducted regularly and at different place. You can get more information about their events on their official website.
SQL Cruise – SQL Cruise is a global event hosting SQL Server and Professional Development training on new ships and new locations over Sea. This is not a free event, so early registrations will save some money. You can get more information in their official website.
IT/DEV Connections – IT/DEV Connections provide just in-depth training from the most experienced technology professionals in the industry. They conduct sessions on various subjects like Development, Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Windows. This is not a free event, you would need to register early to get some discounts. You can get more information about upcoming events in their official website
DEVintersection – DEVintersection conferences are for developers and IT professionals. The goal of this conference is to provide sessions on intersection of tools and technologies today that create a need for a conference that allows you to go in-depth with experts on the technologies you’re using today but also cross over and hear what’s happening with other technologies and how they affect you. There are sessions on different technologies like Visual Studio, SQL Server, SharePoint, Microsoft Azure, ALM, mobile, ASP.NET, HTML5, open web technologies like Angular JS. You can find more information in their official website. This is a paid event and early registrations help in saving some money. SQLintersection is chaired by Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randal which has sessions on SQL Server which is most valuable for SQL Server DBA’s or Developers.
SQLBits – SQLBits provides in-depth sessions on SQL Server which is useful for SQL Server DBA, SQL Developers, SQL Server BI folks. This is a paid event and not much discounts available as this is a non-profit organization. These events are conducted mostly in UK in Europe. Sessions are provided by some very good speakers and provide in-depth trainings. You can find more information in their official website
Live! 360 – Live! 360 brings together five conferences, and the brightest minds in IT and Dev, to explore leading edge technologies and conquer current ones. Different sessions are available for different audience like Developers, IT Professionals, Database Administrators, Business Intelligence Professionals and SharePoint Users. You can find more information in their official website
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