Events of SQLServergeeks
Impart knowledge in the best possible form – is what we believe in. We are glad to announce that our events are always well received and attended by hundreds of SQL Server professionals from across the nation. We are the only SQL Server community in India organizing In-Person and online events, thus giving due importance to both the forms of gatherings. Our panel of speakers comprises of MVPs, Microsoft employees, Community Leaders and industry experts. We deliver the best of technical know-how to our audiences. Our sessions range from Level 200 to Level 400+ depending on the theme of the event. We focus on delivering quality stuff in all the tracks - Dev, DBA & Business Intelligence. You ought to be a part of our next event since you can not afford to miss learning from the gurus – Register now and be a member with us and you will be automatically be notified of our upcoming events.
No events planned as of now. Write to us at admin<at>sqlservergeeks<dot>com and we shall keep you posted on our events.
All the events that were conducted has been a major success and have always been an unique experience for the speakers as well as visitors alike. We are thankful to the senior industry professionals and to the rest for their dedication and their desire to be a part of our growing SQL Server community. Some of our events are mentioned below.
SQLServerGeeks.com webcast (Always On - Introducing the Next Generation High Availability Solution in SQL Server 2012 by Amit Bansal)
Abstract :In this demo-heavy session, Amit will show case the new high availability solution in SQL Server 2012, called AlwaysOn. The session provides an overview of AlwaysOn and introduces the key new features and capabilities that will help businesses achieve the high availability SLA for mission critical applications. Amit will run his demos on 4 clustered Hyper-V VMs – you cannot afford to miss this !
2 March, 2013 at 2.00 p.m. IST (ONLINE via Live Metting)
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SQL Server Day - Bangalore, 23 February 2013
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SQL Server Day - Gurgaon, 16 February 2013
SQL Server Day - Hyderabad, 24 November 2012
SQLServerGeeks.com webcast (Tap is the only soution ver-2 by Sarabpreet Singh)
Abstract : Scarcity is the fundamental economic problem of having humans who have unlimited wants and needs in a world of limited resources. Alternatively, scarcity implies that not all of society's goals can be pursued at the same time.Just like Water the Server Resources are also getting scarce and we should find a way to put a Tap on these resources to optimally utilize them as and when needed. In this session we'll see a way to control & manage server resources to get desired performance and targets
8 November, 2012 at 3.00 p.m. IST (ONLINE via Live Metting)
SQL Server Day - Bangalore, 15 September 2012
SQL Server Day in Bangalore, yet another SQL Server Day event, yet another success story! 160+ SQL enthusiasts proved what this event means for them. On Saturday, 15 September 2012, attendees started coming in at Microsoft IDC facility on Lavelle road from 1 pm onwards and within no time the entire hall was filled with 160+ SQL Geeks; all ready to learn what our speakers had to offer. We must say, Microsoft IDC in Bangalore was just awesome. The event started with Amit Bansal’s entertaining keynote followed by his session on Index Internals (performance tuning). The pick of the day was panel discussion after the refreshments break. Giri Sundaram, Sudhir Rawat, Niroop Reddy & Amit Bansal formed an expert panel answering many questions from the audience ranging from Database Administration to Business Intelligence to Performance tuning – it was all very busy day for the folks. The attendees had an excellent time networking with the speakers and amongst themselves. All in all, a great learning experience for the SQL community, another successful event from us.
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SQL Server Day - Gurgaon, 8 September 2012
SQL Server Day in Gurgaon, yet another SQL Server Day event, yet another success story! 150+ SQL enthusiasts proved what this event means for them. On Saturday, 8 September 2012, attendees started coming in at Microsoft facility in Gurgaon from 1 pm onwards and within no time the entire hall was filled with 150+ SQL Geeks; all ready to learn what our speakers had to offer. The event started with Amit Bansal’ opening remarks followed by Sarabpreet Singh demoing SQL tips and tricks and the audience loved it. This was followed by Amit Bansal’s session on Index Internals. Last, Ahmad Osama de-mystified some SQL myths for developers. The attendees had an excellent time networking with the speakers and amongst themselves. All in all, a great learning experience for the SQL community, another successful event from us. And yes, we loved clicking the group photo at the end of the event, it was a challenge fitting all the attendees in the frame !
SQLServerGeeks.com webcast (Blazing Fast Performance with Columnstore Indexes part -1 by Amit Bansal)
Abstract : This session will introduce you to a new data warehouse SQL query acceleration feature in Microsoft SQL Server 2012, called Columnstore Index. This new type of index architecture along with batch execution mode, improves data warehouse query performance by hundreds to thousands of times in some cases, and can normally give a tenfold speedup for a broad range of DW queries. Join this session (Part 1) to get introduce to this block-buster feature of SQL Server 2012. This is a 2 part series and part 2 will focus on advanced concepts related to columnstore indexes.
23 August, 2012 at 3.00 p.m. IST (ONLINE via Live Metting)
SQLServerGeeks.com webcast (Transactional Replication Latency by Abhay Chaudhary)
Abstract : Solving replication latency issues is one of the most challenging tasks faced by the DBAs.We often spend a lot of time in troubleshooting the issue unsuccessfully as we try to jump to the solution rather than finding the actual problem. In the first webcast, we learnt how internally transaction replication works which is essential for again, resolving latency issues. In this webcast, we will see how to clearly find out the root cause of replication latency in less time. In future webcasts we will see how to resolve these issues.
9 August, 2012 at 3.30 p.m. IST (ONLINE via Live Metting)
SQL Server Day - Bangalore, 28 July 2012
SQL Server Day in Bangalore, yet another success story. 140+ SQL enthusiasts proved what this event means for them. On Saturday, 28 July 2012, attendees started coming in at Microsoft facility in Bangalore from 9 am onwards and within know the time the entire hall was filled with 140+ SQL Geeks; all ready to learn what our speakers had to offer.
Sudhir Rawat was at his best when it comes to Business Intelligence and Sarabpreet Singh, our VP, showcased his production experience with Resource Governor. Piyush Bajaj also shared his success story as an author with SQLServerGeeks. The attendees had an excellent time networking with the speakers and amongst themselves. All in all, a great learning experience for the SQL community, another successful event from us.
SQLServerGeeks.com webcast (Query Execution Plans - A Primer by Ahmad Osama)
Abstract : Execution plan tells how SQL Server executes a query. How joins, group by, order by and aggregates are processed. A better understanding of execution plan internals not only helps troubleshooting most of the query performance issues but also to write optimized queries. In this preliminary webcast you will learn about "query processing" and "understanding graphical execution plans" to help you get started with execution plans.
19 July, 2012 at 3.00 p.m. IST (ONLINE via Live Metting)
Abstract : We are beginning with a level 200 Webcast on Transactional Replication .Features from SQL Server 2005 and 2008 will be covered .This session will provide you a complete understanding of how Transactional Replication works .This is important and going to help you in resolving various issues related to Transactional replication.Sessions related to Replication performance , Latency and heterogeneous Replication will follow next .
31 May, 2012 at 3.00 p.m. IST (ONLINE via Live Metting)
SQLServerGeeks.com webcast (Log Shipping by Sarabpreet Singh)
Abstract : You think Log Shipping is an old and not-so-worth solution to implement? Join this session and you'll change your opinion.In this intersting session Sarabpreet Singh will show you different ways to implement Log Shipping. He'll also explain all hidden powers of Log Shipping along with demonstrating a few key troubleshooting tips & tricks which can help you in your environment.
16 May, 2012 at 11.30 a.m. IST (ONLINE via Live Metting)
SQL Server Day - Delhi NCR, 5 May 2012
This year, we kick started SQL Server Day events with great enthusiasm and aggressiveness planning events in Bangalore, Mumbai, Gurgaon & Kolkata. The fourth and last one in this series was in Gurgaon (Delhi NCR) on 5 May 2012 at Microsoft India’s headquarters. And we must begin by saying “DelhiLites rock” !!!
TThis, again, was truly like a gala event with more than 100+ SQL Geeks who turned up for the event, room packed to its full capacity. And we appreciate the enthusiasm of learners, SQL geeks came all the way from Noida, Gaziabad – traveling for more than 2 hours, one way! If you know Delhi NCR, you know how big it is!
This one again was one of the most interactive events we had in a long time, the inquisitiveness of the audience kept the speakers on their toes and our speakers left no stone unturned to answer every single query being thrown at them. Ahmad Osama presented on SQL Server Transactions and Amit Bansal presented on SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence (tabular model). As usual, our speakers did a fantastic job and the facebook comments show it all.
SQLServerGeeks.com webcast (SQL Server 2012 by Amit Bansal)
Abstract : SQL Server 2012 delivers many highly anticipated developers features; many of them were long overdue, be it the SEQUENCE objects or the pagination feature. In this session Amit walk’s you through the new developer related features and shows off some intriguing demos while comparing performance with older techniques. You will learn what matters to you as a developer; be at the session to witness them all.
April 27, 2012 at 3 p.m. IST (ONLINE via Live Metting)
SQL Server Day - Mumbai, 14 April 2012
This year, we kick started SQL Server Day events with great enthusiasm and aggressiveness planning events in Bangalore, Mumbai, Gurgaon & Kolkata. The third one was in Mumbai on 14 April 2012 at Microsoft Windsor (Kalina) facility. And we must begin by saying “Mumbaikars Rock” !!!
TProbably, one of the most interactive events we had in a long time, the inquisitiveness of the audience kept the speakers on their toes and our speakers left no stone unturned to answer every single query being thrown at them. Raunak Jhawar presented on SQL Server Integration Services 2012, Parikshit Savjani presented on Indirect ChckPoints in SQL Server 2012 and Amit Bansal presented on SQL Server 2012 Wait Statistics. As usual, our speakers did a fantastic job and the facebook comments show it all.
SQL Server Day - Kolkata, 7 April 2012
This year, we kick started SQL Server Day events with great enthusiasm and aggressiveness planning events in Bangalore, Mumbai, Gurgaon & Kolkata. The second one was in Kolkata and Kolkata experience is always so different. The Microsoft facility in Kolkata, where the event was held, can only accommodate 30 attendees, and as expected, the classroom was full. We are so used to 100+ crowd that suddenly the small setup was becoming a different experience.
TTo begin with, the attendees were knowledgeable on SQL and had good experience. This was something that our speakers really liked including me, as we were able to have matured discussions with the audience. Sessions were presented by Abhishek Sur (MVP) and Amit Bansal (www.amitbansal.net). Abhishek presented on developer enhancements in SQL Server 2012 and Amit presented on SQL Server wait stats. Having only 30 attendees in a classroom format, as opposed to 100+ in seminar halls, things worked in our favor as the speakers were able to one-to-one discussions on many occasions; kind of a closed group talk – in a way, it was more effective.
SQLServerGeeks.com webcast (Concurrency in SQL Server by Amit Bansal)
Abstract : Concurrency can be defined as the ability of the multiple processes to access or change shared data at same time. Failure to consider concurrency when developing applications can result in poor performance. In this demo heavy webcast you will learn about concurrency problems and their resolution.
March 27, 2012 at 3 p.m. IST (ONLINE via Live Metting)
SQL Server Day - Bangalore, 17 March 2012
This year, we kick started SQL Server Day events with great enthusiasm and aggressiveness planning events in Bangalore, Mumbai, Gurgaon & Kolkata.
The first one was in Bangalore on 17 March 2012 at Microsoft campus. As usual, it was a packed hall with more than 130 SQL Geeks attending the event. Thanks to the Bangalore audience which is always so energetic and they do come in numbers – and they make a point; if they register, they will come; mark of a true professional. So, a big thank you to the audience !
Sessions were presented by Parikshit Savjani (PFE, Microsoft), Nickil Somani (GPS team, Microsoft) & Amit Bansal. The session started with Nickil presenting on SQL Azure and he made the session very interactive. His sessions was followed by Parikshit who talked about Indirect Checkpoints in SQL Server 2012. Being a Premiere Field Engineer, he brought all his experience to the cause and the audience loved his session. Amit Bansal presented the last session on Wait Stats in SQL Server and he was at his usual best.
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SQLServerGeeks.com webcast (Index Tuning by Amit Bansal)
Abstract : In this session you will learn how to improve performance of your queries by implementing the right clustered and non-clustered indexes. You can have only one clustered index per table but an esoteric combination of non-clustered indexes. This demo-heavy session will show you some of those combinations that can work wonders for your databases.
March 15, 2012 at 3 p.m. IST (ONLINE via Live Metting)
SQLServerGeeks.com webcast Bulletproof Backup & Restore Strategy by SarabPreet Singh)
Abstract : In this session you will learn how to plan\prepare a bullet proof recovery solution to ensure minimal possible data-loss. Recovery Models play a vital role while designing a backup recovery solution, Sarabpreet Singh will also explain the correlation between these two and how they affect RTO & RPO. This session will also include couple of Demos to gain better understand on the topic.
February 29, 2012 at 1 p.m. IST (ONLINE via Live Metting)
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SQLServerGeeks.com webcast (SQL Server Locking Internals by Amit Bansal)
Abstract : A solid understanding of Locks and Concurrency is critical whether you are a Database Administrator, Developer or Architect. In this session, Amit will demystify the locking and concurrency behavior of SQL Server. This is going to be a demo heavy session and you can apply your learnings in your day to day dealing with SQL Server.
February 21, 2012 at 3 p.m. IST (ONLINE via Live Metting)
SQL Server Day - Bangalore, 15 October 2011
SQLServerGeeks.com delivered its 3rd SQL Server Day event in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India. Sudhir Rawat from Microsoft featured in our events for the 2nd time and delivered a rocking session on Denali Business Intelligence. This was followed by Sarabpreet Singh delivering a session in PowerShell for SQL Server. His Powershell expertise was much appreciated in SSG’s last event in Gurgaon and thus, he carried on with the form. Amit Bansal delivered the 3rd and final session on the day de-mystifying a few things about Locking Architecture in SQL Server. We had a fun-filled day with the 80+ audience really participating so well. Our consistent turn out shows the popularity of our events. We cherish organizing such events and will continue to do so in the future for SQL Server community.More pics on http://www.FaceBook.com/SQLServerGeeks
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SQL Server Day - Chennai, 6 Aug 2011
SQLServerGeeks.com delivered a set of rocking sessions on SQL Server Day at Chennai on 6th August 2011 in association with Chennai SQL Server User Group. We had more than 30 people turning up for the event at Microsoft conference room in Chennai – all SQL geeks ! The event started with Vidhya Sagar (SQL Server MVP) delivering a session on TempDB performance and troubleshooting, followed by Amit Bansal delivering a session on Database Testing, followed by Madhivanan (SQL Server MVP) delivering a session on Date/Time in SQL, followed by a cameo by Ram on SQL Myths. The sessions were very well received by the audience. We cherish organizing such events and will continue to do so in the future.
SQL Server Day - Gurgaon, 30 July 2011
SQLServerGeeks.com delivered a set of rocking sessions on SQL Server Day at Gurgaon on 30th July 2011. We had more than 80 people turning up for the event – all SQL geeks ! Sarabpreet and Amit delivered sessions on PowerShell & Database Testing respectively. The sessions were very well received by the audience. The highlight of the day was the debate on “Whether Cloud Computing is a hype?” And we were overwhelmed to see the participation of the attendees in the debate. We cherish organizing such events and will continue to do so in the future.
SQL Server Day - Delhi, 05 Dec 2010
SQLServerGeeks.com hosted its monthly dose of SQL Server knowledge & learning in Gurgaon on 5th Dec 2010. This was another opportunity to learn maximum from SQL Server Geeks. The event was hosted at the Microsoft premises in Gurgaon.
The event kicked off with Sarabpreet Singh's session on Implementing Database Snapshots, which was targeted at DBA's to make them understand how to implement snapshots in their current environment and the usefulness of it. Amit gave a lecture on Deploying & Securing OLAP databases targeting it towards the BI Developers & IT Pros to let them know more about the OLAP world. The session focussed on Deployment and Security techniques. After this session we came to the last session of the day addressed by Rajni Kant Ranjan from Wipro about Data Synchronization using Replication, which actually focuses on the Developer's audience to show how to replicate the data from database into the applications with proper synchronization.
It was a a fun-filled day for all, besides the event we also had a great photography session. Heartfelt gratitude goes to Rishu Mehra, M. V. Priyank and & Col. Dhanaraj Saripalli for coordinating the entire event so smoothly.
SQL Server Day - Mumbai, 28 November 2010
SQLServerGeeks.com hosted its monthly event on SQL Server knowledge & learning in Mumbai on the 28th Nov 2010. It was another great opportunity to learn the maximum from SQL Server Geeks. The event was hosted at the Microsoft premises in Mumbai.
Amit Bansal’s welcome notes were like icing on the cake. The event kicked off with Abhay Parekh's session on Test Drive of SQL Azure which was targeted at Developers to make them understand what SQL Azure is and how it works along with the usefulness of it. Amit also hosted the MDX Madness: Writing your first MDX script - which was targeted towards the BI, Developers & IT Pros to let them know more about the MDX Query. The last session of the day was by Sachin Dedhia was on ETLing Flat Files, dynamically using SSIS, which was aimed at the BI audience.
The feedback for the event was excellent. The participants enjoyed the sessions greatly. Thanks to Chirag Panchal (Regional Co-Ordinator, SQLServerGeeks.com) and Girija Acharya (Regional Mentor, SQLServerGeeks.com) for flawlessly co-ordinating the event.
SQL Server day - Bangalore, 20 November 2010
The maiden Bangalore chapter of SQLServerGeeks, took place on November 20 at the Microsoft Embassy office, and had been a great experience for the speakers as well as visitors alike.
The event saw senior professionals like Vinod Kumar and Sudhir Rawat from Microsoft and Amit Bansal from SQLServerGeeks delivering rock solid sessions. A welcome talk by Vinod Kumar, an Evangelist & SQL champ from Microsoft DPE, was a food for thought as he posed a question and went on to clarify one of the misconceptions that the SQL world has. So was the talk by Sudhir Rawat who spoke on Business Intelligence and its improved integration in SQL server 2008 and 2008 r2. The last session was by Amit Bansal, the driving force behind SQL Server Geeks, which became the talk of the crowd as they dispersed later.
Thanks to all the attendees. An event like this would never have been possible without our supporters. Cheers to all the participants!
SQL Server day - Gurgaon, 24th April 2010
SQLServerGeeks.com officially kicked off its series of community sessions on SQL Server, branded as SQL Server day. The Delhi NCR chapter was delivered on 24th April 2010 at the Microsoft center, Gurgaon.
Amit Bansal along with Sarabpreet Singh presented one session each on SQL Server Spatial data & Back/Restore respectively. The sessions were very well received and appreciated by the audience.
The event was attended by around 40 IT professionals and developers. Thanks to Microsoft, Rishu Mehra, Sarabpreet Singh, Amit Bansal, PeoplewareIndia, UGSS, GITCA & INETA for their kind support.