Talking about StreamInsight in a pub in Maidstone, Kent

by Allan Mitchell 1 Jul 2010 23:41
Come join me for what promises to be a good evening.  18.8.2010.  Sign Up

Talking StreamInsight At Usergroup in London

by Allan Mitchell 1 Jul 2010 23:36
Come join us at the UK SQL Server UG on 14.7.2010 in London

User Group Meeting in Dundee (Scotland)

by Allan Mitchell 5 Jan 2010 18:34
Tony Rogerson and myself are going to be in Dundee (we are going back to school) week beginning 18.1.2010.  Whilst there we are going to do a User Group meeting and it would be great to see people there.  More details can be found here - http://sqlserverfaq.com?eid=211

Manchester UG Presentation Video

by Allan Mitchell 11 Aug 2009 16:01
In July I was invited to speak at the UK SQL Server UG event in Manchester.  I spoke about Excel being a good data mining client.  I was a little rushed at the end as Chris Testa-ONeill told me I had only 5 minutes to go when I had only been talking for 10 minutes.  Apparently I have a reputation for running over my time allocation.  At the event we also had a product demo from SQL Sentry around their BI monitoring dashboard solution.  This includes SSIS but the main thrust was SSAS Then came Chris with a look at Analysis Services.  If you ... [More]

Integrating Data Mining into your BI Solution (Presentation)

by Allan Mitchell 9 Jun 2009 08:23
I recently gave a live meeting presentation to the UK User Group on Integrating Data Mining into your BI Solution.  In it I talk about and demo ways of using your data mining models inside Integration Services, Analysis Services and Reporting Services.  This is the first in a series of presentations I will be doing for the UG as I try to get the word out that Data Mining can be for the masses. You can download my deck and my line meeting recording from here.

SSIS Tips & Tricks (Presentation)

by Darren Green 21 May 2009 09:01
This has been a rather well used presentation title but it does allow a certain degree of flexibility, and we covered a good range of topics in my session at the UK SQL Server User Group in Cambridge last night. Thanks to all who attended. Here is the rather limited slide deck and the all important demo packages for download as promised. For reference, high level topics covered were BIDS Helper Inserts and Updates Transactions Script Debugging Data Flow Checkpoints I’ll update the post with a link to the Live Meeting recording when I get it. Presentation & Demo ... [More]

July SQL Server UG Event in Manchester

by Allan Mitchell 18 May 2009 16:18
I will be speaking at the SQL Server UK User Group event in Manchester on 16.07.2009.  I am going to be talking about data mining again and how it isn’t all statistics and people with PhDs from Oxford.  Come join me and the excellent Chris Testa-O’Neill.  More details and registration can be found here

UK SQL Server User Group Events (June)

by Allan Mitchell 13 May 2009 07:12
There are two events of note for the SQL Server User Group in June.  The first is a Live Meeting event with myself on 04.06.2009.  I am going to be looking at how to integrate Data Mining into your BI solution.  I will be looking at putting DM into SSIS, SSAS and SSRS.  It will be very demo oriented.  You can register for the event here The second event is an event at Microsoft Reading on 10.06.2009.  The evening will be a BI/Data Mining event.  Chris Webb and myself are organizing it and  we want speakers.  We would love to see new faces up the... [More]

UK SQL Server User Group Event (May)

by Allan Mitchell 13 May 2009 07:02
Our very own Darren Green is speaking at a UK user group event in Cambridge (UK) on 20.05.2009.  He will be speaking on Integration Services.  Peter Blackburn will also be there and what he doesn’t know about SSRS isn’t worth knowing.  It promises to be a good night.  We would love to see as many people there as possible so head over to the UK User Group site and register. Register Here

SSIS Performance Tuning Seminar (1 day)

by Allan Mitchell 18 Feb 2009 12:29
I am going to be delivering a one day tuning seminar for SSIS (SQL Server 2005).  I am doing it in conjunction with the UK User Group.  I will be covering as much as I am able on how to look at your package with performance in mind.  I will show you how to get more from the data flow engine and also how to avoid common performance slow downs.  The location we have chosen is beautiful and it should be really good day. if you are interested then shoot over to here Perf Course

UK BI User group Meeting Next Week

by Allan Mitchell 6 Jan 2009 20:55
OK, this is rather short notice I know but the UK SQL Server User Group is hosting a BI evening event next week, on January 15th at Microsoft's HQ in Reading: http://sqlserverfaq.com/default.aspx?item=event&itemid=139   Anyway if you follow the link you'll see that I'm one of the speakers: I’ll be doing a session on Data Mining and the Time Series Algorithm.Chris Webb will be repeating the session he did at PASS last year on building a monitoring solution for Integration Services, Analysis Services and Reporting Services. Hope to see y... [More]