Presentations & materials

Last updated on 14th February 2015

The following is a list of all presentations, slide-decks, demos and other resources (where possible) in descending order. In other words you’ll find my most recent presentations at the top folks!

SQLSaturday #158, New YorkSession: Lock, Block and Two Smoking Barrels – Inside SQL Server Concurrency
Date: Saturday, 30th May, 2015.
Event: SQLSaturday #158, New York
Where: Microsoft, New York. usa_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck not currently available.


SQLSaturday #267 LisbonSession: Back in Time: 8-bit Computing’s Greatest Games
Date: Saturday, 16th May, 2015.
Event: SQLSaturday #267, Lisbon portugal_flag_small
Where: Microsoft Portugal, Lisbon, 1990-110, Portugal.
Resources: Slide Deck not currently available.


SQLSaturday #267 LisbonSession: Triple Trouble – Running a SQL Failover Cluster on a Cluster from a Cluster
Date: Saturday, 16th May, 2015.
Event: SQLSaturday #267, Lisbon portugal_flag_small
Where: Microsoft Portugal, Lisbon, 1990-110, Portugal.
Resources: Slide Deck not currently available.


SQLSaturday #267 LisbonSession: From Francesinha to Bacalhau: Real-World Database Optimization
Date: Saturday, 16th May, 2015.
Event: SQLSaturday #267, Lisbon portugal_flag_small
Where: Microsoft Portugal, Lisbon, 1990-110, Portugal.
Resources: Slide Deck not currently available.


SQLSoton_smallSession: SQL Server Failover Clustering on Windows 2012 R2 – Tips, Tricks, Best Practices and New Features
Date: Wednesday, 1st April, 2015.
Event: Southampton User Group united_kingdom_flag_small
Where: St Andrews Hall, Avenue St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Southampton.
Resources: Slide Deck not currently available.


SQLBits XIVSession: Ye Olde Cluster Curiosity Shoppe
Date: Saturday, 7th March, 2015.
Event: SQLBits XIV united_kingdom_flag_small
Where: ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London.
Resources: Slide Deck not currently available, see previous presentation.


East Midlands PASS ChapterSession: Ye Olde Cluster Curiosity Shoppe
Date: Wednesday, 18th February, 2015.
Event: East Midlands PASS Chapter united_kingdom_flag_small
Where: East Midlands PASS Chapter, YMCA, East Street, Leicester.
Resources: Slide Deck not currently available, see previous presentation.


scaled pass-summit-2014-speaking-badgeSession: Enter the Dragon: Running SQL 2014 on Windows Server Core (DBA-310)
Date: Friday, 7th November, 2014.
Event: PASS Summit 2014
Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle. usa_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck

scaled pass-summit-2014-speaking-badgeSession: Community Session: Being Buck Woody
Date: Thursday, 6th November, 2014.
Event: PASS Summit 2014
Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle. usa_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck

scaled pass-summit-2014-blogging-badgeSession: PASS 2014 Blogger
Date: Thursday, 6th November, 2014.
Event: PASS Summit 2014
Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle. usa_flag_small

Resources: 
5 Days of PASS – Day 1
5 Days of PASS – Day 2
5 Days of PASS – Day 3
5 Days of PASS – Day 4
5 Days of PASS – Day 5


speaking at porto scaledSession: Enter the Dragon: Running SQL 2014 on Windows Server Core
Date: Saturday, 18th October, 2014.
Event: SQLSaturday #267, Porto portugal_flag_small
Where: Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431 , Oporto, 4200-072, Portugal.
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Real World SQL Server High Availability Masterclass Training Day (Full Day Pre-Conference session)
Date: Saturday, 13th June, 2014.
Event: SQLSaturday #281, Edinburgh united_kingdom_flag_small
Where: John McIntyre Centre, University of Edinburgh. Scotland.
Resources: Made to attendees only.


SQLSaturday #267 LisbonSession: Ye Olde Cluster Curiosity Shoppe
Date: Saturday, 12th April, 2014.
Event: SQLSaturday #267, Lisbon portugal_flag_small
Where: Microsoft Portugal, Lisbon, 1990-110, Portugal.
Resources: Slide Deck not currently available, see previous presentation.


Session: Ye Olde Cluster Curiosity Shoppe
Date: Saturday, 21st January, 2014.
Event: SQLSupper united_kingdom_flag_small
Where: 7 Digital ,69 Wilson Street, London EC2A 2BB, UK.
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: READPAST & Furious: Transactions, Locking, and Isolation
Date: Saturday, 22nd June, 2013.
Event: SQLSaturday #229, Dublin irish_flag_small
Where: Charlemont Place, Dublin, 2, Ireland.
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: SQL Server AlwaysOn for Dummies SQLSaturday #202 Edition
Date: Friday, 3rd May, 2013.
Event: SQLSaturday #202 Edinburgh united_kingdom_flag_small
Where: University of Edinburgh, South Hall Complex, Pollock Halls, , 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY, Scotland.
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Diversity in Technology (DiTBits)
Date: Friday, 3rd May, 2013.
Event: SQLBits XI, Nottingham united_kingdom_flag_small
Where: East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel, University Park, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ.
Resources: No Slide Deck

Session: Moves Like Jagger: Upgrading to SQL Server 2012
Date: Friday, 3rd May, 2013.
Event: SQLBits XI, Nottingham united_kingdom_flag_small
Where: East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel, University Park, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ.
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: READPAST & Furious: Transactions, Locking, and Isolation
Date: Saturday, 16th March, 2013.
Event: SQLSaturday #188, Lisbon portugal_flag_small
Where: Microsoft Portugal, Lisbon, 1990-110, Portugal.
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: READPAST & Furious: Transactions, Locking, and Isolation
Date: Friday, 9th March, 2013.
Event: SQLSaturday #194 Exeter, Devon
Where: Jurys Inn Hotel Exeter, Western Way, Exeter, Devon, EX1 2DB. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Moves Like Jagger: Upgrading to SQL Server 2012
Date: Friday, 24th January, 2013.
Event: SQL London User-Group
Where: Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn for Dummies
Date: Friday, 14th December, 2012.
Event: SQL Santa
Where: Microsoft, Cardinal Place, 80-100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Moves Like Jagger: Upgrading to SQL Server 2012 (DBA-308)
Date: Thursday, 8th November, 2012.
Event: PASS Summit 2012
Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle. usa_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck

Session: READPAST & Furious: Transactions, Locking, and Isolation (DBA-309)
Date: Thursday, 8th November, 2012.
Event: PASS Summit 2012
Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle. usa_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck

Session: SQL Server AlwaysOn for Dummies (LT-100)
Date: Wednesday, 7th November, 2012.
Event: PASS Summit 2012
Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle. usa_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: READPAST & Furious: Transactions, Locking, and Isolation
Date: Saturday, 3rd November, 2012.
Event: SQLSaturday #172 Portland, Oregon
Where: 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219. usa_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: READPAST & Furious: Transactions, Locking, and Isolation
Date: Saturday, 18th October, 2012.
Event: SQL London User-Group
Where: Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: READPAST & Furious: Transactions, Locking, and Isolation
Date: Saturday, 8th September, 2012.
Event: SQLSaturday #162, Cambridge
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cambridge. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck

Session: Moves Like Jagger: Upgrading to SQL Server 2012 (1/2 hour Gold Sponsor Session)
Date: Saturday, 8th September, 2012.
Event: SQLSaturday #162, Cambridge
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cambridge. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: READPAST & Furious: Transactions, Locking, and Isolation
Date: Saturday, 4th August, 2012.
Event: SQLSaturday #158, New York
Where: Microsoft, New York. usa_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck

Session: Moves Like Jagger: Upgrading to SQL Server 2012
Date: Saturday, 4th August, 2012.
Event: SQLSaturday #158, New York
Where: Microsoft, New York. usa_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Enter the Dragon: SQL Server 2012 on Server Core
Date: Wednesday, 20th June, 2012.
Event: Leicester SQL Server User Group
Where: YMCA, East Street, Leicester. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Enter the Dragon: SQL Server 2012 on Server Core
Date: Friday, 11th May, 2012.
Event: SQLRally 2012 Dallas
Where: Dallas Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St. Dallas, Texas. usa_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Enter the Dragon: SQL Server 2012 on Server Core
Date: Friday, 26th April, 2012.
Event: Manchester SQL Server User Group
Where: The Co-operative Group, New Century House, Manchester. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Enter the Dragon: SQL Server 2012 on Server Core
Date: Thursday, 25th April, 2012.
Event: Leeds SQL Server User Group
Where: Callcredit Information Group, One Park Lane, Leeds. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Enter the Dragon: SQL Server 2012 on Server Core
Date: Friday, 30th March, 2012.
Event: SQLBits X, London
Where: Novotel, Hammersmith, London. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Moves Like Jagger: Upgrading to SQL Server 2012
Date: Saturday, 24th March, 2012.
Event: SQLSaturday #105, Dublin irish_flag_small
Where: Charlemont Place, Dublin, 2, Ireland.
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Moves Like Jagger: Upgrading to SQL Server 2012
Date: Wednesday, 21st March, 2012.
Event: 24 Hours of PASS, Spring 2012 un_flag_small
Where: Online, global event.
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Enter the Dragon: SQL Server 2012 on Server Core
Date: Saturday, 17th March, 2012.
Event: SQLSaturday #115, Lisbon portugal_flag_small
Where: Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Rua de Santa Marta, nº 56, Lisbon, 1169-023, Portugal.
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: SQL Server 2012 on Server Core
Date: Wednesday, 7th March, 2012.
Event: Southampton SQL Server User Group
Where: Avenue St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, The Avenue, Southampton. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Upgrading to SQL Server 2012 (30 minute Session)
Date: Thursday, 1st March, 2012.
Event: Cambridgeshire SQL Server User Group
Where: Newnham House 12 Cambridge Business Park, Cambridge. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: In defence of being Pessimistic
Date: Monday, 21st November, 2011.
Event: Cambridgeshire SQL Server User Group
Where: Newnham House, 12 Cambridge Business Park, Cambridge. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: SQL Server Clustering for Dummies (LT-100)
Date: 2011.
Event: PASS Summit 2011
Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle. usa_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Enter the Dragon: SQL Server 2012 on Server Core at SQLRelay 1
Date: 2011.
Event: Enter the Dragon: SQL Server 2012 on Server Core
Where: London, UK usa_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: READPAST & Furious: Transactions, Locking, and Isolation
Date: Friday, 30th September, 2011.
Event: SQLBits 9, Liverpool
Where: Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Posh Clustering
Date: Saturday, 1st October, 2011.
Event: SQLBits 9, Liverpool
Where: Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Orders of Magnitude – Scaling your SQL Server Data
Date: Friday, 11th May, 2011.
Event: SQLRally 2011 Orlando
Where: The Orlando World Center
Resort Marriott, Orlando, Florida. usa_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: SQL Server Clustering for Dummies
Date: Saturday, 9th April, 2011.
Event: SQLBits 8, Brighton
Where: The Grand Hotel, Brighton. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck


Session: Thinking outside the Box. Learning a little about a lot
Date: Saturday, 2nd November, 2011.
Event: SQLBits 7, York
Where: University of York, York. united_kingdom_flag_small
Resources: Slide Deck

Lots more past history and resources to follow! Updates never cease…

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