SQL Down Under Code Camp begins

Two days of intensive SQL Server training, thanks to experts from around Australia and Kevin Kline from the US. All the Australian SQL Server MVPs are coming (five here so far, two more coming soon). The coffee is great (thanks Peter), the company is great, and there are so many more people here (than last year) because there is also a Security Camp on at the same time. All the user-group leads are here, including Perth and the new Hobart group (Jason Cook‘s getting this going), which means every Australian state is represented. I’m sure other people will be blogging … Continue reading SQL Down Under Code Camp begins

User Group meeting with Christine Bishop

Yesterday we had Christine Bishop come to Adelaide. She’s the Product Marketing Manager for SQL Server and BI for Microsoft Australia. That makes her handy to know if you’re in the SQL space, and we had a nice crowd come along to the user group to meet her. One thing that made this meeting different to the usual is that Christine isn’t overly technical. She’s not bad, but compared to the people in the crowd listening to her, she would’ve been in the less technical half. Normally we’d have some in depth technical session, showing people how to do particular … Continue reading User Group meeting with Christine Bishop

MVP award renewed

I got a nice email this morning, telling me that my MVP status has been renewed for another year. Just went through the whole NDA process again, so that I can continue to be listed at https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/rob, and continue to use the MVP logo. I don’t know who is in the list of new MVPs this trimester yet. It’s always good to find out who has been recognised for their efforts in the community. My tip is that Jeff Wharton will get awarded soon – he’s very active in the community, and runs the SQL Server User Group in Canberra. … Continue reading MVP award renewed