17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

Platinum Sponsor

Mark Broadbent

Mark Broadbent is a SQL Server MCM and speaker with extensive experience working with numerous HADR & upgrade solutions and deployments. In 2011 he was awarded Microsoft's Community Contributor award and in 2012 also received the PASS Outstanding Volunteer award. Mark currently serves as a PASS UK Regional Mentor, is the founder and event lead to SQLSaturday Cambridge (the UK's first SQLSaturday) and runs the Cambridgeshire SQL User Group which is a PASS Chapter. He has previously presented at SQLBits 7/8/9/X/XI, SQLRally 1/2, SQLRelay, PASS Summit 2011/12 and SQLSaturday's Lisbon, Dublin, Edinburgh, New York, Cambridge and Portland.
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Mark Broadbent has submitted 2 sessions for SQLBits 12, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

Welcome to the strange and mysterious world of SQL Failover Clustering and enter Ye Olde Cluster Curiosity Shoppe where we will reveal a miscellany of top tips, tricks and advice gained from the field!
Has your SQL Server or Databases been taken over by a malevolent force? Worry not, for we shall open the pages of The Necronomicon, SQL Server Book of the Dead, and through its Ancient scripture and verse resurrect them back to life.

Previous Sessions

Generalize your skills so you can specialize on SQL Server.
Are you uncomfortable with the idea of SQL Server Clustering? Do you currently use it and are scared to go near your Clustered Instances and their physical hosts? Stop worrying and learn the "Dark Art" of SQL Server Cluster administration.
In this session we will investigate SQL Server concurrency and reveal some very surprising and thought provoking behaviors.
In this session we shall demonstrate configuration, installation and administration of SQL Server 2012 on Server 2008R2 Core. We shall discuss Command line and PowerShell configuration, Installation of SQL, Remote Administration and Clustering.
Upgrading SQL Server is one of the most challenging and risky operations that you will perform as a DBA. Make the wrong move, and you could be heading for the exit. In this diverse session, we'll take an in-depth look at moving to SQL Server 2012.
Has your SQL Server or Databases been taken over by a malevolent force? Worry not, for we shall open the pages of The Necronomicon, SQL Server Book of the Dead, and through its Ancient scripture and verse resurrect them back to life.

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Inside SQLSaturday: Niko Neugebauer & SQLSaturday Lisbon 07 Apr 2014
Welcome to the second thrilling ;) instalment of Inside SQLSaturday, and today I am joined by Portugal’s very own Niko Neugebauer (web|twitter). Niko is the event lead to SQLSaturday Lisbon which holds the honour of being the first SQLSaturday *ever* … Continue reading →

Inside SQLSaturday: Jonathan Allen & SQLSaturday Exeter 12 Mar 2014
In the first of a new and ongoing series of Inside SQLSaturday posts, which I hope will give you an insight into the phenomena known as SQLSaturday, I would first like to¬†introduce you to Jonathan Allen (blog|twitter) who currently runs … Continue reading →

ROLLBACK damn you! 05 Mar 2014
A good question was asked on #SQLHELP the other day regarding the use of XACT_ABORT ON -¬†”If you don’t have a BEGIN TRAN COMMIT TRAN in a stored procedure, will SET XACT_ABORT ON do anything?”. My immediate reply to this … Continue reading →

Twelve is a Magic Number 04 Mar 2014
A massive congratulations to the SQLBits team for announcing what will become the 12th iteration of the UKs finest and largest SQL Server conference. Putting on events at this scale by such a small core team demands huge respect and … Continue reading →

Read your old CHM files from network storage on Windows 8 11 Feb 2014
I was just recently going through my old SQL Server documents and reference material and attempting to organize and tidy things up, when I re-discovered a huge collection of literature that even now is incredibly useful. The only problem is … Continue reading →