Not sure, how should I explain about it, but the SQL Saturday organized by both SQLServerGeeks.com & BangaloreITPro User group was very successful. Five sessions on SQL Servers, a great line of speakers and a full house of audience makes it a perfect event. Thanks to Amit (b|t) & Kaliyan (b|t) for organizing such events.
The SQL Server Day (by SQLServerGeeks.com) was scheduled from 9:30am to 2:00pm in the Embassay Building of Microsoft in the Embassay Golf Link campus. The event was started with an introduction about SQLServerGeeks.com By Mr. Amit Bansal. Mr. Sudhir Rawat from Microsoft started the first session on New Enhancement Analysis Services in SQL Server 2012 (Code-named Denali). The session was very interactive. The second session was on PowerShell for SQL Server, by Mr. Sarabpreet Singh (b|t). The session started with an introduction to PowerShell, and covers various usage of it and how it can be used in SQL Server. The last session was by Mr. Amit Bansal on Locks in SQL Server. The session was very helpful, it clears a lot of doubt around Locks and isolation levels in SQL Server. The session was full of demos, and it was really very helpful. Amit had also mentioned that SQLServerGeeks.com will be organizing a virtual conference sometimes in November. To get all the information about future events, please register here.
BangaloreITPRO User group meeting was scheduled at 3:00pm in the Signature Building of Microsoft. Two more sessions on SQL Server were lined-up, first one by Mr. Vinod Kumar M (b|t) on Data Recovery Using Backup. He had delivered the same session on Tech-Ed this year in Bangalore, and I am fortunate enough to attend the same session twice, both in Tech-Ed and in the UG meet. The session covers various topics; Recovery Strategy, VLFs, T-Log Backup, to name a few. Along with the session, Vinod had also asked three question during his session. (I have find only one answer, searching for rest two.)
After a tea-break, Mr. Arun Balachandran started a session on Reporting Service 2008 R2 : Admin feature. The session was an introduction to Reporting Service, how to configure the Reporting Service, Build a report using Report Manager, etc. Since I am new to Reporting Services, the session was very informative.
Overall, it was a day full of learning new things about SQL Server. Waiting for the next SQL Saturday in Bangalore.