Reading SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the Reading Microsoft Data Platform User Group


Please come and join fellow IT Professionals for an evening of knowledge sharing and networking in an open, friendly environment.

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Reading SQL Server and Azure Data Services User Group - April 2018

  • In-Person @ 710 Wharfedale Road Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom (map)
  • 18:00 - 21:00 W. Europe Daylight Time
  • Language: English
  • RSVP URL: None


18:00 - Doors open and networking

18:30 - "The (real) difference between SELECT INTO and INSERT SELECT" by Roberto Marras

Exploring the difference between the 'SELECT ... INTO' and 'INSERT ... SELECT' insert statements and how SQL Server behaviour changes when using one or the other.

19:00 - "Slow running query due to Optimizer timeout" by Karl Grambow

A high-level look at the how the SQL Server optimizer works and what it means when the optimizer times out, the impact it has on query execution, and how to avoid it.

19:30 - Pizza and networking

20:00 - "Introduction to Azure IoT" by Chris Kirk

Azure IoT services allow businesses to consume data from end-devices at large scale, and this can be consumed all in real-time. This session will introduce what IoT means in Azure, how you can get your data into the cloud and how we can take action on newly discovered insights from all corners of our connected world.

21:00 - Doors close




















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