Directly from the SQL Server Release Service blog, here the latest updates for SQL Server 2014 SP2, 2016 SP1 and 2017 RTM:
…Stay Tuned! 🙂
Directly from the SQL Server Release Service blog, here the latest updates for SQL Server 2016 RTM and SP1 and 2017 RTM,:
Starting from this month, we finally get AdventureWorks on github! The direct location is https://github.com/Microsoft/sql-server-samples/releases/tag/adventureworks
Stay Tuned! 🙂
DevOpsHeroes has been a great event. We didn’t expect so many people and we could not imagine that the feedback would be so good. Quick facts:
The following radar chart is about the event date, location, quality of the sessions, quality of the speakers, food, hospitality, event design and kits:
As we can see, the overall satisfaction is really high (4/5) and everything on the venue was rated higher!
Indeed, we’ve received a good feedback also for the following questions:
Additionally, we’ve got 87% of new entries, awesome!
We have to work for the next year’s edition, in order to improve our organisation, but in the end we did very good. The number of event feedback is close to the total number of attendees, so they can be considered the source of any suggestion.
Speaking about tech sessions, including the speech made by Martin Woodward, we’ve received a set of important suggestions. We already know, our speakers are skilled and passionated, but how can we understand the people’s opinions without these surveys?
I’ve spent last two nights in browsing and reading hundreds of those sheets (almost 500, thanks again). Each of them has the following questions:
As we can see in the picture below, left side, the overall satisfaction is very high once again (expectations, interesting, valuable and presentation). On the right side, we notice that our speakers are considered experts and somehow funny and storyteller:
We’re really proud of the second edition of DevOpsHeroes. Engage IT Services and Upgrade did a great job together, and, hopefully, both companies will cooperate in the future in order to provide new formats and events like this one. A special thanks goes to Martin Woodward (Microsoft), which “crossed the seven seas” for being with us, and also to HPE for sponsoring and supporting the organisation. A great kudos goes to Silvio Di Benedetto and Giuliano Latini, who managed and followed the live streaming and the session recordings (coming soon here).
Download sessions, pics and the event stuff here.
See you next year!
Directly from the SQL Server Release Service blog, here the latest updates for SQL Server 2016 RTM & SP1:
Starting with SQL Server 2017, the SQL Server releases will follow the Modern Servicing Model, read more here.
Stay Tuned! 🙂
It’s September, a month whose the start is the beginning of many things, especially in Italy. Kids start over the schools, Companies invest, and what about projects and events?
You know, I really love to do both. But in this post I’d let you know how I feel proud about my work in the past four years. Thanks to the help of my employees and co-ops, I did organise four SQL Saturdays in Parma (2014/355, 2015/462 and 2016/566), making our small town a big SQL Server City. Who would’ve thought it? Yes, maybe in my mind, there was something that pushed me to try, but it could have an epic fail. However, I did it, and it was an astonishing set of records. It started as a quest in an Role Play game, and now we’re in front of this great SQL Saturday. Something to be really proud of.
Two years ago, I felt the need to add a new event, which would have to support a new way of thinking about the IT roles that I was aware of. And that was when DevOps came out. A new buzzword that needed to get a deep explanation, in terms of culture and approach. Combining my passion to The Simpsons series (especially considering Homer Simpson) and DevOps stuff, I’ve made up DevOpsHeroes, whose acronym is DOH, the Homer’s exclamation. And now, for the second year, Developers, IT Operations people, DBAs and PMOs will share their experience about how to integrate, cooperate and make IT world more productive. Another event, another thing to be proud of.
After the introduction, let me give you some important details about these events, sorted by upcoming date:
DevOpsHeroes 2017 – Parma (http://www.devops-heroes.net/)
Sql Saturday 2017 – Parma (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/675)
However, this year I’d to thank my helpers at Engage IT Services Srl, the great support of Upgrade Srl (Andrea, Federica and Riccardo, that organised with us the DOH event), HPE and also many communities, like DotDotNet.org and mostly our great community GetLatestVersion.it. A special thanks goes to Windowserver.it, which will record sessions, live streaming and interviews. Speaking about SQLSaturday, the sponsor page depicts how the event is supported. A big thank goes to all of them!
What the future will reserve to us in Parma? I think that I could try to add another event, maybe on IoT topics, because I feel that the world will change following that direction and also, hopefully, my newborn Giulio will play with my and some robot 🙂
Alternatives could be changing the format, like with a TED event or something like it. Who knows? I’m pretty sure that I’ll get a lot of help from now on. This year has been a demonstration of it. I started alone, and now we work in five. The last thing to be proud of. Wonderful!