This user group like all user groups is dependent one the contributions of its members. As Microsoft sponsors both the venue as well as food and beverages we have little need for financial contribution but are always looking for speakers and other volunteers.


We currently have 3 speaking slots per session and 11 sessions a year (There is no user group in January) we therefore have 33 speaking slots a year that we want to fill. Speaking at a user group is a fantastic way to enhance your speaking skills. The user group is a friendly, supportive environment where even the most junior speakers can take part.

The current list of speakers for the year can be seen below.

2016 schedule

Short Talk 1 (15 min) Short Talk 2 (15 min) Main Talk (60 min)
9 Feb Xander Smuts
SQL for Devs
Franscois Pienaar
Service broker
Jacques Mostert
Power BI for the DBA
8 Mar Sean Pearce
Boosting Management Studio for Productivity
Michael Johnson
An idiots guide to learning SQL
Jean-Peirre Voogt
Getting started with temporal tables
12 Apr TBA Mark White
Michael Johnson
First look at Azure Data Warehouse
10 May Bhavesh Lala
TBA Gail Shaw
Query store
14 Jun TBA TBA Sifiso Ndlovu
Multiple options For transposing rows and columns
12 Jul Lightning Talks (10 Talks)
9 Aug TBA TBA Briton Gudhlanga

Change Data Capture

11 Oct Michael Johnson – TBA TBA TBA
13 Dec Year end function & SQL Quiz

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