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SQL Saturday Tirana (Albania)

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I’m very exciting to announce that we will have next SQL Saturday event in Albania, Tirana, which is going to be held on 4th Oct, 2014.

While around the World there are many SQL Saturday, our one will be very attractive and we just have first submissions from well-known speakers and why not if you want to be part of our community you can apply for a session at least and later on the next month we will create the agenda with full details (who will speak, what will speak etc).

I will be there also where I decide to speak something between SQL and Azure SQL Databases, to be more specific my session will cover lot of info how to work with SQL Databases and publishing them in to the Azure then how to administer them from the Azure portal and much more…

So, from here I encourage you to  be part of our SQL Community and you will be very welcome!

See you at SQL Saturday Albania (Tirana) #sqlsat344 #sqlsatAlbania #sqlsatTirana …

 

SQL Server 2014 CTP2 …ready to download

Announced and available for download the SQL Server 2014 CTP2:

Release Note:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn169381%28v=sql.15%29.aspx?lc=1033

Download Location:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dn205290.aspx

…and something that is very welcome for the community is the live from the PASS Summit 2013 is here:

PASS Summit 2013 – Live

Enjoy…

Recap of our SQL Saturday #225 in Kosovo, Prishtina

SQL Saturday Kosovo #225, happened last week and I’m very happy that we did for the first time in Balkan region!

Special thanks goes to the sponsors Ipko FoundationPASSMicrosoftICK (Innovation Center Kosovo), RedgateWroxPluralSightxSQL SoftwareDigjitale.com, Nescafe as well as Albanian SQL Server Users Group > ALSSUG.

We had just one track this time and with great speakers & their strong experience ( Dejan Sarka, Niko Neugebauer, Mladen Prajdic, Turgay Sahtiyan and Matija Lah), and for more details about their presentations you can find here.

As first time SQL Saturday in our country, the event went well and we had 118 registered attendees and 82 were present in the event for all the day of the 18th May, 2013. Thanks to the Niko as my mentor for this successfully event and I need to say thank you also to my friends who helped me a lot during the organization of the event (Betim Drenica, Florim Maxhuni, Milot Rexhepi).

Starting to look forward for the next one, soon! … stay tuned!

Some of the photos of our event:

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Categories: Events, Free, MVP, PASS, SSC

SQL Saturday Kosovo #225

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I’m so exciting to announce that the SQL Saturday Kosovo is going to be held on May 18, 2013 and it’s our firs time SQL Saturday where I will speak also. However I’ve started the challenge journey to organize things properly. The most important thing here for our local community is that the list of the speakers will be all the MVPs for SQL Server.

More information will be in our official website at SQL Saturday #225 Kosovo.

ALSSUG & ALNUG Second Meeting

Yesterday, my friend Betim Drenica (B | T) as Leader of the ALNUG (Albanian .Net Users Group) and I as leader of the ALSSUG (Albanian SQL Server Users Group) have organized second meeting of our UG in very lovely environment at Innovation Center of Kosovo, in Prishtina.

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We had nice sessions about SQL Server window Functions, C# 5, Web Services yesterday & today and two light talks. Event went well and we had a great audience around 45 people. Also lot of the discussions and encouraging the audience to speak something from their experience in the next events.

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Need to say “thank you” to our sponsors and supporters: ICK (Innovation Center of Kosovo), STIKK (Kosovo Association of Information and Communication Technology), and other sponsors that are available in our official website!

Tech Days 2012 in Kosovo

Another Tech Days Prishtina where I will speak about SQL Server 2012 for IT Pros. After a success event in Tirana (Albania), next week in Tech Days Kosovo 2012, I’m honored to be part of the speakers team, where I will speak about SQL Server 2012 new arrivals. According to the previous Tech Days events we will have a great audience over 350 attendees, seems this year will be more than that! However, the event will have in parallel two tracks, the Dev Track with the speakers (Karl Davies-Barrett, Betim Drenica, Arian Celina, Rexhep Kqiku & Lamir Shkurti) and IT Pro Track with speakers (Damien Caro, Dimitar Grozdanov, Driart Elshani & Dukagjin Maloku). The agenda information:

IT Pro Track: aka DPro-Track, while all speakers name started with D!

  • Damien Caro – All about the Cloud-s
  • Dimitar Grozdanov – Learn how to start building your privat cloud
  • Driart Elshani – MS Forefront TMG implementation in the Kosova’s Government IT infrastructure (success story)
  • Dukagjin Maloku – 10 reason to love SQL Server 2012
  • Damien Caro – Windows Server 8

Dev Track

  • Karl Davis-Barrett – Windows 8 a ride on the Metro Application Platform
  • Betim Drenica – Windows Phone Applications using Windows Azure
  • Arian Celina – MVC 4 and WebAPI
  • Lamir Shkurti – 10 reason to love SQL Server 2012 for Developers
  • Rexhep Kqiku – What’s new in VS11 (oriented in ALM)

Links to register for  Tech Days & IT Camp are:

Tech Days Kosovo 2012

IT Camp

Stay Tuned!

Tech Days Albania 2012

I’m very excited for the invitation to present at TechDays Albania 2012, which will be held on April 19, 2012 in Tirana. The event will be held on the perfect environment of the Tirana International Hotel. Well, for the first time we have only Albanian speakers except our guest Karl Davies Barrett. I will be honored to present Top 10 reason to Love SQL Server 2012 for Developers, where I will try to bring really ten things that are attractive for the developers in SQL Server 2012.

In parallel with the Tech Days Albania 2012, the Microsoft will organize also the IT Camp which is totally oriented to the Cloud Technology.

Agenda for the Tech Days Albania 2012:

What’s New – Windows 8

It’s Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It’s an all-new touch interface. It’s a new Windows for new devices.

Windows Identity Foundation

The Windows Identity Foundation helps simplify user access for developers by externalizing user access from applications via claims and reducing development effort with pre-built security logic and integrated .NET tools.

10 reason to love SQL Server 2012 for the Developers

Microsoft SQL Server is a cloud-ready information platform that will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organization and quickly build solutions to extend data across on-premises and public cloud, backed by mission critical confidence.

MVC 4 for Web Applications

ASP.NET MVC 4 is a framework for developing highly testable and maintainable Web applications by leveraging the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. The framework encourages developers to maintain a clear separation of concerns among the responsibilities of the application – the UI logic using the view, user-input handling using the controller, and the domain logic using the model.

Take a ride on the Metro Application Platform

What should you be doing to prepare for Windows 8, and to what extent will you have to revise your existing skill set? This session answers these questions and more as it takes you under the hood and demonstrates how to write Metro applications

What’s New in Visual Studio 11

This section contains information about some of the important enhancements to Visual Studio 11 Beta

I will put the list of the speakers who will cover the agenda above:

Arben Murtaj – Microsoft Albania, Technology Strategist
Karl Davis Barrett (@karl_db) – Developer Platform Evangelist @ Microsoft
Elton Ropi – Software Architect at ikubINFO
Dukagjin Maloku (@DugiDBA)- Leader of the Albanian SQL Server Users Group
Betim Drenica (@betimdrenica)- Leader of the Albanian .Net Users Group
Arian Celina (@ariancelina)- Software developer

Stay Tuned

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