I'll be speaking at several cities in Ireland next week. If you live in Ireland, please come and see my sessions. I'll be talking about stored procedure best practices, disk IO tuning for SQL Server 2005, and what I call "Bare Metal Tuning" (i.e. tuning a SQL Server platform from the time of server construction onward).
I owe a special thanks to Niall Flanagan, a SQL Server MVP in Ireland, for working tirelessly to set up the speaking tour and to all of the local user group leaders who are so generously hosting me in their cities.
Here's the schedule:
Mon – Galway User Group 19:00 – 21:00
Tue – Cork User Group – 19:00-21:00
Wed – Dublin User Group – (3 hours to cover both topics)
Thu – Belfast (NI) Group – 19:30 – 21:30
Drop me a note if you need more details.