SPS SQLSaturday 2016 Pre-conference Training Days

We are incredibly happy to announce the SQLSaturday Cambridge Pre-Conference and SharePoint Saturday Cambridge Pre-Conference Training Days running from Thursday 8th September to Friday 9th September.

We are operating a Buy One Get One Half-Price discount (subject to terms and conditions)! When You purchase one precon day, we will email you a 50% discount code to use for the second day.


The cost of each pre-conference session includes 3 refreshments breaks in which you will be provided with a selection of the following:

  • Tea and Coffee
  • Fresh fruit, pastries, cereal bars, yoghurts, smoothies, mini-cakes, and other delights
  • Unlimited Still & Sparkling mineral water in the meeting room
  • Working buffet lunch
  • Free Wi Fi


Thursday 8th September 2016
Data Mining Algorithms in SSAS, Excel, R, and Azure ML by Dejan Sarka (MVP/ Author)
Where Dejan will scramble your brain and explain how the most popular data mining algorithms work, when to use which algorithm, and advantages and drawbacks of each in the context of the Microsoft Data Platform.
Friday 9th September 2016
Start to Finish with Azure Data Factory by Buck Woody (Microsoft/ Author)
Buck will provide an intense, hands on training  day on Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Catalog, HDInsight (Hadoop) and much more. This is a hands on training day and attendees will benefit by bringing a trial (or full) subscription to Microsoft Azure.
[This session is a perfect complement to either of the two Thursday pre-conference sessions]
Analyze and tune SQL Server like a BOSS by Uwe Ricken (MCM/ MVP)
If you are a DBA or consultant who requires expert training and insight into how to make SQL Server go faster, then Microsoft Certified Master and DataPlatform MVP, Uwe Ricken will give you hands on training and scripts to become a BOSS.

This year the preconference training days will be held in the same venue as our community day (on Saturday 10th September) at The Møller Centre, simplifying and improving your experience.

If you require cheap accommodation options, make sure you check out our Travel and Accommodation page!