This year’s SQL Relay events are kicking off this week with the first event being held in Edinburgh on Monday. This is followed by further events in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London.

Edinburgh – Monday 21st May
Manchester – Tuesday 22nd May
Birmingham – Wednesday 23rd May
Bristol – Thursday 24th May
London – Wednesday 30th May

Not only are Purple Frog sponsors of the events, but our lead consultant, Alex Whittles, is also the organiser of the Birmingham SQL Relay event, working with other UK SQL Server community leaders to put on these great events for the rest of the community.SQL Relay is a series of full-day conferences across the UK providing free SQL Server training sessions to the community. The sessions cover all aspects of the SQL Server platform, from DBA to Dev and BI. This year’s events are focusing on the launch and new features of SQL Server 2012.

Speakers at the events include Morris Novello (Microsoft’s SQL Server Product Manager), Andrew Fryer (Microsoft Technical Evangelist) and a host of World class MVPs (Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals) including authors, consultants, trainers and gurus such as Allan Mitchell, Tony Rogerson, Chris Testa-O’Neill, Chris Webb, Martin Bell and Jamie Thomson!

For further details of the SQL Relay events, and other free SQL Server community events, please see