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Coeo Session Submissions for SQLBits 2019

SQLBits, one of the best conferences for the Microsoft Data platform in the world, has recently closed the session submissions and the Coeo team has entered a great range of talks covering the different technologies within the Microsoft Data Platform.

Recovering from Disaster - a five-point plan

Too often, a disaster recovery plan can look a little like it was put together by the underpants gnomes.

Phase 1: Take database backups

Phase 2: ???

Phase 3: Recovered from disaster

Starting with taking backups isn’t the worst idea (can’t say the same for collecting underpants), but this..

First Fix and Second Fix

When DBAs are troubleshooting issues, solutions are sometimes applied in the heat of a critical incident which solve the problem, which are then walked away from because the issue has been “fixed”. With experience and a better understanding of the broader issue of long-term solutions, you..

Public Speaking - My Favourite Nightmare

Speaking at events isn’t something that comes naturally to me and I think many people who work in the tech industry find computers easier to interact with than humans. Nevertheless, I think public speaking is a really worthwhile skill; whether to small groups or large conferences it’s important..

Learn with Coeo at SQL Bits

SQL Bits is a highlight of the year for European data professionals and this February's conference schedule is shaping up to be an exciting one.

Musings of a Working Mum

Since becoming a Mum I’ve found working life hard. Really hard. Don’t get me wrong, I expected disruption and compromise but what I didn’t expect was the overwhelming feeling of guilt. Guilt I impose upon myself, I’m sure, but it’s constant. I'm pretty sure that the guilt that comes along with..

Learn to query SQL Server databases

I’m increasingly meeting people at data and tech community events who need to query SQL Server databases, but who don’t need to know how the database engine works, how to create databases – in fact how to do anything other than connect and retrieve data.  That can be a problem for some training..

Creating an environment where people love to work

As the HR Manager at Coeo I’m often asked what it takes to create a great environment where people love to work. This question is not as straightforward as sounds because we’re all unique and motivated by different things at different times in our careers. If we get married, buy a house, have..

Azure Winter Roundup

Hey all, I'm Richard and I've recently joined Coeo as a Cloud Consultant, working with Al Walderman. My background is largely System Center and Wintel but at Coeo, I'm here to focus on helping customers understand, adopt and develop with Microsoft Azure technologies.

What digital talent looks for

Coeo’s head of digital transformation recently attended a roundtable hosted by the DigiLeaders organisation about “What digital talent looks for” – an important insight about how hiring new staff is changing.

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