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10/2016 Sarpedon Quality Lab now operating from Frankfurt am Main
In October 2016, our headquarters moved to Frankfurt am Main.
Home to the European Central Bank, the world’s largest Internet hub, the Deutsche Bahn, of Lufthansa, and with direct connections to destinations in Asia and the United States.






Frankfurt am Main - Skyline
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05/2016 SQL Server Master-Class High Availability with SQL Server 2014 in June
It’s official: The next Master-Class takes place in Frankfurt am Main from 20-22 May and will tackle the topic High Availability. Be ready for 3 full days of intense learning and practice of Windows Failover Cluster, SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances und AlwaysOn Availability Groups: What to consider when you want to reach veritable High Availability and need maintenance windows that can actually be planned. Further information and pre-registration: Workshop High Availability with SQL Server AlwaysOn (SHA) - By the way, the last Master-Class in November was booked out within 4 weeks. Therefore, we recommend you reserve a spot as soon as possible.


04/2016 Conferences in the Middle East, UK and Asia
After having presented at conferences in Asia for the first time last year, this year we have not only been invited to speak at conferences in Asia again (more about it later), but also for the very first time in the Middle East, at the conference SQL Gulf 3.
SQL Gulf
There, Andreas Wolter will present two key areas of the new SQL Server 2016: The new security features and the improvements for the In-Memory technologies Columnstore and In-Memory OLTP:
SQL Server 2016 – the Evolution of In-Memory technologies
SQL Server 2016 – the Security Release
The SQL Gulf 3 takes place on 23 April 2016 in Riyad, Saudi Arabia.
Two weeks later, we will be presenting at the SQL Bits XV conference in Liverpool, Great Britain
SQL Bits
- likewise on security in SQL Server 2016:
SQL Server 2016-Security Obscurity und Encryption-extend
And come summer, we will be speaking at the SQL Server Geeks Conference in Bangalore, India for the second time - Asia's largest SQL Server conference.


02/2016 Presentation on Security Features in SQL Server 2016 with the Head of the Microsoft Security Team from Redmond at the SQLKonferenz
From  23-25 February, the SQLKonferenz takes place in Darmstadt.
We are happy to be able to support the PASS Deutschland e.V. Community as a Silver Sponsor of the Conference. You are very welcome to stop by at our stand.
Sarpedon Quality Lab is not only sponsor but also represented by Andreas Wolter, who be a speaker again. This time, Joachim Hammer, Head of the Security Team of SQL Engines (Azure, In-Memory, APS, SQL Server) is doing us the honor of introducing the new security features in SQL Server 2016 together with Andreas Wolter:

24 Feb 13:30-14:30 SQL Server 2016 – The Security release – News from Redmond
In this session, Joachim Hammer, Program Manager of the Security-Team for the relational SQL Engines in Redmond, and Andreas Wolter, Microsoft Certified Solutions Master for the Data Platform, will give insights into the most important security features of SQL Server 2016. In fact, this release will introduce completely new features that serve data security on different levels. The top 3 features are: Dynamic Data Masking, Row Level Security, and, as a highlight: Always Encrypted. The session will provide technical insights and demos but also hints to security traps as well as the unique opportunity to address questions regarding implementation details and the development process directly to the head of development. This session aims to assist Administrators as well as Developers in determining the right technologies for their needs.
Complete agenda
We are looking forward to interesting discussions at our stand and will be happy to answer all your questions.


Sarpedon Quality Lab at the Microsoft Technical Summit 2015
For the third time since 2013, we are represented at the Microsoft Technical Summit 2015 - the largest German-speaking Microsoft conference für Developers und IT-Professionals.
We look foward to welcoming you from 17-19 November in Darmstadt.
How to register


PASS Summit 2015 in Seattle
The PASS Summit is the largest conference worldwide for SQL Server Professionals.
Since 2009, we have been participating at every PASS Summit and have given a total of 5 presentations.
In 2015, Andreas Wolter will be presenting in Seattle on Extended Events: "Capturing and Analyzing Deadlocks with Extended Events".
PASS Summit 2015


PASS Essential "SQL Server Analyse Techniken + Tools" with Andreas Wolter
On 12 October 2015, the full-day workshop PASS Essential takes place in Munich with MCSM and MVP Andreas Wolter.
On that day, you will be learning at favorable conditions:
Analysis Methods and Approaches
   What is a baseline, why is it needed, and how do I set up one?
   Performance Impact through anaylses and Best Practices
Introduction to
Analysis Techniques
   Analysis Tools
After completing the workshop, you will be able to identify which part area in SQL Server a subsequent analysis should focus on, you will assees which steps must be implemented for an analysis, and which tools & techniques will be used in the process.
For more information and to register, please click here

With this PASS Essential workshop we are supporting the German SQL Server Community: PASS Deutschland e.V.


Sarpedon Quality Lab at Conferences in Malaysia and India
In August, Sarpedon Quality Lab was present at conferences in Asia for the first time ever, giving 2 presentations each on In-Memory OLTP, Extended Events and SQL Server Security at the SQL Server Geeks Summit 2015 in Bangalore/India, "Asia’s First SQL Conference," as well as at SQLSaturday Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.
SQL Server Geeks Summit 2015   SQL Saturday Malaysia


We are "Triple-M"
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master Data Platform, SQL Server 2012: MCSM
Microsoft Certified Master SQL Server 2018: MCM
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Data Platform/SQL Server: MVP