Workshop in Vancouver – Venue has changed

I arrived well in Canada seeing the longest immigration line ever – but luckily as the immigration process by itself is very efficient it didn’t take over an hour. Vancouver sees to be a very nice city – only the weather could be a bit better 😉 I’m looking forward to the “Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12.2 and the Cloud” workshop tomorrow and just in case you haven’t been alerted yet, there was a venue change over a week ago in order to accommodate all registered participants from the Oracle office (before) to: Hyatt Regency Vancouver…

Database Upgrade Workshops in Brussels and Utrecht

On November 24 and 25 I’ll give two full-day Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12.2 and the Oracle Cloud workshops in Brussels and Utrecht. If you want to grab a seat please hurry as I’ve got informed that only a few seats are left. Please use the registration links: November 24, 2016 – Brussels/Belgium November 25, 2016 – Utrecht/Netherlands Both workshops will happen in the Oracle offices. You’ll get the address from the above links as well. Looking forward to see you there 🙂 –Mike

Upgrade Workshop incl Hands-On in Vienna/Austria on April 9./10. – still some seats available :-)

Just in case you’ll would like to participate in an Upgrade and Migration Workshop including Hands-On in the area in and around Vienna, Austria 🙂 I’ll deliver an Upgrade workshop in the Oracle Office (IZD-Tower, 3. Stock – Wagramer Straße 19 – 1223 Wien) next week on April 9 and 10. It will include Hands-On so you’ll have to bring your laptop with Oracle Virtual Box installed and roughly 40 GB of free space to copy an image into your environment. Just in case you’d like to participate … here’s the registration link which has more details about the agenda…

Upgrade Workshops coming in March in North America

The days are getting longer, the snow is still getting deeper, and the upgrade workshops keep coming in North America! Remember that you can always go to http://events.oracle.com and plug in a keyword of “upgrade” to find upcoming live events. Roy will be the speaker at some of these events, while others will be delivered by some of our top presales technical folks like Dan Wittry: March 5: Oracle 12c Database Upgrade Seminar-Detroit (Troy, MI) March 11: Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar – Omaha (La Vista, NE) March 12: Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar – Redwood Shores, CA Sold out! March 17: Oracle 12c Database Upgrade Seminar-Calgary March 19: Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar – Seattle (Bellevue,…

Upcoming Upgrade Workshops Jan/Feb 2015

The new year will start with a good bunch of Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshops in Japan, USA, Canada and Europe: January 20, 2015 Tokyo, Japan Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar including Hands-On for Partners by invitation only February 04, 2015 Irving (Dallas), TX USA Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar – Dallas Register . February 05, 2015 Houston, TX USA Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar – Houston Register . February 09, 2015 Bratislava, Slovakia Oracle 12c Database Upgrade Seminar – Bratislava Register . February 10, 2015 Budapest, Hungary Oracle 12c Upgrade Seminar Budapest Register . February 10, 2015 Reston, VA USA Oracle 12c Upgrade Seminar Reston Register . February…

Happy New Year, Complete with New Upgrade Workshops!

With the New Year arriving in a couple of days, it is a good time to flip the page on the calendar and make plans to attend an Oracle Database Upgrade workshop! The first two workshops will be: Denver on Wednesday, January 7 (register here) Chicago on Thursday, January 8 (register here) I hope to see you (and you…and you too!) at one of these events next week!

Upgrade Workshops 2014 – Summary

2014 is almost over. Time for a quick review 🙂 Roy and I would like to thank you for attending at our workshops throughout the globe. We’ve delivered more workshops than ever before. Most of them in Europe and Asia, but we did visit also South and Middle America, Australia and – well – the US of course. See here the full workshop map: (click on the map for further details – links to Google Maps)   We delivered in 2014: 62 workshops and conferences for almost 4500 attendees 13x in Asia/Australia  5x in South/Mid America 15x in the US…

Incremental Statistics Collection improved in Oracle 12c

Traveling right now through Asia. It was Beijing for 32 hours, Toyko for 24 hours – and now we are running an internal 2-day workshop with colleagues from Korea, New Zealand, India and some other countries in Seoul. And yesterday I had the pleasure to listen to Tom Kyte to his optimizer talk at the OTN Conference in Tokyo. And I learned a lot – as always when having the chance to listen to Tom, Graham Wood and the other great experts. Oracle Database 11.1 offered a great new feature: Incremental Statistics Collection which helped a lot to make stats collection…

Beijing, Seoul – and OTN Tour Tokyo – just in one week

Uhhh … next week will be a tough traveling experience. 19870 km (12347 mi), all in cattle class on 4 different airlines. I tried to avoid Lufthansa as they canceled recently flights I heavily relied on – with no reason! And there’s still a huge risk of announcing just their 9th strike within a year and a bit. But I’m really looking forward to the workshops, to see all the colleagues, customers and of course some great friends. Roy and I will do two internal two-day workshops in Beijing and Seoul with each more than 50 participants – and we’ll…

Utrecht holds the new EMEA record now!
Plus: Updated Slide Deck

OMG … 154 people in an Database Upgrade/Migrate/Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshop! That’s the EMEA record so far for workshop attendance rates for our workshops in the past 7 years. I’m really impressed. Really!!! And you were such a great audience. I’ve had plenty of fun, lots of good discussions during the breaks and after the workshop. As the auditorium room at the Oracle location in Utrecht fits just 120 people the local marketing folks had the idea of asking Jost if he can stream the workshop to another room. The other option would have been to reject a lot…

Thanks for coming to the Upgrade Workshops in Dublin & Belfast – special thanks to my friends at LUFTHANSA

Thanks to everybody who came to our Upgrade/Migrate/Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c on Oct 14/15 in Dublin and Belfast. You were great audiences, I had plenty of fun, excellent deep dive discussion during the breaks and afterwards during the customer visits day on Thursday. And very special thanks to my colleagues from Oracle Ireland, especially Mina and Kelly-Marie, but also all the others who were involved in the events and visits and made it happen so smoothly. Everything worked perfectly well except for things not in our hands (such as the massive train delay on the way back from Belfast)….

Upcoming UPGRADE Workshops in:
Netherlands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Spain and Belgium

Wow … another OOW is over … I have returned well but a bit jetlaged on Saturday from San Fransciso. It was a pleasure to meet with so many great customers, partners, Oracle ACEs, geeks and of course colleagues from all over the world. And I’m still surprised how little DBAs and managers are aware of the upcoming end of Premier Support for Oracle Database 11.2 and still believe in “The 2nd Release Only”. But I’ll write something about this later this or next week. And as soon as my time allows (most likely in the 2nd half of October)…

Upgrade Workshops in Bucharest, Athens and Warsaw

Finally travel time is not over yet. There are 3 more workshops Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c due to happen within the next few weeks: June 17 in Bucharest, Romania in the Radisson Blu Hotel – Register here! July 10 in Athens, Greece  in the Pentelikon Hotel – Register here! July 15 in Warsaw, Poland  in the Marriot Warsaw Hotel – Register here! – CU there – Mike

LOCATION UPGRADE +++ Hamburg +++ May 15, 2014

My colleagues did an awesome job inviting so many people to our workshop in Hamburg next week. Therefore Marketing now moved it from the Oracle Office in HH to the following address: PRIVATHOTEL EGGERS Rahlstedter Straße 78 22149 Hamburg Registration will start at 9am, workshop begin is at 9:30am – and we’ll end straight at 4:30pm to catch our flight back to Munich. So please try to stay in time 😉 Looking forward to see you all next week 🙂 – Roy & Mike

New Slides + Workshop Recap:
Luxembourg, Brussels, Vienna, Geneva & Baden

The first 5 of a long workshop run are over. Thanks for coming in, your patience for hundreds of slides and plenty of new (and some old) stuff. I really enjoyed seeing you and talking to you in Luxembourg, Brussels, Vienna, Geneva and Baden in the last 3 weeks. And credits go to my colleagues Bernd Jodocy, Johan Vanden Bossche, Erwin Sulzgruber, Roger Wullschleger, Christiane Schlüter and all the others for setting up the events so well, did the inviations, assisted before, during and after the workshops – and gave me taxi rides between airports and locations. Thanks again for…