Schedule

Here is our schedule for the upcoming event. We've done our best to provide a good mix of topics and skill levels, we hope you'll find something of interest throughout the day. Our thanks to the speakers listed below for volunteering their time, we couldn't do it without them. If there are schedule changes we will make them here as they happen. We encourage you to check back a few days before the event just in case we have had to move one of your favorite sessions.

Note: Some speakers alternately upload their sessions to their own blog sites, which you can locate their site when you click on their session below.

Start TimeCapitol Hill - Room: Room 2003Montlake - Room: Room 2007Pioneer Square - Room: Room 2011Queen Anne - Room: Room 2015
07:45 AMRegistration Registration

Registration

Level: Beginner
Registration Registration

Registration

Level: Beginner
Registration Registration

Registration

Level: Beginner
Registration Registration

Registration

Level: Beginner
08:45 AMBuck Woody

KeyNote

Level: Beginner
Buck Woody

KeyNote

Level: Beginner
Buck Woody

KeyNote

Level: Beginner
Buck Woody

KeyNote

Level: Beginner
09:45 AMSteve Stedman

Unleashing Common Table Expressions in SQL Server

Level: Intermediate

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Paul Turley

Dashboard Design: Making Reports Pop

Level: Intermediate

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Robert Davis

Replication Magic: Initializing From Backups

Level: Advanced

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John Huang

Parallel Task Scheduling with T-SQL

Level: Advanced

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11:00 AMMark Simms

The Elephant in the Room (Hadoop for DBAs)

Level: Intermediate

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Wil Sisney

5 SSIS Tricks to Take You from Beginner to Awesome

Level: Beginner

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Mark Tabladillo

Enterprise Data Mining with SQL Server

Level: Intermediate

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Hugo Kornelis

Advanced indexing

Level: Advanced

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12:00 PMlunch Session

Presentations by Red-Gate and Quest.

Level: Beginner
lunch Session

Presentations by Red-Gate and Quest.

Level: Beginner
lunch Session

Presentations by Red-Gate and Quest.

Level: Beginner
lunch Session

Presentations by Red-Gate and Quest.

Level: Beginner
02:00 PMPiotr Palka

Database lifecycle with Visual Studio 2010 and TFS

Level: Beginner

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Donabel Santos

SQL Server Reporting Services - Beyond the Basics

Level: Intermediate

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Merrill Aldrich

PowerShell 101

Level: Beginner

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Argenis Fernandez

Troubleshooting SQL Server with SysInternals Tools

Level: Advanced
03:15 PMDev Nambi

Database Development: Keep It Agile, Not Fragile

Level: Intermediate

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Douglas Barrett

Data Warehousing Update

Level: Advanced

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Aaron Nelson

PowerShell for Data Professionals

Level: Intermediate

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Diane Robey

Merge Replication for High Availability

Level: Intermediate

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04:30 PMRick Morelan

Basic Performance Tips and Gotchas

Level: Beginner

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David Eichner

SRS Report Builder for Business Intelligence

Level: Beginner

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Kevin Kline

Top 10 Admin Mistakes on SQL Server

Level: Intermediate

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Wesley Brown

Fundamentals of SAN, NAS and IP Storage

Level: Intermediate

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05:30 PMPrize Drawings

Prize Drawings, thank yous.

Level: Beginner
Prize Drawings

Prize Drawings, thank yous.

Level: Beginner
Prize Drawings

Prize Drawings, thank yous.

Level: Beginner
Prize Drawings

Prize Drawings, thank yous.

Level: Beginner


Submitted Sessions

Here is the list of sessions submitted so far. Our goal is to feature as many different speakers and topics as possible, but space limitations prevent us from accepting every session. This list is also a great way for those thinking about speaking to see what might be on the agenda and enter a session that doesn't collide with an existing one.

TitleSpeakerLevel
Steve StedmanIntermediate
5 SSIS Tricks to Take You from Beginner to AwesomeWil SisneyBeginner
A Preview of High Availability in SQL Server 2012Allan HirtIntermediate
Advanced indexingHugo KornelisAdvanced
All about MERGEHugo KornelisIntermediate
Applied Enterprise Semantic MiningMark TabladilloIntermediate
Automate Policy-Based Management using PowerShellAllen WhiteAdvanced
Automating SQL Tools with PowerShellAaron NelsonIntermediate
Automating SQL Tools with PowerShellAaron NelsonIntermediate
Automation tricks for the DBAChuck LathropeIntermediate
Avoid Errors on ErrorsRick MorelanIntermediate
Basic Performance Tips and GotchasRick MorelanBeginner
Benchmarking, Baselines and Monitoring StorageWesley BrownBeginner
Considering switching careers and become a DBA?Argenis FernandezBeginner
Create a Monitoring Server for SQL Server with PowLaerte JuniorAdvanced
Dashboard Design: Making Reports PopPaul TurleyIntermediate
Data Mining with Excel 2010 and PowerPivotMark TabladilloIntermediate
Data Visualization ChoicesPaul TurleyIntermediate
Data Warehousing UpdateDouglas Barrett Advanced
Database Development: Keep It Agile, Not FragileDev NambiIntermediate
Database lifecycle with Visual Studio 2010 and TFSPiotr PalkaBeginner
DBA Superstar: CMS, PBM and EPMF in 45 minutes.Argenis FernandezIntermediate
Discussion-Time Analytics: BI for smart meetingsBenjamin J. MullerIntermediate
Disk IO Tuning for Microsoft SQL ServerKevin KlineIntermediate
Enterprise Data Mining with SQL ServerMark TabladilloIntermediate
Error Handling in ETLMichael SextonBeginner
ETL as MDMMichael SextonIntermediate
ETL with SSIS for BeginnersDonabel SantosBeginner
Extend any software or data source to your phoneAaron AllisonIntermediate
Form And Substance: The “T” of ETLMichael SextonIntermediate
From Here to There: Data Migration TechniquesMerrill AldrichIntermediate
Fundamentals of SAN, NAS and IP StorageWesley BrownIntermediate
Gather SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShellAllen WhiteIntermediate
Getting Started with Windows and SQL on Amazon WebMiles WardIntermediate
HA / DR Approaches for SQL Server on the CloudMiles WardIntermediate
How to Configure Database OptionsBrad McGeheeBeginner
How to Defragment Indexes for Peak PerformanceBrad McGeheeBeginner
How to Optimize tempb PerformanceBrad McGeheeIntermediate
Indexing basicsHugo KornelisIntermediate
Inside the SQL Server Transaction LogBrad McGeheeIntermediate
Installing & Configuring a SharePoint BI SolutionPaul TurleyIntermediate
Installing & Configuring a SharePoint BI SolutionPaul TurleyAdvanced
Introducing SQL Azure DatabaseSelcin TurkarslanBeginner
Is That A Failover Cluster On Your Laptop?Allan HirtIntermediate
Is That A Failover Cluster On Your Laptop?Allan HirtIntermediate
KeyNoteBuck WoodyBeginner
Making the most of SQL2012 and Sharepoint 2010 ronen chennIntermediate
Manage SQL Server 2012 on Server Core w/PowerShellAllen WhiteAdvanced
Meddling with Muddy DataJeremiah PeschkaIntermediate
Merge Replication for High AvailabilityDiane RobeyIntermediate
Migration from SQL Server to SQL Azure Selcin TurkarslanIntermediate
My Morning Checklist Using SQLPSXLaerte JuniorAdvanced
Parallel Task Scheduling with T-SQLJohn HuangAdvanced
Parallel Task Scheduling with T-SQLJohn HuangAdvanced
Power View and PowerPivot: High-Octane Self-ServicPaul TurleyIntermediate
PowerShell 101Merrill AldrichBeginner
PowerShell for Data ProfessionalsAaron NelsonIntermediate
Presentations by Red-Gate and Quest.lunch SessionBeginner
Prize Drawings, thank yous.Prize DrawingsBeginner
RegistrationRegistration RegistrationBeginner
Replication Magic: Initializing From BackupsRobert DavisAdvanced
Rewrite your T-SQL for Great Good!Jeremiah PeschkaIntermediate
Scale This!Jeremiah PeschkaBeginner
Self-service BI with Power ViewBenjamin J. MullerBeginner
So Many High Availability Options, So Little TimeAllan HirtBeginner
So you want to be an enterprise DBA?Nicholas CainBeginner
So you've built a cube...Now what? MDX essentialsPaul TurleyBeginner
Social Analytics with SQL ServerScott StaufferBeginner
Social Marketing 2012 for Microsoft ProfessionalsMark TabladilloBeginner
Solid State Storage Deep DiveWesley BrownIntermediate
Speed demons - BCP, MongoDB, Hadoop, btreespatrick thompsonIntermediate
SQL 2012: Windowing and aggregates enhancementsHugo KornelisIntermediate
SQL Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SQL Respawn: Strategies for Migrating Your Server Argenis FernandezIntermediate
SQL Server 2012: Column store indexesHugo KornelisAdvanced
SQL Server Dos and Don'ts: Keys to DBA NirvanaAllan HirtBeginner
SQL Server Internals & ArchitectureKevin KlineIntermediate
SQL Server Reporting Services - Beyond the BasicsDonabel SantosIntermediate
SQL XML made easyRick MorelanIntermediate
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
Storage Scalability in the CloudMiles WardIntermediate
Team Management FundamentalsKevin KlineIntermediate
The Elephant in the Room (Hadoop for DBAs)Mark SimmsIntermediate
The SQL Doctor is InRobert DavisIntermediate
Top 10 Admin Mistakes on SQL ServerKevin KlineIntermediate
Transactional Replication Tuning & TroubleshootingChuck LathropeIntermediate
Troubleshooting SQL Server with SysInternals ToolsArgenis FernandezAdvanced
Understanding and Preventing SQL Injection Kevin KlineIntermediate
Unleashing Common Table Expressions in SQL ServerSteve StedmanIntermediate
Upgrade from ProClarity 6.3 ronen chennIntermediate
Using SSRS reports to analyze SQL Server healthSteve StedmanIntermediate
Visual Report Design: Bringing Sexy BackPaul TurleyIntermediate
Windows Failover Clustering Basics for the DBAAllan HirtIntermediate
You did what with PowerShell?!Donabel SantosIntermediate


Suggested Sessions

Thinking about participating as a speaker but no ideas for the topic? Often our attendees will have an idea for you! Or, submit a suggestion of your own.

Suggested Session TitleSkill Level
alternative for upgrading Proclarity customersIntermediate
the way to bring PerformancePoint to a lifeIntermediate

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