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 TimeAdministration - Room: SW5 Rm 1840Business Intelligence - Room: SW3, Rm 1710Development - Room: SW5 Rm 1850Expanded Horizons - Room: SW3, Rm 1750
08:00 AMSQLSaturday 114

Registration

Level: Beginner
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Registration

Level: Beginner
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Registration

Level: Beginner
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Registration

Level: Beginner
9:30 AMRick Morelan

Avoid Errors on Errors

Level: Intermediate

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William E. Pearson III

Bridging the Chasm: BI Theory vs. Practice

Level: Beginner
John Huang

Introduction to SQL Server Development (2hours)

Level: Intermediate

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Cathy Dumas

Analysis Services Tabular Modeling 101

Level: Intermediate

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10:45 AMRick Morelan

Basic Performance Tips and Gotchas

Level: Beginner

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William E. Pearson III

Design and Implement BI Like Edison!

Level: Beginner
John Huang

Introduction to SQL Server Development (2hours)

Level: Intermediate

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Paul Turley

Power View and PowerPivot: High-Octane Self-Servic

Level: Intermediate
11:45 AMSQLSaturday 114

Lunch

Level: Beginner
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Lunch

Level: Beginner
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Lunch

Level: Beginner
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Lunch

Level: Beginner
01:00 PMDonabel Santos

ETL with SSIS for Beginners

Level: Beginner

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Paul Turley

Dashboard Design: Making Reports Pop

Level: Intermediate
Microsoft Microsoft

Reserved for Microsoft

Level: Beginner
Trent Mera

Baselines

Level: Beginner
02:15 PMSQLSaturday 114

Raffle Draws

Level: Beginner
SQLSaturday 114

Raffle Draws

Level: Beginner
SQLSaturday 114

Raffle Draws

Level: Beginner
SQLSaturday 114

Raffle Draws

Level: Beginner
02:30 PMMicrosoft Microsoft

Reserved for Microsoft

Level: Beginner
John Huang

Advanced SQL Certifications

Level: Intermediate
Steve Stedman

Unleashing Common Table Expressions in SQL Server

Level: Intermediate

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Donabel Santos

You did what with PowerShell?!

Level: Intermediate

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03:45 PMSteve Stedman

Using SSRS reports to analyze SQL Server health

Level: Intermediate

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Cathy Dumas

Using DirectQuery

Level: Intermediate

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Dev Nambi

Database Development: Keep It Agile, Not Fragile

Level: Intermediate

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Michael Lato

Design Planning

Level: Beginner

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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
Advanced SQL CertificationsJohn HuangIntermediate
Analysis Services Tabular Modeling 101Cathy DumasIntermediate
Analysis Services Tabular Modeling 101Cathy DumasIntermediate
Attribute Discretization in Analysis Services (BI)William E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Avoid Errors on ErrorsRick MorelanIntermediate
BaselinesTrent MeraBeginner
Basic Performance Tips and GotchasRick MorelanBeginner
Becoming DAX: An Introduction ... William E. Pearson IIIIntermediate
Beyond Plateaux: Optimize SSAS with Best PracticesWilliam E. Pearson IIIIntermediate
Bridging the Chasm: BI Theory vs. PracticeWilliam E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Dashboard Design: Making Reports PopPaul TurleyIntermediate
Data Visualization ChoicesPaul TurleyIntermediate
Database Development: Keep It Agile, Not FragileDev NambiIntermediate
DBCC HaveFunJohn HuangAdvanced
Design and Implement BI Like Edison! William E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Design PlanningMichael LatoBeginner
Discussion-Time Analytics: BI for smart meetingsBenjamin MullerIntermediate
Documenting Your Integrated Microsoft BI SolutionWilliam E. Pearson IIIIntermediate
ETL with SSIS for BeginnersDonabel SantosBeginner
Getting Started with MDX: The (Very) BasicsWilliam E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Installing & Configuring a SharePoint BI SolutionPaul TurleyAdvanced
Introduction to SQL Server DevelopmentRick MorelanBeginner
Introduction to SQL Server Development (2hours)John HuangIntermediate
LunchSQLSaturday 114Beginner
Many-to-Many: Multiple Calendars in a Single Cube William E. Pearson IIIAdvanced
Oh, so Tabular!Paul TurleyIntermediate
Overcoming Barriers and Avoiding Mistakes with BIWilliam E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Overcoming Barriers and Avoiding Mistakes with BIWilliam E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Power View and PowerPivot: High-Octane Self-ServicPaul TurleyIntermediate
PowerPivot for Excel: For Those Unacquainted ... William E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Raffle DrawsSQLSaturday 114Beginner
RegistrationSQLSaturday 114Beginner
Reserved for MicrosoftMicrosoft MicrosoftBeginner
Self-service BI with Power ViewBenjamin MullerBeginner
Serene Velocity: Reporting Services and SSAS DataWilliam E. Pearson IIIIntermediate
So you've built a cube...Now what? MDX essentialsPaul TurleyBeginner
Social Analytics with SQL ServerScott StaufferBeginner
SQL Server Reporting Services - Beyond the BasicsDonabel SantosIntermediate
Tabular performance and scaleCathy DumasIntermediate
Tabular performance and scaleCathy DumasIntermediate
Temp Objects and Dynamic SQLsJohn HuangIntermediate
TSQL Basics - SQL Server Join TypesSteve StedmanBeginner
Unleashing Common Table Expressions in SQL ServerSteve StedmanIntermediate
Using DirectQueryCathy DumasIntermediate
Using DirectQueryCathy DumasIntermediate
Using SSRS reports to analyze SQL Server healthSteve StedmanIntermediate
Visual Report Design: Bringing Sexy BackPaul TurleyIntermediate
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.

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