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 TimeTrack 1 - Room: N212Track 2 - Room: N213Track 3 - Room: S206Track 4 - Room: S207
08:00 AM. .

REGISTRATION

Level: Non-Technical
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REGISTRATION

Level: Non-Technical
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REGISTRATION

Level: Non-Technical
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REGISTRATION

Level: Non-Technical
08:30 AM. .

Welcome Reception S218 and s216

Level: Non-Technical
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Welcome Reception S218 and s216

Level: Non-Technical
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Welcome Reception S218 and s216

Level: Non-Technical
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Welcome Reception S218 and s216

Level: Non-Technical
09:15 AMSteve Simon

I 'wanna' learn SQL Server

Level: Beginner

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Dan Clark

Building Your First Tabular Model

Level: Beginner
John Miner

Full Text Indexing Basics

Level: Intermediate

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Wayne Sheffield

Windowing Functions in SQL Server 2012

Level: Intermediate

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10:30 AMMike Walsh

What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a DBA

Level: Beginner
Bryan Cafferky

Power Programming in SSIS 2008 R2 and 2012

Level: Intermediate
John Miner

Effective Data Warehouse Storage Patterns

Level: Advanced

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Sebastian Meine

5 Key Points for Effective T-SQL Unit Testing

Level: Intermediate
11:30 AM. .

LUNCH

Level: Non-Technical
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LUNCH

Level: Non-Technical
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LUNCH

Level: Non-Technical
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LUNCH

Level: Non-Technical
12:30 PMParesh Motiwala

Database Forensics - Part 1

Level: Advanced

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George Walters

SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Level: Beginner

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Mike Hillwig

What the VLF?

Level: Advanced
Jason Brimhall

SQL 2012 Table Compression

Level: Advanced
01:45 PMParesh Motiwala

Database Forensics - Part 2

Level: Advanced
Jack Corbett

An Introduction to Extended Events

Level: Beginner

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Sebastian Meine

15 aspects of SQL Server indexes that you might not know

Level: Intermediate
Wayne Sheffield

Table Vars & Temp Tables - What you NEED to Know!

Level: Intermediate

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03:00 PMatif yasin

Sharepoint 2013 performance point Dashboard On SSAS Cube

Level: Intermediate

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James Phillips

Creating an SSIS Framework

Level: Intermediate
Sunil Kadimdiwan

Self Service BI: Office 2013 and SQL 2012

Level: Advanced

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Dave Ramsden

Adding Strategic Value By Leveraging Business Intelligence

Level: Beginner
04:15 PMAkesh Gupta

Building Tabular Analysis Models in Excel 2013

Level: Intermediate
Jason Brimhall

Reporting Services for Mere DBAs

Level: Intermediate
George Walters

SQL Server 2012 Failover Clustering

Level: Intermediate

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Mike Hillwig

DBA's Rules for Dummies... And Developers

Level: Beginner
05:30 PMEdward Pollack

Query Optimization Crash Course

Level: Beginner

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John Flannery

Development Lifecycle with SQL Server Data Tools

Level: Intermediate

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Todd Chittenden

Master Data Management Using MDS on SQL Server 2012

Level: Intermediate
Dan Clark

Mastering Date-Time Based Analysis in DAX

Level: Intermediate


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
(a Few of) My Favorite DMVsEdward PollackBeginner
“Silly DBA, Maintenance Plans are for Kids!” John MinerIntermediate
15 aspects of SQL Server indexes that you might not knowSebastian MeineIntermediate
5 Key Points for Effective T-SQL Unit TestingSebastian MeineIntermediate
A dive into Data Quality ServicesSteve SimonIntermediate
Adding Strategic Value By Leveraging Business IntelligenceDave RamsdenBeginner
An Introduction to Extended EventsJack CorbettBeginner
Building Tabular Analysis Models in Excel 2013Akesh GuptaIntermediate
Building Your First Tabular ModelDan ClarkBeginner
Challenges to designing financial warehouses, lessons learntSteve SimonIntermediate
Creating an SSIS FrameworkJames PhillipsIntermediate
Data Career Paths and Decision Making StrategiesMelissa DemsakNon-Technical
Database design for mere developersSteve SimonIntermediate
Database Forensics - Part 1Paresh MotiwalaAdvanced
Database Forensics - Part 2Paresh MotiwalaAdvanced
DAX and the tabular modelSteve SimonIntermediate
DBA to Project Manager in 75 minutes flatParesh MotiwalaAdvanced
DBA's Rules for Dummies... And DevelopersMike HillwigBeginner
Development Lifecycle with SQL Server Data ToolsJohn FlanneryIntermediate
Dynamic SQL: Writing Efficient Queries on the FlyEdward PollackBeginner
Effective Data Warehouse Storage PatternsJohn MinerAdvanced
Full Text Indexing BasicsJohn MinerIntermediate
Grab your pick and shovelSteve SimonIntermediate
How to audit and prevent unwanted user actions.John MinerIntermediate
I 'wanna' learn SQL ServerSteve SimonBeginner
Inroduction to TriggersJack CorbettBeginner
LUNCH. .Non-Technical
Master Data Management Using MDS on SQL Server 2012Todd ChittendenIntermediate
Master Data Services Best PracticesSteve SimonIntermediate
Master Data Services decodedSteve SimonIntermediate
Mastering Date-Time Based Analysis in DAXDan ClarkIntermediate
Minimally Invasive - Tools to Doctor Up Your CodeWayne SheffieldIntermediate
Monitoring Server health via Reporting Services dashboardsSteve SimonIntermediate
Network or PerishParesh MotiwalaAdvanced
Never Have to Say "Mayday!!!" AgainMike WalshBeginner
Power Programming in SSIS 2008 R2 and 2012Bryan CafferkyIntermediate
Query Optimization Crash CourseEdward PollackBeginner
Recovery and Backup for BeginnersMike HillwigBeginner
REGISTRATION. .Non-Technical
Reporting Services for Mere DBAsJason BrimhallIntermediate
Self Service BI: Office 2013 and SQL 2012Sunil KadimdiwanAdvanced
Sharepoint 2013 performance point Dashboard On SSAS Cubeatif yasinIntermediate
Silly DBA, Maintenance Plans are for Kids!John MinerBeginner
SQL 2012 Extended EventsJason BrimhallAdvanced
SQL 2012 Table CompressionJason BrimhallAdvanced
SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability GroupsGeorge WaltersBeginner
SQL Server 2012 Failover ClusteringGeorge WaltersIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 Performance TuningGeorge WaltersIntermediate
SQL Server 2014 New FeaturesGeorge WaltersIntermediate
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SSIS 2012 - The Project Deployment ModelJohn FlanneryIntermediate
SSIS 2012 : Keeping ahead of the curveSteve SimonIntermediate
Table Vars & Temp Tables - What you NEED to Know!Wayne SheffieldIntermediate
TBDBrandon LeachNon-Technical
Traffic Directions for Database JOINsMike HillwigBeginner
Welcome Reception S218 and s216. .Non-Technical
What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a DBAMike WalshBeginner
What the VLF? Mike HillwigAdvanced
Why do we shun using tools for DBA job?Paresh MotiwalaAdvanced
Windowing Functions in SQL Server 2012Wayne SheffieldIntermediate


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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