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 TimeBI - Room: Class RoomDBA 1 - Room: Stage 2DBA 2 - Room: Collaboration Station
09:00 AMPat Wright

Integrating SQL Server with Hadoop

Level: Beginner

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Russ Thomas

XPath - XQuery; I guess if I HAVE to

Level: Beginner

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Ben Miller

SQL Server TDE

Level: Intermediate

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10:15 AMJoseph D'Antoni

The Modern Analytics Architecture

Level: Intermediate
Ed Watson

"So you have a performance issue. What now?"

Level: Beginner

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Allen White

Manage SQLServer Efficiently w/PowerShell Remoting

Level: Intermediate

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11:30 AMJason Horner

Dimensional Modeling Design Patterns: Beyond Basics

Level: Intermediate
Thomas LaRock

Database Design: Size DOES Matter

Level: Intermediate
TJay Belt

Database Monitoring : Trying To Keep Sane

Level: Beginner

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12:30 PMJoseph D'Antoni

Clusters Your Way, #SANLess clusters for physical, virtual and cloud environments

Level: Non-Technical
Joseph D'Antoni

Clusters Your Way, #SANLess clusters for physical, virtual and cloud environments

Level: Non-Technical
Joseph D'Antoni

Clusters Your Way, #SANLess clusters for physical, virtual and cloud environments

Level: Non-Technical
01:30 PMKaren Lopez

$#*! Your Database Says About Me

Level: Beginner
Amy Herold

How to Keep Your DBA from Killing You

Level: Non-Technical
David Klee

Squeezing Top Performance from Your Virtualized SQL Server

Level: Intermediate

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02:45 PMReeves Smith

Increase your SSIS productivity with Biml

Level: Intermediate

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Erika Bakse

Stats Across The Stack

Level: Beginner
Randy Knight

But it worked great in Dev! Perfomance for Devs

Level: Beginner
04:00 PMTamera Clark

45 min to build your first SSRS report

Level: Beginner
Michael Fal

Managing Log File Obesity

Level: Intermediate

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Steve Jones

The Encryption Primer

Level: Beginner
05:00 PM



Level: Beginner




Level: Beginner




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
Beginner
"So you have a performance issue. What now?"Ed WatsonBeginner
$#*! Your Database Says About MeKaren LopezBeginner
45 min to build your first SSRS reportTamera ClarkBeginner
A Database Deployment RoundtableSteve JonesIntermediate
Advanced Spatial Analysis: Beyond Bubble ChartsJason HornerAdvanced
AlwaysOn – Way to get your 9’s?Warren SifreIntermediate
Automate Your ETL Infrastructure with SSIS and PowerShellAllen WhiteIntermediate
Backup Strategies are for Losers!Ed WatsonBeginner
Be Friendly to SQL Server with TSQL Best PracticesBen MillerBeginner
Big Data 101Pat WrightBeginner
Branding Yourself for a Dream JobSteve JonesBeginner
But it worked great in Dev! Perfomance for DevsRandy KnightBeginner
Capture Change and Apply it With Change Data Capture & SSISSteven WakeIntermediate
Changing Your Habits to Improve the Performance of Your T-SQLMickey StueweBeginner
Clusters Your Way, #SANLess clusters for physical, virtual and cloud environmentsJoseph D'AntoniNon-Technical
Code-Less Securing of SQL ServerArgenis FernandezIntermediate
Column Level EncryptionDavid DyeBeginner
Critical Incident Debrief; Verbal Judo for the DBARuss ThomasNon-Technical
Data Flow Architectures in Software Development Life-CycleVirginia MushkatblatIntermediate
Data Warehousing Guidelines for BI and BAM solutionsShehap El-NagarAdvanced
Data Warehousing Guidelines for BI and BAM solutionsShehap El-NagarAdvanced
Database Design Contentious IssuesKaren LopezIntermediate
Database Design: Size DOES MatterThomas LaRockIntermediate
Database Monitoring : Trying To Keep SaneTJay BeltBeginner
Database Release Management: Tips to help organize itTJay BeltIntermediate
Dealing With Errors in SSIS 2012David DyeAdvanced
Dimensional Modeling Design Patterns: Beyond BasicsJason HornerIntermediate
Dive into the Query Optimizer-Undocumented InsightBenjamin NevarezAdvanced
Documentation – you know you love itTJay BeltBeginner
Dynamic MDX: Packing a Punch into One .rdlErika BakseIntermediate
Geekin’ Out on Extended Events -Deconstructing the system_health session to solve performance issuesJanis GriffinIntermediate
How to Argue with Your Infrastructure Admins – and WinDavid KleeIntermediate
How to Keep Your DBA from Killing YouAmy HeroldNon-Technical
I'll get by with a little help from my friends.Tim CostelloBeginner
Implementing Auditing in SQL Server 2012David DyeBeginner
Increase your SSIS productivity with BimlReeves SmithIntermediate
In-Memory Columnstore Indexes--Make Your Data Warehouse Fly Joseph D'AntoniIntermediate
Integrating SQL Server with HadoopPat WrightBeginner
Introduction to FileTables in SQL 2012Warren SifreIntermediate
Introduction to Power QueryDavid DyeBeginner
Introduction to PowerPivotDavid DyeBeginner
Location Location Location Preparing and Presenting Geographic DataDavid DyeBeginner
Make SQL Server Management Studio Bark Like a Dog!Russ ThomasIntermediate
Making the Leap from Developer to DBAAmy HeroldBeginner
Manage SQLServer Efficiently w/PowerShell RemotingAllen WhiteIntermediate
Manageable SSAS Deployment StrategiesKerry TylerBeginner
Managing Log File ObesityMichael FalIntermediate
Master Data Services - 4 Key Features in 60 MinutesJohn McAllisterIntermediate
Master the Date Dimension Like a Time LordSteven WakeBeginner
Meet my new friend DAXPaul GrahamBeginner
Modern Marketing Analytics using Microsoft BINeal LevinIntermediate
Murder They WroteJason BrimhallIntermediate
Peace of Mind: Making DBCC CHECKDB Go FasterArgenis FernandezIntermediate
Performance dreams wait for you at SQL Server 2014Shehap El-NagarIntermediate
Pro Tips: Tuning the data flow in SSISTim CostelloIntermediate
Self Service Dashboarding made easy Tim CostelloBeginner
SMO Internals for High Performance PowerShellBen MillerIntermediate
Source Code Control: Revision management for the data dude.Tim CostelloBeginner
SQL 2012 Extended EventsJason BrimhallAdvanced
SQL Server Statistics – What Are The Chances?Lori EdwardsBeginner
SQL Server TDEBen MillerIntermediate
SQL Server Virtualization 101David KleeBeginner
Squeezing Top Performance from Your Virtualized SQL ServerDavid KleeIntermediate
SSIS 2012: More Than Just a Pretty UISteven WakeBeginner
Stats Across The StackErika BakseBeginner
The Encryption PrimerSteve JonesBeginner
The Hierarchy of Monitoring Needs: A MethodologyMichael FalIntermediate
The Life Cycle of a QueryTodd KleinhansBeginner
The Lost Science of Set Theory and Relational AlgebraAaron CutshallBeginner
The Lost Science of Set Theory and Relational AlgebraAaron CutshallBeginner
The Modern Analytics ArchitectureJoseph D'AntoniIntermediate
Think Outside the Group! Take MDX to the Next Level in SSRSErika BakseIntermediate
Top Query Optimizer Topics for Better PerformanceBenjamin NevarezIntermediate
T-SQL Performance Guidelines for better DB stress powersShehap El-NagarAdvanced
T-SQL Performance Guidelines for better DB stress powersShehap El-NagarAdvanced
Understanding Parameter SniffingBenjamin NevarezIntermediate
Understanding the SQL Server Transaction LogRandy KnightBeginner
Understanding Transaction Isolation LevelsRandy KnightIntermediate
Windowing FunctionsTim CostelloBeginner
Windows Azure SQL Database Design: Concepts and Trade-offsKaren LopezIntermediate
XEventaphobia: It's time to conquer your fearRuss ThomasBeginner
XPath - XQuery; I guess if I HAVE toRuss ThomasBeginner
Your First Week as a SQL Server DBASteve JonesBeginner


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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