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: 1402 (Building 50)BI - Room: 1002 (Building 39)BI (Auditorium 2) - Room: 1202 (Building 50)Big Data (Auditorium 1) - Room: 1102 (Building 50)DBA - Room: 1404 (Building 50)DBA - Room: 1400 (Building 50)DBA - Room: 1406 (Building 50)Kids Camp - Room: 1026 (Building 39)
09:00 AMMichael Antonovich

Putting Quality Back Into Your Data Analysis

Level: Intermediate

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Joe Salvatore

Fundamentals of Data Warehouse Architecture and Design

Level: Intermediate
Mitchell Pearson

Introduction to SSIS, SQL 2012

Level: Beginner
MIchael Reed

Intro to Big Data

Level: Beginner
Mike Davis

Mastering the Technology Interview

Level: Beginner
Ronald Dameron

SQL Server Security Easy Button

Level: Intermediate

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Jeffrey Garbus

Indexing for performance

Level: Intermediate
Devin Knight

Kids Camp

Level: Beginner
10:15 AMRobert Cain

So you think MDX is hard?

Level: Intermediate
Brian McDonald

Rapid Data Warehouse Design and ETL

Level: Intermediate

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Shawn Harrison

SSIS Performance Tuning

Level: Intermediate
Josh Luedeman

Show me whatcha workin' with: Big Data Edition

Level: Intermediate

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Andy Warren

Building Your Professional Development Plan

Level: Beginner
Jason Carter

Maintenance and Backups: Intro to Ola Hallengren

Level: Beginner

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Chris Skorlinski

Check Engine Lights

Level: Intermediate

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Devin Knight

Kids Camp

Level: Beginner
12:00 PMSandhya Hawaldar

SSRS 2012 Introduction and Capabilities

Level: Intermediate
Robert Biddle

Detecting Changes in SQL Server

Level: Beginner

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Jorge Segarra

What is a BI DBA?

Level: Intermediate

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John Welch

Moving Big Data - SSIS, Pig, and Sqoop

Level: Beginner
Susan Rickman

Can't we all just get along?

Level: Non-Technical
Troy Gallant

Indexing your Data Warehouse

Level: Intermediate
Gareth Swanepoel

SQL Server 2014 for the DBA

Level: Intermediate

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Devin Knight

Kids Camp

Level: Beginner
01:15 PMNengah Mustika

Working with Maps in Reporting Services

Level: Intermediate
Jorge Novo

ETL Frameworks using SSIS Programming with .NET

Level: Advanced
Dustin Ryan

What The Tabular???

Level: Beginner

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Mark Kromer

SQL Server and Big Data Projects in the Real World

Level: Intermediate

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Eric Wisdahl

Free tools from the SQL Server Community

Level: Beginner

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Dmitri Korotkevitch

From S to 3XL: Implementing Data Partitioning and Tiered Storage

Level: Advanced
Mike Lawell

Performance Tuning for Mere Mortals

Level: Beginner

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Devin Knight

Kids Camp

Level: Beginner
02:45 PMPam Shaw

Tips & Tricks for dynamic SSRS Reports

Level: Beginner

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Damu Venkatesan

DAX 101

Level: Beginner
Steve Schneider

SQL 2012 Empowers SharePoint BI

Level: Beginner
Adam Jorgensen

On-Demand Compute and Analytics with Powershell, Hadoop and Azure

Level: Intermediate
Max Trinidad

Powershell Working with Windows Azure SQL Database Server

Level: Beginner

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Lisa Jackson-Neblett

SQL Server Extended Events

Level: Beginner
Jason Virtue

Breakthrough Data Platform Performance with SQL Server 2014

Level: Intermediate
Devin Knight

Kids Camp

Level: Beginner
04:00 PMBradley Ball

Inside the Query Optimizer

Level: Advanced
Vikas Hawaldar

Add power to SSAS Cube Using MDX

Level: Intermediate
Bradley Schacht

Interactive Reporting with Power View

Level: Beginner
Devin Knight

Big Data Panel

Level: Beginner
Jason Strate

Shredding XML in SQL Server

Level: Intermediate
Valentin Iamandi

Ola Hallengren Maintenance - How to and Advanced configurations

Level: Intermediate
Chad Churchwell

Introduction to SQL Server Clustering

Level: Beginner
Devin Knight

Kids Camp

Level: Beginner
05:00 PM   Devin Knight

Closing Ceremony

Level: Non-Technical
    


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
5 TSQL Commands I've Been MissingJason CarterBeginner
Add power to SSAS Cube Using MDXVikas HawaldarIntermediate
An Introductory Look at Execution PlansEric WisdahlBeginner
Azure Virtual Machines: A Walk in the CloudJorge SegarraBeginner
Bad, less Bad, not Bad; rewriting bad SQL CodeJeffrey GarbusBeginner
Big Data PanelDevin KnightBeginner
Breakthrough Data Platform Performance with SQL Server 2014Jason VirtueIntermediate
Building Your Professional Development PlanAndy WarrenBeginner
Can't we all just get along?Susan RickmanNon-Technical
Check Engine LightsChris SkorlinskiIntermediate
Closing CeremonyDevin KnightNon-Technical
Create your first Sliding WindowSusan RickmanIntermediate
Data Mining and Predictive Analysis using SQL Server 2012Vikas HawaldarAdvanced
Data Mining in SQL Server 2012 Analysis ServicesMike MilliganIntermediate
Data Warehouse ETL LoadingJorge NovoIntermediate
Data Warehousing Guidelines for BI and BAM solutionsShehap El-NagarAdvanced
Database Development Comes out of the Dark Agesmiguel cebolleroIntermediate
Database Objects: Things that matterDmitri KorotkevitchIntermediate
DAX 101Damu VenkatesanBeginner
Detecting Changes in SQL ServerRobert BiddleBeginner
Eternal story on temporal objectsDmitri KorotkevitchIntermediate
ETL Frameworks using SSIS Programming with .NETJorge NovoAdvanced
Everything You Ever Knew About SSIS Is Null and VoidRobert CainIntermediate
Free tools from the SQL Server CommunityEric WisdahlBeginner
From S to 3XL: Implementing Data Partitioning and Tiered StorageDmitri KorotkevitchAdvanced
Fundamentals of Data Warehouse Architecture and DesignJoe SalvatoreIntermediate
Hello, My Name Is DAXMichael AntonovichIntermediate
How to be a GREAT DBAJeffrey GarbusBeginner
Indexing for Join OptimizationJeffrey GarbusAdvanced
Indexing for performanceJeffrey GarbusIntermediate
Indexing your Data WarehouseTroy GallantIntermediate
Inside the Query OptimizerBradley BallAdvanced
Interactive Reporting with Power ViewBradley SchachtBeginner
Intro to Big DataMIchael ReedBeginner
Introducing Cube World To Users From Flat Table LandMichael AntonovichIntermediate
Introducing the SSAS 2012 BI Semantic Model, aka TabularRobert CainIntermediate
Introduction to Power BIDevin KnightIntermediate
Introduction to SQL Server ClusteringChad ChurchwellBeginner
Introduction to SQL Server ReplicationChad ChurchwellBeginner
Introduction to SSIS, SQL 2012Mitchell PearsonBeginner
Introduction to SSRS 2012Saras SharmaBeginner
Kids CampDevin KnightBeginner
Loading a Data Warehouse with SSISRobert BiddleAdvanced
Maintenance and Backups: Intro to Ola HallengrenJason CarterBeginner
Mastering the Technology InterviewMike DavisBeginner
Moving Big Data - SSIS, Pig, and SqoopJohn WelchBeginner
Ola Hallengren Maintenance - How to and Advanced configurationsValentin IamandiIntermediate
On-Demand Compute and Analytics with Powershell, Hadoop and AzureAdam JorgensenIntermediate
PCI For The SQLDBAAndy WarrenBeginner
Performance dreams wait for you at SQL Server 2014Shehap El-NagarAdvanced
Performance Tuning for Mere MortalsMike LawellBeginner
Power BI for the massesJason VirtueIntermediate
Powershell Working with Windows Azure SQL Database ServerMaximo TrinidadBeginner
Powershell Working with Windows Azure SQL Database ServerMax TrinidadBeginner
Putting Quality Back Into Your Data AnalysisMichael AntonovichIntermediate
Rapid Data Warehouse Design and ETLBrian McDonaldIntermediate
Self-Service BI Reporting using SharePoint 2013Robert CainBeginner
Show me whatcha workin' with: Big Data EditionJosh LuedemanIntermediate
Shredding XML in SQL ServerJason StrateIntermediate
So you think MDX is hard?Robert CainIntermediate
SQL 2012 Empowers SharePoint BISteve SchneiderBeginner
SQL Internals , Recovery Models, & Backups! OH MYBradley BallIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn for HA and DRChad ChurchwellIntermediate
SQL Server 2014 for the DBA Gareth SwanepoelIntermediate
SQL Server and Big Data Projects in the Real WorldMark KromerIntermediate
SQL Server Extended EventsLisa Jackson-NeblettBeginner
SQL Server Security Easy ButtonRonald DameronIntermediate
SQL Server: Ground Zero BasicsJorge SegarraBeginner
SSIS - Integrating PowerShell in a ScriptTask compMaximo TrinidadIntermediate
SSIS - Integrating PowerShell in a ScriptTask compMax TrinidadIntermediate
SSIS Performance TuningShawn HarrisonIntermediate
SSRS 2012 Introduction and CapabilitiesSandhya HawaldarIntermediate
Taking the Scary out of Monster ReportsPam ShawBeginner
Tips & Tricks for dynamic SSRS ReportsPam ShawBeginner
Trimming Indexes Getting Your Database In ShapeBradley BallIntermediate
T-SQL Performance Guidelines for better DB stress powersShehap El-NagarAdvanced
What is a BI DBA?Jorge SegarraIntermediate
What The Tabular???Dustin RyanBeginner
When reporting is more than reportingPam ShawIntermediate
Working with Maps in Reporting ServicesNengah MustikaIntermediate
X-platform mobile native apps using Xamarin and AzureMark RadaczIntermediate
Your Best Interview EverChris SkorlinskiBeginner


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
Azure DatabasesBeginner
Choosing Best Reporting ToolsBeginner
Choosing Multidimensional vs MOLAPIntermediate
ColumnStore IndexesBeginner
Complex Power Pivot SolutionsBeginner
Execution PlansBeginner
Extended EventsIntermediate
Integrating Big Data with SQL ServerIntermediate
InternalsAdvanced
Introduction to Big DataBeginner
Introduction to PDWBeginner
Introduction to Power PivotBeginner
Introduction to T-SQLBeginner
Moving Big DataIntermediate
PDW - Understanding and implementing DistributedIntermediate
Performance TuningAdvanced
PowerShell with SQL ServerBeginner
Reporting on a CubeIntermediate
SecurityBeginner
Setting up an IaaS environment for SQL Server and Intermediate
SQL Server CompressionBeginner
SSAS Performance TuningAdvanced
SSIS 2012 Deployment ModelIntermediate
SSIS Best Practices or Tips and TricksIntermediate
SSIS Expressions & ParametersIntermediate
SSIS Performance TuningAdvanced
SSRS ExpressionsIntermediate
SSRS ParametersIntermediate
SSRS SubscriptionsIntermediate

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