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 TimeAdvanced DBA - Room: Room 4Azure/Big Data - Room: Room 5BI - Room: Room 3DBA - Room: Room 1Design/Architecture - Room: Room 7Developer - Room: Room 2Prof. Growth - Room: Room 6
09:00 AMTim Chapman

Transaction Log Internals

Level: Advanced
Andy Thiru

SQL Azure Intro and What's New

Level: Beginner

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Jim Deppen

Change Data Capture the foundation of BI

Level: Intermediate

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Allen White

PowerShell 101 for the SQL Server DBA

Level: Beginner

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Arie Jones

PWNED! Security, SQL Server, and You!

Level: Intermediate
Kathi Kellenberger

SQL Server 2012 T-SQL

Level: Intermediate

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Craig Purnell

Professional Networking for IT Pros

Level: Beginner
10:30 AMEddie Wuerch

Partitioning for Perf & Management of Large Tables

Level: Intermediate

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Rameshdurai Palnisami

Designing data frameworks for SQL Server

Level: Beginner
Craig Utley

Why Data Warehousing Projects Fail

Level: Beginner
Kevin Kline

SQL Server Internals & Architecture

Level: Intermediate

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Louis Davidson

What Sequence objects are (and are not)

Level: Intermediate

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Jack Corbett

Getting Start with SQL Server Profiler

Level: Beginner

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Colleen Morrow

So I started this blog... now what?

Level: Beginner
12:45 PMWayne Sheffield

Windowing Functions in SQL Server 2012

Level: Intermediate

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Arie Jones

Strategies for Sharding with SQL Azure Federations

Level: Intermediate
William E. Pearson III

Bridging the Chasm: BI Theory vs. Practice

Level: Intermediate
Jack Corbett

Transitioning from SQL Trace to Extended Events

Level: Intermediate

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Rob Volk

Revenge: The SQL!

Level: Intermediate

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Kyle Neier

Throwing T-SQL 2012 Enhancements Against the Wall

Level: Beginner

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Sarah Barela

Women in Technology Session

Level: Beginner
02:15 PMKevin Boles

Parallel Query Execution Deep Dive

Level: Advanced

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Sarah Barela

Private Clouds with SQL Server 2012

Level: Intermediate
Dave Fackler

My Favorite SSIS Tips and Tricks

Level: Intermediate

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Janis Griffin

Don't Panic, DBAs! Databases on VMware made easy.

Level: Intermediate

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Rob Volk

Revenge: The SQL Part 2: The Sequel!

Level: Intermediate

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Sanil Mhatre

Understanding Parameter sniffing and making it wor

Level: Beginner

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Kevin Kline

Communicating Upward

Level: Beginner

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03:45 PMKevin Boles

Death by UDF

Level: Intermediate

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Andy Thiru

SQL Azure Data Sync and What's New

Level: Beginner

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Jason Thomas

Advanced Charting Techniques in SSRS

Level: Intermediate
Kathi Kellenberger

2012 Blitz

Level: Intermediate

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Sarah Barela

Bulletproof: Hardening your SQL Server from Attack

Level: Intermediate

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Mark Rosenberg

Optimizing Stored Procedures

Level: Intermediate

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Louis Davidson

What Counts For a DBA

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
2012 BlitzKathi KellenbergerIntermediate
A Complete BI Solution in About an Hour! Aaron KingBeginner
Add It Up: Analysis Services AggregationsCraig UtleyIntermediate
Advanced Charting Techniques in SSRSJason ThomasIntermediate
AlwaysOn - Availability GroupNicholas LoghidesIntermediate
An Overview of PowerPivot (for the Uninitiated ...William E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Analysis Services 2008 End-to-EndCraig UtleyIntermediate
Analysis Services 2012 End-to-EndCraig UtleyIntermediate
As a DBA, Where Do I Start?Mike WalshBeginner
Asynchronous programming with Service BrokerSanil MhatreBeginner
Attribute Discretization in Analysis Services (BI)William E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Aviation Disasters - And IT Lessons From ThemMike WalshBeginner
Avoid Slow SSAS Queries: MDX Query TroubleshootingCraig UtleyAdvanced
Becoming DAX: An Introduction ... William E. Pearson IIIIntermediate
Beyond Plateaux: Optimize SSAS with Best PracticesWilliam E. Pearson IIIIntermediate
Bridging the Chasm: BI Theory vs. Practice William E. Pearson IIIIntermediate
Bulletproof: Hardening your SQL Server from AttackSarah BarelaIntermediate
Change Data Capture the foundation of BIJim DeppenIntermediate
Choose Your Own Adventure: Performance TuningTim ChapmanAdvanced
Communicating UpwardKevin KlineBeginner
Death by UDFKevin BolesIntermediate
Decisions, Decisions: Analysis Services 2012Craig UtleyBeginner
Design and Implement BI Like Edison!William E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Designing data frameworks for SQL ServerRameshdurai PalnisamiBeginner
Designing for Common Problems in SQL Server Louis DavidsonIntermediate
Disk IO Tuning for Microsoft SQL ServerKevin KlineIntermediate
Do It Right: Best Practices for Analysis Services Craig UtleyIntermediate
Don't Panic, DBAs! Databases on VMware made easy.Janis GriffinIntermediate
Entity Strategies: Structuring Your ConsultancyWilliam E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Extend Your Knowledge with Extended Events!Janis GriffinBeginner
Fast Track to Spatial ReportingJason ThomasIntermediate
Federation in SQL AzureAndy ThiruIntermediate
File IO Stalls and Wait Stats - Tune Like Guru!Kevin BolesAdvanced
Fundamentals of Join OperationsKevin BolesBeginner
Gather SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShellAllen WhiteIntermediate
Get Ready for SSIS in SQL Server 2012!Dave FacklerIntermediate
Getting Start with SQL Server ProfilerJack CorbettBeginner
Getting Started with MDXWilliam E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Hadoop in a Microsoft WorldBilla MooreIntermediate
I Got Your Back (Up)...Mark SwoffordBeginner
I Shoulda Taken That Left Turn at Albuquerque...Mark SwoffordBeginner
Indexes! Indexes! Indexes!Arie JonesBeginner
Inroduction to TriggersJack CorbettBeginner
Intro to T-SQLMark RosenbergBeginner
Join Us! Getting Started as a Technical SpeakerEddie WuerchBeginner
Lego Sets: Relational Building BlocksRob VolkBeginner
LinkedIn for SQL Server ProfessionalsCraig PurnellBeginner
LunchMalathi MahadevanBeginner
Manage SQL Server 2012 on Server Core w/PowerShellAllen WhiteAdvanced
Many-to-Many: Multiple Calendars in a Single CubeWilliam E. Pearson IIIAdvanced
Master Data Services in SQL Server 2012Arie JonesIntermediate
Minimally Invasive - Tools to Doctor Up Your CodeWayne SheffieldIntermediate
MS Access with SQL Server Strategies and TipsJuan SotoBeginner
My Favorite SSIS Tips and TricksDave FacklerIntermediate
Optimizing Stored ProceduresMark RosenbergIntermediate
Overcoming Barriers and Avoiding Mistakes with BIWilliam E. Pearson IIIIntermediate
Parallel Query Execution Deep DiveKevin BolesAdvanced
Partitioning for Perf & Management of Large TablesEddie WuerchIntermediate
PowerPivot for ExcelWilliam E. Pearson IIIBeginner
PowerShell 101 for the SQL Server DBAAllen WhiteBeginner
Powershell? Yea, but I'm a DBA!Kyle NeierIntermediate
Private Clouds with SQL Server 2012Sarah BarelaIntermediate
Professional Networking for IT ProsCraig PurnellBeginner
PWNED! Security, SQL Server, and You!Arie JonesIntermediate
Reciprocal Symmetry: Doing MDX in PowerPivotWilliam E. Pearson IIIIntermediate
Revenge: The SQL Part 2: The Sequel!Rob VolkIntermediate
Revenge: The SQL!Rob VolkIntermediate
Searching for the Holy Grail of DDL AuditingColleen MorrowBeginner
Secure SSAS Data Without Tying Yourself in KnotsCraig UtleyIntermediate
Serene Velocity: Reporting Services and SSAS DataWilliam E. Pearson IIIIntermediate
So I started this blog... now what?Colleen MorrowBeginner
Solid State Of The Union Address (SQL Server+SSD)Nicholas LoghidesBeginner
SQL Azure Intro and What's NewAndy ThiruBeginner
SQL Azure Data Sync and What's NewAndy ThiruBeginner
SQL Azure Reporting ServicesArie JonesBeginner
SQL InjectionKevin BolesIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 Column Store IndexKevin BolesIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 T-SQLKathi KellenbergerIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 TSQL Enhancements and AdditionsKevin BolesIntermediate
SQL Server Internals & ArchitectureKevin KlineIntermediate
SQL Server Partitioning From A to ZKevin BolesAdvanced
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SSIS 2012-Where did my green boxes go?Kyle NeierBeginner
Strategies for Sharding with SQL Azure FederationsArie JonesIntermediate
Table Vars & Temp Tables - What you NEED to Know!Wayne SheffieldIntermediate
Tame Your Unruly Data...With Constraints!Rob VolkBeginner
Team Management FundamentalsKevin KlineIntermediate
TempDB Performance Troubleshooting and OptimizingEddie WuerchIntermediate
Throwing T-SQL 2012 Enhancements Against the WallKyle NeierBeginner
Top 10 Admin Mistakes on SQL ServerKevin KlineIntermediate
Transaction Log Deep DiveKevin BolesAdvanced
Transaction Log InternalsTim ChapmanAdvanced
Transitioning from SQL Trace to Extended EventsJack CorbettIntermediate
Understanding and Preventing SQL Injection Kevin KlineIntermediate
Understanding Parameter sniffing and making it worSanil MhatreBeginner
Unit Testing made easy for Database Development Sanil MhatreBeginner
Upgrade Roadmap: Let’s delve into SQL Server 2012 Craig PurnellIntermediate
Using Communication Skills to Boost Your CareerDave MattinglyBeginner
Using MS Access as a BI Tool with SQL ServerJuan SotoIntermediate
What Counts For a DBALouis DavidsonBeginner
What Sequence objects are (and are not)Louis DavidsonIntermediate
What? I can't buy [Vendor]'s Monitoring Package?!?Kyle NeierIntermediate
Why Data Warehousing Projects FailCraig UtleyBeginner
Windowing Functions in SQL Server 2012Wayne SheffieldIntermediate
Windowing Functions: THE Reason to Upgrade to 2012Kevin BolesIntermediate
Women in Technology SessionSarah BarelaBeginner
Writing Faster QueriesTim ChapmanAdvanced


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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