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 TimeRoom 142A - Room: Room 142ARoom 142B - Room: Room 142BRoom 321 - Room: Room 321Room 322 - Room: Room 322Room 350 - Room: Room 350Room 380 - Room: Room 380Room 384AB - Room: Room 384AB
09:15 AMTim Ford

Don't Box Me In: Escape the Cubicle

Level: Beginner

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Frank Gill

Interrogating the Transaction Log

Level: Intermediate

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Kalen Delaney

What’s Simple About SIMPLE Recovery?

Level: Intermediate

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Brian Davis

SSIS Templates Can Make Your Life Easier

Level: Beginner

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Michael DeFehr

Deadlocks: What to do about the dreaded 1205

Level: Intermediate

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Josh Fennessy

Demystifying BISM and Tabular Mode SSAS

Level: Beginner
Zach Mattson

A Powershell Driven Life

Level: Intermediate

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10:45 AMTed Krueger

Upgrading to SQL Server 2012 with limited downtime

Level: Beginner
Gill Rowley

You're the DBA. Now What?

Level: Beginner

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Janis Griffin

Extend Your Knowledge with Extended Events!

Level: Beginner

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Mike Donnelly

Flipping Through the SSIS Catalag

Level: Intermediate

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Michael Steineke

SQL 2012 & Windows 2012 - Better Together

Level: Intermediate

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Farouq Abukhamireh

Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Mod

Level: Intermediate
derek dai

“ColumnStore” Indexes for Fast EDW Query

Level: Intermediate

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1:00 PMJes Borland

Consulting: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Level: Beginner
Wendy Pastrick

Navigating the Options for Data Redundancy

Level: Intermediate

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Jason Strate

Discovering the Plan Cache

Level: Intermediate

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Russ Loski

Introduction to BI Markup Language (BIML) and BIML

Level: Intermediate

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Tim Ford

High IO, High IO, It's a Case Study Yo Ho!

Level: Intermediate

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Jeff Prom

Master Data Services

Level: Beginner

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Neil Hambly

Effective Index Partitioning, Compression Strategy

Level: Intermediate
02:30 PMEd Leighton-Dick

Get Involved!

Level: Non-Technical
Merrill Aldrich

Shoveling Frogs into a Wheelbarrow

Level: Intermediate

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Allen White

Manage SQL Server 2012 on Server Core w/PowerShell

Level: Advanced

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ERIC SELJE

Unit Testing Fundamentals

Level: Beginner

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Kyle Neier

Throwing T-SQL 2012 Enhancements Against the Wall

Level: Beginner

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Jennifer Salvo

Getting Started with SSAS Tabular Cubes

Level: Beginner
Paul Timmerman

An Optimistic Approach: Snapshot Isolation in SQL

Level: Intermediate

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04:00 PMEddie Wuerch

Join Us! Getting Started as a Technical Speaker

Level: Beginner

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Ken Stuber

Database Development using SQL Server Data Tools

Level: Beginner

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Argenis Fernandez

The Secret Life of an INSERT Statement

Level: Intermediate

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Dave DuVarney

Delivering Agile BI Solutions

Level: Non-Technical

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Bob Pusateri

Back It Up Faster!

Level: Intermediate

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Leonard Murphy

Power View Strengths & Weaknesses

Level: Beginner

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Jim Dorame

PowerShell and SQLPSX the Dynamic Duo for the DBA

Level: Intermediate

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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
“ColumnStore” Indexes for Fast EDW Queryderek daiIntermediate
A Powershell Driven LifeZach MattsonIntermediate
Accelerating the DBA with PowershellKyle NeierAdvanced
An Optimistic Approach: Snapshot Isolation in SQL Paul TimmermanIntermediate
Automate Policy-Based Management using PowerShellAllen WhiteAdvanced
Back It Up Faster!Bob PusateriIntermediate
Backups and Recoverability in SQL ServerMichael DeFehrIntermediate
Consulting: The Good, The Bad, The UglyJes BorlandBeginner
Creating an SSIS template using BIMLRuss LoskiIntermediate
Creating Cube Driven ReportsJeff PromIntermediate
Data Quality ServicesJeff PromBeginner
Database Development using SQL Server Data ToolsKen StuberBeginner
Deadlocks: What to do about the dreaded 1205Michael DeFehrIntermediate
Delivering Agile BI SolutionsDave DuVarneyNon-Technical
Demystifying BISM and Tabular Mode SSASJosh FennessyBeginner
Discovering the Plan CacheJason StrateIntermediate
Don't Box Me In: Escape the CubicleTim FordBeginner
Effective Index Partitioning, Compression StrategyNeil HamblyIntermediate
Extend Your Knowledge with Extended Events!Janis GriffinBeginner
Extended Events, Work Smarter Not HarderJason StrateIntermediate
Flipping Through the SSIS CatalagMike DonnellyIntermediate
Gather SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShellAllen WhiteIntermediate
Gathering SQL Server Metadata on First DayRuss LoskiBeginner
Get Involved!Ed Leighton-DickNon-Technical
Getting Started with SSAS Tabular CubesJennifer SalvoBeginner
Goodbye Next Next Next, Hello Automated InstallsBrian DavisIntermediate
High IO, High IO, It's a Case Study Yo Ho!Tim FordIntermediate
Implement Agile BI with SQL2012 Powerpivot/BISMderek daiIntermediate
Index-fu - getting the most out of your indexesMichael DeFehrIntermediate
Interrogating the Transaction Log Frank GillIntermediate
Into a Swan - Discovering the Beauty of RESTOREKyle NeierBeginner
Introduction to BI Markup Language (BIML) and BIMLRuss LoskiIntermediate
Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data ModFarouq AbukhamirehIntermediate
Introduction to the XML sourceRuss LoskiIntermediate
It's About TimeDave DuVarneyAdvanced
Join Us! Getting Started as a Technical SpeakerEddie WuerchBeginner
Lean and Mean: Running SQL on Windows Server CoreArgenis FernandezIntermediate
Looking Through WindowsEd Leighton-DickBeginner
Looney Tuner? No, there IS a method to my madnessJanis GriffinIntermediate
Manage SQL Server 2012 on Server Core w/PowerShellAllen WhiteAdvanced
Master Data ServicesJeff PromBeginner
Navigating the Options for Data RedundancyWendy PastrickIntermediate
Not So Secret: Get to Know SQL Server AgentJes BorlandIntermediate
Partitioning for Perf & Management of Large TablesEddie WuerchIntermediate
Power View Strengths & WeaknessesLeonard MurphyBeginner
PowerPivot, SSAS Tabular Data Model and PowerViewFarouq AbukhamirehIntermediate
PowerShell 101Merrill AldrichBeginner
PowerShell 101 for the SQL Server DBAAllen WhiteBeginner
PowerShell and SQLPSX the Dynamic Duo for the DBAJim DorameIntermediate
Query Plans and Indexes in SQL ServerMichael DeFehrBeginner
Rules of Engagement: NoSQL is SQL Server's AllyDave ValentineBeginner
Service Broker: The Queue ContinuumEd Leighton-DickIntermediate
Shoveling Frogs into a WheelbarrowMerrill AldrichIntermediate
SQL 2012 & Windows 2012 - Better TogetherMichael SteinekeIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 Memory ManagementNeil HamblyIntermediate
SSIS CDC Tasks in SQL 2012Mike DonnellyBeginner
SSIS Templates Can Make Your Life EasierBrian DavisBeginner
SSIS: The DBA MultiplierTed KruegerIntermediate
SSMS: More Than Meets The EyeJes BorlandBeginner
The Secret Life of an INSERT StatementArgenis FernandezIntermediate
Throwing T-SQL 2012 Enhancements Against the WallKyle NeierBeginner
TSQL Bullet-Dodging and Spoon-bendingMichael DeFehrIntermediate
Understanding KerberosEd Leighton-DickIntermediate
Unit Testing Fundamentals ERIC SELJEBeginner
Upgrading to SQL Server 2012 with limited downtimeTed KruegerBeginner
What Are You Waiting For?Jason StrateIntermediate
What’s Simple About SIMPLE Recovery?Kalen DelaneyIntermediate
Why are we Waiting..Neil HamblyAdvanced
XQuery Basics for the DBAJason StrateIntermediate
You're the DBA. Now What?Gill RowleyBeginner


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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