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 TimeKeynote & Sponsor Sessions - Room: H.116Track 1 - Room: H.125Track 2 - Room: H.126Track 3 - Room: H.235Track 4 - Room: H.237Track 5 - Room: H.238
08:45 AMMike Ward

Keynote -

Level: Non-Technical
     
10:00 AM Darren Gosbell

Drop your DAX

Level: Intermediate

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Peter Myers

Introduction to SQL Server Data Mining

Level: Intermediate

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Grant Paisley

Kick-ass Ad-hoc Cube Browser build in SSRS 2014

Level: Intermediate

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Peter Ward

Hybrid Cloud Scenarios with SQL Server

Level: Intermediate
Shehap El-Nagar

T-SQL Performance Guidelines for better DB stress powers

Level: Advanced

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11:30 AM Henry Rooney

I have the data now what!

Level: Beginner

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Julie Koesmarno

Building Your Myth Busting Lab With Power BI

Level: Beginner

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Mohamed Kabiruddin

Agile BI with SQL Server 2014 and TFS 2013

Level: Intermediate

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Matthew Winter

Introduction to SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse

Level: Beginner
Greg Low

Why compression matters so much for SQL Server and BI

Level: Intermediate

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01:15 PM SQL Server MVPs

MVP Round Table Discussion

Level: Beginner
Peter Avenant

VARIGENCE AUSTRALIA - Build an Integrated Metadata Framework

Level: Beginner
   
02:15 PM Paul te Braak

Analytical Data Mining - Using Data Mining to Understand Data

Level: Intermediate

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Rod Colledge

Hour of Power BI

Level: Beginner

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Warwick Rudd

Performance Eye for the SQL Guy

Level: Beginner

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Konstantin Khomyakov

Data Quality Services (Deep dive)

Level: Intermediate

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Rob Farley

The Incredible Shrinking Execution Plan

Level: Intermediate

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03:45 PM Rolf Tesmer

Leveraging SQL Spatial Analytics for Making Business Decisions

Level: Intermediate

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Craig Bryden

Introducing Microsoft Power Query

Level: Intermediate

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Victor Isakov

Understanding SQL Server 2014's In-Memory OLTP Table Technology

Level: Intermediate
Martin Cairney

Automating Deployments with Powershell

Level: Advanced

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Martin Catherall

Event notifications for the proactive 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
Advanced Data Transformations with Power QueryReza RadAdvanced
Agile BI with SQL Server 2014 and TFS 2013Mohamed KabiruddinIntermediate
Analytical Data Mining - Using Data Mining to Understand DataPaul te BraakIntermediate
Automating Deployments with PowershellMartin CairneyAdvanced
Backups and LoggingJim McLeodIntermediate
Building Your Myth Busting Lab With Power BIJulie KoesmarnoBeginner
Data Quality Services (Deep dive)Konstantin KhomyakovIntermediate
Data Warehousing Guidelines for BI and BAM solutionsShehap El-NagarAdvanced
Dealing With Errors in SSIS 2012David DyeAdvanced
Drop your DAXDarren GosbellIntermediate
ETL Architecture for Solving Data Warehouse ChallengesReza RadAdvanced
Event notifications for the proactive DBAMartin CatherallIntermediate
From Impaired To Insightful Geospatial ReportingJulie KoesmarnoBeginner
Hitch Hikers Guide to High AvailabilityWarwick RuddIntermediate
Hour of Power BIRod ColledgeBeginner
How do I Implement SQL Server in Azure?Greg LowIntermediate
Hybrid Cloud Scenarios with SQL ServerPeter WardIntermediate
I have the data now what!Henry RooneyBeginner
Implementing Auditing in SQL Server 2012David DyeBeginner
Introducing Microsoft Power QueryCraig BrydenIntermediate
Introduction to Power QueryPeter MyersIntermediate
Introduction to SQL Server 2012 MDS and DQSPeter MyersIntermediate
Introduction to SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data WarehouseMatthew WinterBeginner
Introduction to SQL Server Data MiningPeter MyersIntermediate
Keynote - Mike WardNon-Technical
Kick-ass Ad-hoc Cube Browser build in SSRS 2014Grant PaisleyIntermediate
Leveraging SQL Spatial Analytics for Making Business DecisionsRolf TesmerIntermediate
Location Location Location Preparing and Presenting Geographic DataDavid DyeBeginner
Looking under the covers with extended eventsHenry RooneyIntermediate
Mashing up SQL Server and Hadoop with PolybaseMatthew WinterIntermediate
Maximizing SQL Server Performance: Tuning the Hardware SubsystemsVictor IsakovIntermediate
Moving from Profiler to Extended Events.Martin CatherallIntermediate
MVP Round Table DiscussionSQL Server MVPsBeginner
Parallel Data Warehouse - why the Data Movement is so criticalRob FarleyIntermediate
Performance dreams wait for you at SQL Server 2014Shehap El-NagarIntermediate
Performance Eye for the SQL GuyWarwick RuddBeginner
SARGabilityRob FarleyIntermediate
Self-Service Big Data Analytics with Power BIPeter MyersIntermediate
Spatial Analysis with Microsoft BIPeter MyersIntermediate
SQL SERVER in the New Zealand CensusMartin CatherallBeginner
SSDT Database Projects and integrating into TFSCraig BrydenBeginner
The Incredible Shrinking Execution PlanRob FarleyIntermediate
These Aren't The Joins You're Looking ForRob FarleyIntermediate
Thinking Out Of The BoxMartin CairneyIntermediate
T-SQL Performance Guidelines for better DB stress powersShehap El-NagarAdvanced
Understanding Query Modes in Tabular ModelJulie KoesmarnoIntermediate
Understanding SQL Server 2014's In-Memory OLTP Table TechnologyVictor IsakovIntermediate
Understanding SQL Server IndexingGreg LowBeginner
Understanding the High-Availability Options in SQL Server 2014Victor IsakovIntermediate
VARIGENCE AUSTRALIA - Build an Integrated Metadata FrameworkPeter AvenantBeginner
Welcome and HousekeepingMartin CairneyNon-Technical
What's new in SQL Server 2014Greg LowBeginner
Why compression matters so much for SQL Server and BIGreg LowIntermediate


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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