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 TimeAzure - Room: Room 3BI - Room: Room 2DBA - Room: Room 1Dev - Room: Room 4
09:00 AMMine Tokus

Relational Data Management on Microsoft Azure

Level: Beginner
Lyndon Johnson

Custom Prompt Pages for Microsoft Reporting Services

Level: Intermediate
David Peter Hansen

Integration Services (SSIS) for the DBA

Level: Advanced
Stanley Roos

Indexing for performance

Level: Intermediate
10:00 AMScott Klein

SQL Server 2014 Top 5 - Hybrid Features

Level: Intermediate
Douglas Day

Office 365 Data Eco-system and Power BI

Level: Intermediate
Gail Shaw

Lies, Damned Lies And Statistics

Level: Intermediate
Klaus Aschenbrenner

UNIQUEIDENTIFIERs as Primary Keys in SQL Server

Level: Intermediate
11:00 AMJody Roberts

Exploring CloudOS

Level: Beginner
Steve Simon

SQL Server Reporting Services 2014 on Steroids!!

Level: Intermediate
Martin Phelps

Who's in Control? Use Sql Server Resource Governor

Level: Beginner
Niels Berglund

SQLCLR Real World Usage

Level: Intermediate
01:00 PMSerdar Altug

SQL 2014 Enhancements Overview

Level: Intermediate
Toufiq Abrahams

Truth or Dare - Attempting to go beyond Shadow BI

Level: Non-Technical
Satya (SQLMaster) Shyam Jayanty

Let's cook 'best SQL Server DBA practices'

Level: Intermediate
Sean Pearce

Practical Query Tuning

Level: Intermediate
02:00 PMSerdar Altug

SQL 2014 Enhancements Overview

Level: Intermediate
David Peter Hansen

Bulk load: methods for better data warehouse load performance

Level: Advanced
Klaus Aschenbrenner

Troubleshooting TempDb

Level: Intermediate
Gail Shaw

On Transactions and Atomic Operations

Level: Beginner
03:00 PMSamantha Perry

WomeninTechZA Unsession

Level: Non-Technical
Matt Horn

Introduction to Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)

Level: Beginner
Scott Klein

SQL Server Query Performance Tuning: A 12-Step Process

Level: Intermediate
Steve Simon

Database design for mere developers

Level: Intermediate


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
A dive into Data Quality ServicesSteve SimonIntermediate
Advanced Data Visualization with SQL Server ReportTillmann Eitelberg Oliver EngelsIntermediate
An introduction to Data MiningSteve SimonIntermediate
An introduction to Data MiningSteve SimonIntermediate
Bulk load: methods for better data warehouse load performanceDavid Peter HansenAdvanced
Challenges to designing financial warehouses, lessons learntSteve SimonIntermediate
Creating efficient and effective SSRS BI SolutionsSteve SimonIntermediate
Custom Prompt Pages for Microsoft Reporting ServicesLyndon JohnsonIntermediate
Data Quality rulez! Integration and Performance beTillmann Eitelberg Oliver EngelsAdvanced
Database design for mere developersSteve SimonIntermediate
DAX and the tabular modelSteve SimonIntermediate
Exploring CloudOSJody RobertsBeginner
Get your Mining Model Predictions out to allSteve SimonIntermediate
HA&DR with SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability GroupsTurgay SahtiyanIntermediate
HDInsight and AzureJody RobertsBeginner
Headache guaranteed: Deadlocking in SQL Server!Klaus AschenbrennerIntermediate
Indexing for performanceStanley RoosIntermediate
Integration Services (SSIS) for the DBADavid Peter HansenAdvanced
Introduction to Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)Matt HornBeginner
Joins in SQL Server - as easy as ABC!?Klaus AschenbrennerAdvanced
Latches, Spinlocks, and Lock Free Data StructuresKlaus AschenbrennerAdvanced
Let's cook 'best SQL Server DBA practices'Satya (SQLMaster) Shyam JayantyIntermediate
Let's learn Greek - HekatonKlaus AschenbrennerIntermediate
Lies, Damned Lies And StatisticsGail ShawIntermediate
Master Data Services Best PracticesSteve SimonIntermediate
Master Data Services Disaster RecoverySteve SimonIntermediate
Monitoring Server health via Reporting Services dashboardsSteve SimonIntermediate
Office 365 Data Eco-system and Power BIDouglas DayIntermediate
On Transactions and Atomic OperationsGail ShawBeginner
Power BI in 20 minutes or lessMatt HornLightning Talk
Power to the people!!Steve SimonIntermediate
Practical Query TuningSean PearceIntermediate
Pushing the Technology (or; You are doing WHAT with SQL Server)Niels BerglundIntermediate
Relational Data Management on Microsoft AzureMine TokusBeginner
Reporting Services - working with a SSAS Tabular data sourceToufiq AbrahamsIntermediate
Siena calling! Project Siena a RBID App?Tillmann Eitelberg Oliver EngelsIntermediate
SQL 2014 Enhancements OverviewMine TokusIntermediate
SQL 2014 Enhancements OverviewSerdar AltugIntermediate
SQL Server 2014 Data Access LayersSteve SimonIntermediate
SQL Server 2014 OLTP (Hekaton) Deep DiveScott KleinIntermediate
SQL Server 2014 Top 5 - Hybrid FeaturesScott KleinIntermediate
SQL Server Data platform upgrade Techniques, best practices & notes from the fieldSatya (SQLMaster) Shyam JayantyIntermediate
SQL Server HA and DR in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine – Deep DiveScott KleinAdvanced
SQL Server Query Performance Tuning: A 12-Step ProcessScott KleinIntermediate
SQL Server Reporting Services 2014 on Steroids!!Steve SimonIntermediate
SQL Server Reporting Services Best PracticesSteve SimonIntermediate
SQLCLR Real World UsageNiels BerglundIntermediate
SSIS internals and performanceDavid Peter HansenAdvanced
The Big Difference SQL HA Jody RobertsIntermediate
The dangerous beauty of Bookmark LookupsKlaus AschenbrennerIntermediate
Tool Time! Tillmann Eitelberg Oliver EngelsIntermediate
Troubleshooting TempDbKlaus AschenbrennerIntermediate
Truth or Dare - Attempting to go beyond Shadow BI Toufiq AbrahamsNon-Technical
UNIQUEIDENTIFIERs as Primary Keys in SQL ServerKlaus AschenbrennerIntermediate
Web Analytics with Microsoft BITillmann EitelbergIntermediate
Who's in Control? Use Sql Server Resource GovernorMartin PhelpsBeginner
WomeninTechZA UnsessionSamantha PerryNon-Technical


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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