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 TimeTrack 1 - Room: IRN-124Track 2 - Room: IRN-125Track 3 - Room: IRN-127Track 4 - Room: IRN-128Track 5 - Room: IRN-130Track 6 - Room: IRN-131
09:00 AMDale Cunningham

Using Confio Ignite 8 for Production Failures

Level: Intermediate

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Jonathan Atkins

TSQL Fun - Avoiding cursors

Level: Intermediate

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Amy Lewis

First Flight: Taking off with Analysis Services

Level: Beginner
Janis Griffin

Performance Management – 2008 MDW - How & Why

Level: Intermediate

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William E. Pearson III

Entity Strategies: Structuring Your Consultancy

Level: Beginner
Robert Miller

MIrroring 101

Level: Intermediate
10:15 AMColin Smith

Powershell for the DBA

Level: Beginner

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Michael Collins

Database Development using Visual Studio

Level: Intermediate
Ira Whiteside

Creating a Metadata Mart w/ SSIS - Data Governance

Level: Intermediate
Bill Ramos

SQL Server Data Collection Strategies

Level: Intermediate

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Meredith Ryan-Smith

Work/Life Balance? Just A Myth?

Level: Beginner

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11:30 AMDenny Cherry

SQL Server Clustering 101

Level: Beginner
 ORION GEBREMEDHIN

SSRS-Subscriptions & Render Device Settings

Level: Intermediate
John Racer

Where Are My Reports? Managing Reporting Services

Level: Beginner

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William Pearson

Getting Started with MDX

Level: Beginner
Robert Miller

Manage and Monitor Your Mirror

Level: Intermediate
01:45 PMJanis Griffin

Tuna Helper - Proven Process for Tuning SQL

Level: Intermediate

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 Amy Lewis

First Flight: Earn your ETL wings with SSIS

Level: Beginner
Denny Cherry

Back To Basics; Getting Back To The Basics of SQL

Level: Beginner
Michael Collins

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Azure

Level: Intermediate
 
03:00 PMBill Ramos

The Making of the SQL Server Denali Always On Dash

Level: Beginner

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Zach Mattson

Powershell Eye for the Monitoring Guy

Level: Intermediate

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ORION GEBREMEDHIN

SSAS Partitioning and Usage Based Optimization

Level: Intermediate
 Ira Whiteside

(SSIS, TSQL and MDS) - Record Linkage(Fuzzy Matchi

Level: Beginner
 
04:15 PMMeredith Ryan-Smith

Backup Basics - Knowing your Options and When to

Level: Beginner

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Denise McInerney

DBA as Protector of the Data: Notes from the Field

Level: Intermediate

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John Racer

Empowering End Users with Report Models

Level: Beginner

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Denny Cherry

Where should I be encrypting my data?

Level: Beginner
Tara Kizer

Performance Tuning with Traces

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
(SSIS, TSQL and MDS) - Record Linkage(Fuzzy MatchiIra WhitesideBeginner
Attribute Discretization in Analysis ServicesWilliam PearsonIntermediate
Back To Basics; Getting Back To The Basics of SQL Denny CherryBeginner
Backup Basics - Knowing your Options and When to Meredith Ryan-SmithBeginner
Become a Bilingual DBA! Oracle for the SQL Server Randy KnightBeginner
Becoming DAX: An Introduction ...William E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Beyond Plateaux: Optimize SSAS via Best Practices William E. Pearson IIIIntermediate
Creating a Metadata Mart w/ SSIS - Data GovernanceIra WhitesideIntermediate
Database Development using Visual StudioMichael CollinsIntermediate
DBA as Protector of the Data: Notes from the FieldDenise McInerneyIntermediate
Design and Implement Like Edison!William PearsonBeginner
Documenting Your Integrated Microsoft BI SolutionWilliam PearsonBeginner
Empowering End Users with Report ModelsJohn RacerBeginner
Entity Strategies: Structuring Your ConsultancyWilliam E. Pearson IIIBeginner
First Flight: Earn your ETL wings with SSISAmy LewisBeginner
First Flight: Taking off with Analysis ServicesAmy LewisBeginner
Getting Started with MDXWilliam PearsonBeginner
Introduction to Microsoft SQL AzureMichael CollinsIntermediate
Manage and Monitor Your MirrorRobert MillerIntermediate
Many-to-Many: Multiple Calendars in a Single CubeWilliam PearsonIntermediate
MIrroring 101Robert MillerIntermediate
No more Scripting! Automated Database Source ContrRandy KnightBeginner
Performance Management – 2008 MDW - How & WhyJanis GriffinIntermediate
Performance Tuning with TracesTara KizerIntermediate
Powershell Eye for the Monitoring GuyZach MattsonIntermediate
Powershell for the DBAColin SmithBeginner
Self Service Reporting with SSRS 2008 R2Andrew KarcherIntermediate
SQL Azure – Cloud Database CoolnessScott KleinIntermediate
SQL Server Clustering 101Denny CherryBeginner
SQL Server Data Collection StrategiesBill RamosIntermediate
SQL Server Service Broker – An OverviewJanis GriffinIntermediate
SSAS Partitioning and Usage Based OptimizationORION GEBREMEDHINIntermediate
SSRS-Subscriptions & Render Device SettingsORION GEBREMEDHINIntermediate
The Entity Framework from the DBA's ViewpointScott KleinIntermediate
The Making of the SQL Server Denali Always On DashBill RamosBeginner
TSQL Fun - Avoiding cursorsJonathan AtkinsIntermediate
Tuna Helper - Proven Process for Tuning SQLJanis GriffinIntermediate
Unleash the Power, Self Service BI with PowerPivotAndrew KarcherBeginner
Using Confio Ignite 8 for Production FailuresDale CunninghamIntermediate
Where Are My Reports? Managing Reporting ServicesJohn RacerBeginner
Where should I be encrypting my data?Denny CherryBeginner
Work/Life Balance? Just A Myth?Meredith Ryan-SmithBeginner
XML PrimerMatt GalavizIntermediate


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
Backing up DatabasesBeginner
Trouble Shooting Failed JobsBeginner

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