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 TimeBI - Room: 3DBA - Room: 2DBA2 - Room: 5Dev - Room: 1Dev/BI - Room: 4PD/DBA - Room: 6
08:00 AMRob Schafer

Introduction to SSRS 2008

Level: Beginner

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Jason Strate

Extended Events, Work Smarter Not Harder

Level: Intermediate
Kevin Cox

Best practices for designing databases for perfo

Level: Intermediate
Jack Corbett

Why I Use Stored Procedures

Level: Intermediate
Troy Ketsdever

Zero to "MERGE" in 60 Minutes

Level: Intermediate
Michelle Poolet

Teaching SQL People to Speak Suit

Level: Beginner

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9:15 AMMarc Beacom

Introduction to Analysis Services

Level: Beginner

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Chris Shaw

Managing a 0 Downtime Shop

Level: Beginner
Glenn Berry

Dr. DMV: How to Use Dynamic Management Views to Mo

Level: Intermediate
Jennifer McCown

T-SQL Brush-up:The Best Things You Forgot You Knew

Level: Beginner
Janis Griffin

SQL Server Service Broker – An Overview

Level: Intermediate
Steve Jones

The Modern Resume: Building Your Brand

Level: Beginner

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10:30 AMDrew Minkin

Data Mining in Action: a Case Study

Level: Beginner

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Jason Horner

PowerShell for the Reluctant DBA / Developer

Level: Beginner
Troy Ketsdever

So... You've Inherited "The DB From Heck"

Level: Intermediate

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Kevin Cox

What is in SQL 2008 R2

Level: Intermediate
Jack Corbett

Introduction to Triggers

Level: Beginner
Jason Strate

Do SQL Server Certifications Really Matter?

Level: Beginner
12:45 PMTim Mitchell

Building an ETL Framework with SSIS

Level: Intermediate
Dean Richards

Query Tuning - Get it Right the First Time

Level: Intermediate

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Tom Norman

Compliance, Auditing and Encryption in Sql Server

Level: Intermediate

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Glenn Berry

Getting Started With SQL Azure

Level: Beginner
Steve Wake

Reporting Services 2008 R2 - Report Parts

Level: Intermediate

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Meredith Ryan-Smith

Work/Life Balance? Just A Myth?

Level: Beginner

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02:00 PMWilliam Pearson

Intro to MDX

Level: Beginner
Janis Griffin

Performance Management – 2008 MDW

Level: Intermediate
Todd Kleinhans

SQL Encryption and You

Level: Intermediate
Jennifer McCown

T-SQL Code Sins

Level: Beginner
Carlos Bossy

Real-time Data Integration Architecture

Level: Intermediate
Brandon Tucker

SSIS + DBAs = ?

Level: Intermediate
03:15 PMCarlos Bossy

Essentials of a Business Intelligence Architecture

Level: Intermediate
Jeremy Lowell

The importance of data strategy

Level: Beginner
Tom Norman

Policy Based Management

Level: Beginner

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Brandon Tucker

Putting Traces & SQL Profiler To Work

Level: Intermediate
Tim Mitchell

Exploring the SSIS API

Level: Advanced
Michelle Poolet

Data Partitions for Optimization & Retention

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
Advanced Dimensional ModelingJason HornerAdvanced
Are You Following Your Own Best Practices?Jason StrateBeginner
Best practices for designing databases for perfoKevin CoxIntermediate
Biggest Mission Critical Projects on SQL ServerKevin CoxAdvanced
Building an ETL Framework with SSISTim MitchellIntermediate
Compliance and AuditingTom NormanBeginner
Compliance, Auditing and Encryption in Sql Server Tom NormanIntermediate
Data Mining in Action: a Case StudyDrew MinkinBeginner
Data Mining with Analysis ServicesCarlos BossyIntermediate
Data Partitions for Optimization & RetentionMichelle PooletBeginner
Database Unit Testing Jason HornerBeginner
Do SQL Server Certifications Really Matter?Jason StrateBeginner
Dr. DMV: How to Use Dynamic Management Views to MoGlenn BerryIntermediate
Essentials of a Business Intelligence ArchitectureCarlos BossyIntermediate
Exploring the SSIS APITim MitchellAdvanced
Extended Events, Work Smarter Not Harder Jason StrateIntermediate
Extreme Database DesignPaul NielsenIntermediate
Getting it Right the First Time: the 7D Method(tm)Michelle PooletBeginner
Getting Started With SQL AzureGlenn BerryBeginner
Getting Started with SQL Server Utility in SQL SerGlenn BerryBeginner
Getting To Know Your IndexesJason StrateIntermediate
Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database HardwaGlenn BerryIntermediate
Intro to MDXWilliam PearsonBeginner
Intro to MDX (Pt 2): Additional Functions & MoreWilliam PearsonBeginner
Intro to MDX, (Pt 3): More Advanced MDX TopicsWilliam PearsonBeginner
Introduction to Analysis ServicesMarc BeacomBeginner
Introduction to SSRS 2008Rob SchaferBeginner
Introduction to TriggersJack CorbettBeginner
Managing a 0 Downtime ShopChris ShawBeginner
Managing the Database Development LifecycleJason HornerAdvanced
MyLifeBits and SQL Integrated Full-Text SearchTodd KleinhansIntermediate
Performance Management – 2008 MDW Janis GriffinIntermediate
Policy Based ManagementTom NormanBeginner
PowerShell for the Reluctant DBA / DeveloperJason HornerBeginner
Putting Traces & SQL Profiler To WorkBrandon TuckerIntermediate
Query Tuning - Get it Right the First TimeDean RichardsIntermediate
Real-time Data Integration ArchitectureCarlos BossyIntermediate
Replication TroubleshootingTom NormanBeginner
Reporting Services 2008 R2 - Report PartsSteve WakeIntermediate
Slay the Development Dragon with Source ControlJennifer McCownBeginner
So... You've Inherited "The DB From Heck"Troy KetsdeverIntermediate
SQL Encryption and YouTodd KleinhansIntermediate
SQL Server Development Standards – Working SessionPaul NielsenIntermediate
SQL Server Service Broker – An OverviewJanis GriffinIntermediate
SSIS + DBAs = ?Brandon TuckerIntermediate
Teaching SQL People to Speak SuitMichelle PooletBeginner
Text MiningCarlos BossyAdvanced
The importance of data strategyJeremy LowellBeginner
The Modern Resume: Building Your BrandSteve JonesBeginner
T-SQL Brush-up:The Best Things You Forgot You KnewJennifer McCownBeginner
T-SQL Code Sins Jennifer McCownBeginner
Using XML to Query Execution Plans Jason StrateIntermediate
What is Data Warehousing and Business IntelligenceMarc BeacomBeginner
What is in SQL 2008 R2Kevin CoxIntermediate
Why I Use Stored ProceduresJack CorbettIntermediate
Work/Life Balance? Just A Myth?Meredith Ryan-SmithBeginner
Zero to "MERGE" in 60 MinutesTroy KetsdeverIntermediate


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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