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: Room ATrack 2 - Room: Room BTrack 3 - Room: Room CTrack 4 - Room: Room DTrack 5 - Room: Room ETrack 6 - Room: Room F
09:00 AMThomas LaRock

Performance Tuning Made Easy

Level: Intermediate

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Allan Hirt

So Many High Availability Options, So Little Time

Level: Beginner
Ayad Shammout

PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint 2010

Level: Intermediate

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Scott Weinstein

Get your database under version control

Level: Beginner

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Chuck Kelley

Data Vault and the Data Warehouse

Level: Intermediate

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Aaron King

The Benefits of SQL Azure

Level: Beginner

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10:00 AMMark Kromer

Light-up BI Dashboards with Cool Visualizations

Level: Intermediate

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Grant Fritchey

DMV's as a Shortcut to Procedure Tuning

Level: Intermediate

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Ayad Shammout

Building a High Availability SQL Server 2008 R2

Level: Intermediate

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Roman Rehak

SQL Server Development Tips and Tricks

Level: Intermediate

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Joseph D'Antoni

MDW-What's going on in my server?

Level: Intermediate
Hilary Cotter

Transactional Replication Fundamentals

Level: Intermediate
11:00 AMMatt Van Horn

SSRS Interactive Reports

Level: Intermediate
Robert Pearl

I/O I/O It's Why My Server's Slow - Waits & Queues

Level: Intermediate
Jana Sattainathan

Partitioning in SQL Server 2005/2008

Level: Intermediate

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Allan Hirt

Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2008 R2

Level: Intermediate
Joseph D'Antoni

Deploying Data Tier Applications with SQL 2k8 R2

Level: Intermediate
Michael Coles

High Performance SSIS Dimensional Datamart Loads

Level: Beginner
1:00 PMKevin Goff

Three cool packages in SSIS 2008

Level: Intermediate
Karen Lopez

Database Design Contentious Issues

Level: Intermediate

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William Pearson

Getting Started with MDX

Level: Beginner
Steve Simon

Handling data anomalies with Data Profiling Tasks

Level: Intermediate

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Linchi Shea

Notes on Linked Servers

Level: Intermediate

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Don Demsak

OData For DBAs

Level: Beginner
2:00 PMKevin Goff

Cool Reporting Features in SSRS 2008R2

Level: Intermediate
Steve Simon

12 ways to write POORLY performing MDX queries

Level: Intermediate

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William Pearson

Attribute Discretization in Analysis Services

Level: Intermediate
Steve Jones

The Modern Resume: Building Your Brand

Level: Beginner

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Scott Weinstein

Keeping your SQL Code DRY

Level: Beginner

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Don Gabor

Building Business Contacts at IT Conferences

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
12 ways to write POORLY performing MDX queriesSteve SimonIntermediate
Applied MDX in OLAP applicationsKevin GoffIntermediate
Attribute Discretization in Analysis ServicesWilliam PearsonIntermediate
Building a High Availability SQL Server 2008 R2Ayad ShammoutIntermediate
Building Business Contacts at IT ConferencesDon GaborBeginner
Change Data Capture in SQL 2008Kevin GoffIntermediate
Cool Reporting Features in SSRS 2008R2Kevin GoffIntermediate
Data Access Layers: A Cornucopia Steve SimonIntermediate
Data Mining.. Making $mart financial decisionsSteve SimonIntermediate
Data Vault and the Data WarehouseChuck KelleyIntermediate
Database Design Contentious IssuesKaren LopezIntermediate
Deploying Data Tier Applications with SQL 2k8 R2Joseph D'AntoniIntermediate
Design and Implement Like Edison!William PearsonBeginner
DMV's as a Shortcut to Procedure TuningGrant FritcheyIntermediate
Documenting Your Integrated Microsoft BI SolutionWilliam PearsonBeginner
Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2008 R2Allan HirtIntermediate
Get your database under version controlScott WeinsteinBeginner
Get your Mining Model Predictions out to allSteve SimonIntermediate
Getting Started with MDXWilliam PearsonBeginner
Handling data anomalies with Data Profiling TasksSteve SimonIntermediate
High Performance SSIS Dimensional Datamart LoadsMichael ColesBeginner
I/O I/O It's Why My Server's Slow - Waits & QueuesRobert PearlIntermediate
Intro to T-SQL ProgrammingMatt Van HornBeginner
Introduction to PowerPivot Kevin GoffBeginner
Keeping your SQL Code DRY Scott WeinsteinBeginner
Light-up BI Dashboards with Cool VisualizationsMark KromerIntermediate
Many-to-Many: Multiple Calendars in a Single CubeWilliam PearsonBeginner
MDW-What's going on in my server?Joseph D'AntoniIntermediate
Merge Replication InternalsHilary Cotter Intermediate
Model-Driven Database DevelopmentKaren LopezBeginner
Notes on Linked ServersLinchi SheaIntermediate
OData For DBAsDon DemsakBeginner
Partitioning in SQL Server 2005/2008Jana SattainathanIntermediate
Performance Tuning Made EasyThomas LaRockIntermediate
PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint 2010Ayad ShammoutIntermediate
Proactive Patching and Testing StrategiesAllan HirtIntermediate
Recursive Queries: Beautiful Events Always Recur Steve SimonIntermediate
So help me CoddRaj MoreIntermediate
So Many High Availability Options, So Little TimeAllan HirtBeginner
SQL Server Development Tips and TricksRoman RehakIntermediate
SSRS Interactive ReportsMatt Van HornIntermediate
The Benefits of SQL AzureAaron KingBeginner
The Modern Resume: Building Your BrandSteve JonesBeginner
Three cool packages in SSIS 2008Kevin GoffIntermediate
Transactional Replication FundamentalsHilary Cotter Intermediate
Transact-SQL 2008 - Attendees pick the topics!Kevin GoffIntermediate


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
Cloud BI & Reporing with SQL AzureIntermediate
Keeping your your database under source controlBeginner

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