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 TimeBusiness Intelligence - Room: Pinnacle Ballroom 1Database Administration - Room: Pinnacle Ballroom 2Database Development - Room: Pinnacle Ballroom 3Expanded Horizons 1 - Room: Point GreyExpanded Horizons 2 - Room: Ambleside
08:45 AMDonabel Santos

SQL Server 2008 Reporting from the Ground

Level: Beginner
John Huang

Query Plan

Level: Advanced
Greg Larsen

Through the Looking-Glass

Level: Intermediate
Richard Baumet

NUMA for the SQL Server

Level: Intermediate
Scott Klein

SQL Azure - Cloud Database Coolness

Level: Intermediate
10:00 AMJohn Welch

Do You Know the Data Flow?

Level: Beginner

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Brent Ozar

Virtualization and SAN Basics for DBAs

Level: Intermediate
Simon Sabin

High Performance functions

Level: Intermediate
Allan Hirt

Is That A Failover Cluster On Your Laptop?

Level: Advanced

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Argenis Fernandez

Multi-Server Management with SQL Server 2008 R2

Level: Beginner
11:15 AMJohn Welch

Processing Flat Files with SSIS

Level: Beginner

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Karen Lopez

Database Design Contentious Issues

Level: Advanced
Gail Shaw

Introduction to Indexes

Level: Beginner
Denny Cherry

Where should I be encrypting my data

Level: Intermediate
Bill Ramos

Troubleshooting with the SQL Server 2008 DC & MDW

Level: Intermediate
02:00 PMWilliam Pearson

Getting Started with MDX

Level: Beginner
Gail Shaw

Lies, Damned Lies And Statistics

Level: Intermediate
Jeremiah Peschka

Refactoring SQL

Level: Beginner

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Randy Knight

Become a Bilingual DBA! Oracle for the SQL Server

Level: Beginner

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Tim Costello

Tableau: Delivering Self-Serve BI

Level: Beginner
03:15 PMTodd McDermid

Data Warehouse ETL with Integration Services

Level: Intermediate

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Aaron Bertrand

What's new in SQL Server 2011 ("Denali")?

Level: Beginner

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Kendra Little

No More Bad Dates: Using Temporal Data Wisely

Level: Beginner
William Pearson

Attribute Discretization in Analysis Services (BI)

Level: Intermediate
Tim Ford

Who Needs DMVs? You Do!

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
Become a Bilingual DBA! Oracle for the SQL Server Randy KnightBeginner
Chalk TalksChalk TalksBeginner
Data Warehouse ETL with Integration ServicesTodd McDermidIntermediate
Database Design Contentious IssuesKaren LopezAdvanced
Do You Know the Data Flow?John WelchBeginner
Getting Started with MDXWilliam PearsonBeginner
High Performance functionsSimon SabinIntermediate
How to Optimize tempdb PerformanceBrad McGeheeIntermediate
Introduction to IndexesGail ShawBeginner
Is That A Failover Cluster On Your Laptop?Allan HirtAdvanced
Lies, Damned Lies And StatisticsGail ShawIntermediate
Lightning TalksLightning TalksBeginner
Multi-Server Management with SQL Server 2008 R2Argenis FernandezBeginner
No More Bad Dates: Using Temporal Data WiselyKendra LittleBeginner
NUMA for the SQL ServerRichard BaumetIntermediate
Query PlanJohn HuangAdvanced
Refactoring SQLJeremiah PeschkaBeginner
Simple Solutions to 12 Vexing T-SQL ProblemsArnie RowlandBeginner
SQL Azure - Cloud Database CoolnessScott KleinIntermediate
SQL Server 2008 Reporting from the GroundDonabel SantosBeginner
Strategies for Working with VLDBsRobert DavisIntermediate
Tableau: Delivering Self-Serve BITim CostelloBeginner
Through the Looking-GlassGreg LarsenIntermediate
Troubleshooting with the SQL Server 2008 DC & MDW Bill RamosIntermediate
Virtualization and SAN Basics for DBAsBrent OzarIntermediate
What's new in SQL Server 2011 ("Denali")?Aaron BertrandBeginner
Where should I be encrypting my dataDenny CherryIntermediate
Who Needs DMVs? You Do!Tim FordIntermediate


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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