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: 306DBA 1 - Room: 317DBA 2 - Room: 308Denali/Other - Room: 309Development - Room: 316Panels/Other - Room: ExecutivePerformance/Other - Room: 313
8:45 AMBen Bolte

Integration Services 101

Level: Beginner
Meredith Ryan-Smith

Backup Basics - Know your options

Level: Beginner

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Phil Helmer

Problem Solving with Common Table Expressions

Level: Intermediate

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Denise McInerney

My Co-workers Are 9000 Miles Away!

Level: Beginner
David McCarter

Building nTier Applications with Entity Framework

Level: Intermediate
Clint Kunz

Virtualizing your SQL Server Environments

Level: Intermediate

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Lakshmi Randall

Fast Track Data Warehouse project experience

Level: Intermediate
10:00 AMAndrew Karcher

So you want to be a BI Developer?

Level: Beginner
Denny Cherry

SQL Server Clustering 101

Level: Beginner
Paul Mendoza

Working with spatial data in SQL Server

Level: Intermediate
Brad Cunningham

Tips to be a better Ninja

Level: Beginner
David McCarter

Real World API Design Using The Entity Framework

Level: Intermediate
Kathy Gibbs

SQL Server on VMware, what a DBA should know

Level: Intermediate
Rick Morelan

Basic Performance Tips and Gotchas

Level: Intermediate

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11:15 AMDavid Eichner

Business Intelligence with SRS Report Builder

Level: Beginner
Denny Cherry

Indexing Internals

Level: Advanced
Denise McInerney

“BEGIN…COMMIT” is Not Enough

Level: Beginner

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Clint Kunz

SQL Server Denali BI Enhancements

Level: Intermediate

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Woody Pewitt

Technical Debt with Woody Pewitt

Level: Beginner
Joseph Vertido

Address Quality – What you don’t know can cost you

Level: Beginner
Llewellyn Falco

Introduction to Agile

Level: Beginner
12:15 PM     Meredith Ryan-Smith

Energizing the Next Generation

Level: Beginner
 
01:30 PMBen Aminnia

A Business Intelligence Walk-through in 48 Minutes

Level: Beginner
Rick Morelan

Avoid Errors on Errors

Level: Intermediate

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Ike Ellis

T-SQL Tips and Tricks Part 1

Level: Beginner
Lakshmi Randall

What is "Project Apollo"?

Level: Beginner
Scott Reed

Aspect EntityFramework for SqlAzure best practices

Level: Beginner
Robert / Denny Davis / Cherry

Panel Discussion on Advanced SQL Certifications

Level: Intermediate

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Benjamin Nevarez

Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer

Level: Advanced
02:45 PMRobert Davis

10 Things all BI Administrators Should Know

Level: Intermediate
Benjamin Nevarez

Understanding Parameter Sniffing

Level: Advanced
Ike Ellis

T-SQL Tips and Tricks Part 2

Level: Beginner
Creighton Kagey

SSIS in Denali

Level: Intermediate

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Denny Cherry

Table Indexing for the .NET Developer

Level: Intermediate
Lynn Langit

SQL Azure: Tools and Frameworks for Developers

Level: Intermediate
Chris Dickey

Find Bad Queries: Profiler, DMVs, Extended Events

Level: Intermediate
04:00 PMAngel Abundez

Unleash the Tablix

Level: Intermediate

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Robert Davis

Replication Magic: Initializing From Backups

Level: Intermediate
Peter Kral

Building a SQL Listener Job Using Powershell

Level: Beginner

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Prakash Heda

SQL Server Denali HA

Level: Advanced
Rajmund Rzepecki

Reducing the impact of database changes on an app

Level: Advanced
Thomas Mueller

Ask the Experts - SQL Server Q&A Session

Level: Beginner
Deepak Puri

SQL Server Analysis Services: a 10,000-foot view

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
(SSIS) - Record Linkage (Fuzzy Match) Joseph VertidoIntermediate
“BEGIN…COMMIT” is Not EnoughDenise McInerneyBeginner
10 Things all BI Administrators Should KnowRobert DavisIntermediate
A Business Intelligence Walk-through in 48 MinutesBen AminniaBeginner
Address Quality – What you don’t know can cost youJoseph VertidoBeginner
Amazon RDS vs SQL AzureIke EllisIntermediate
Ask the Experts - SQL Server Q&A SessionThomas MuellerBeginner
Aspect EntityFramework for SqlAzure best practicesScott ReedBeginner
Avoid Errors on ErrorsRick MorelanIntermediate
Backup Basics - Know your optionsMeredith Ryan-SmithBeginner
Basic Performance Tips and GotchasRick MorelanIntermediate
Building a SQL Listener Job Using PowershellPeter KralBeginner
Building nTier Applications with Entity Framework David McCarterIntermediate
Business Intelligence with SRS Report BuilderDavid EichnerBeginner
Energizing the Next GenerationMeredith Ryan-SmithBeginner
Excel 2010: everyman's OLAP client just got betterDeepak PuriBeginner
Fast Track Data Warehouse project experienceLakshmi RandallIntermediate
Find Bad Queries: Profiler, DMVs, Extended EventsChris DickeyIntermediate
Flexible SSAS cubes with Many-to-Many dimensionsDeepak PuriIntermediate
I'm a PowerPivot fan!Lakshmi RandallIntermediate
Indexing InternalsDenny CherryAdvanced
Inside the SQL Server Query OptimizerBenjamin NevarezAdvanced
Integration Services 101Ben BolteBeginner
Introduction to Agile Llewellyn FalcoBeginner
My Co-workers Are 9000 Miles Away! Denise McInerneyBeginner
Panel Discussion on Advanced SQL CertificationsRobert / Denny Davis / CherryIntermediate
Problem Solving with Common Table ExpressionsPhil HelmerIntermediate
Real World API Design Using The Entity FrameworkDavid McCarterIntermediate
Reducing the impact of database changes on an appRajmund RzepeckiAdvanced
Replication Magic: Initializing From BackupsRobert DavisIntermediate
So you want to be a BI Developer?Andrew KarcherBeginner
SQL Azure: Tools and Frameworks for DevelopersLynn LangitIntermediate
SQL Server Analysis Services: a 10,000-foot viewDeepak PuriBeginner
SQL Server Clustering 101Denny CherryBeginner
SQL Server Denali BI EnhancementsClint KunzIntermediate
SQL Server Denali HAPrakash HedaAdvanced
SQL Server on VMware, what a DBA should knowKathy GibbsIntermediate
SSIS in DenaliCreighton KageyIntermediate
Table Indexing for the .NET DeveloperDenny CherryIntermediate
Technical Debt with Woody PewittWoody PewittBeginner
Tips to be a better NinjaBrad CunninghamBeginner
T-SQL Tips and Tricks Part 1Ike EllisBeginner
T-SQL Tips and Tricks Part 2Ike EllisBeginner
Understanding Parameter SniffingBenjamin NevarezAdvanced
Unit Testing RDLC ReportsIke EllisIntermediate
Unleash the TablixAngel AbundezIntermediate
Virtualizing your SQL Server EnvironmentsClint KunzIntermediate
What is "Project Apollo"?Lakshmi RandallBeginner
Working with spatial data in SQL ServerPaul MendozaIntermediate


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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