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 TimeGeneral Session - Room: Registration AreaTrack 1 - Room: Rustler HangoutTrack 2 - Room: Math 118Track 3 - Room: Tech 100Track 4 - Room: Tech 101Track 5 - Room: Tech 116Track 6 - Room: Tech 117Track 7 - Room: Tech 118Track 8 - Room: Tech 214
08:00 AMAndrew Karcher

Opening Remarks

Level: Beginner
        
08:30 AM Michael Steineke

SQL 2012 HA/DR Enhancements & Overiew

Level: Intermediate

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Janis Griffin

Don't Panic, DBAs! Databases on VMware made easy.

Level: Intermediate

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Brent Greenwood

Dimensional Modeling Fundamentals

Level: Intermediate
Benjamin Muller

Self-service BI with Power View

Level: Beginner
Randy Knight

Understanding Transaction Isolation Levels

Level: Intermediate

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Warren Sifre

Introduction to FileTables in SQL 2012

Level: Beginner

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Mitchell Bottel

The Art of Networking and Self Promotion

Level: Beginner

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Ben Aminnia

A Journey through New Features of SQL Server 2012

Level: Beginner
09:45 AM Denny Cherry

SQL Server Table Partitioning from the ground up

Level: Intermediate

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Jeremiah Peschka

Rules, Rules, and Rules

Level: Beginner
Douglas Barrett

Data Warehouse Best Practices

Level: Advanced

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Clint Kunz

Optimizing your BI Semantic Model for Power View

Level: Intermediate
Eddie Wuerch

Page Latches for Mere Mortals

Level: Intermediate

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Rick Morelan

Avoid Errors on Errors

Level: Intermediate

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Aaron Nelson

PowerShell for Data Professionals

Level: Intermediate
 
11:00 AM Denny Cherry

Table Indexing for the .NET Developer

Level: Intermediate

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Kendra Little

SQL Server First Responder Kit

Level: Beginner
Clint Kunz

SQL Server 2012 EIM (SSIS, DQS, and MDS)

Level: Intermediate
Carlos Bossy

Preparing Data for Analysis as Tabular Models

Level: Beginner

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Benjamin Nevarez

Columnstore Indexes and Data Warehouses

Level: Advanced
Ben Aminnia

From Zero to SQL Azure in 10 Cloudy Steps

Level: Beginner
Mitchell Bottel

Easily Manage your Servers with Policy Based Mgmt

Level: Beginner

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Janis Griffin

Performance Management – 2008 MDW - How & Why

Level: Beginner

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12:30 PM Denise McInerney

Women in Technology Un-Panel

Level: Beginner
 Grant Fritchey

[Sponsor] Red Gate - Enhance your SQL Performance

Level: Beginner
Douglas Barrett

Agile Data Warehousing with WhereScape RED

Level: Beginner

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01:30 PM Benjamin Nevarez

Top Query Optimizer Topics for Better Performance

Level: Intermediate
Diana Dee

SQL Server Security 101

Level: Beginner

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Carlos Bossy

Real-time Data Warehouse and Reporting

Level: Intermediate

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Rick Morelan

Basic Performance Tips and Gotchas

Level: Beginner

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Jeremiah Peschka

Rewrite your T-SQL for Great Good!

Level: Beginner

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Ike Ellis

SQL Azure Federations

Level: Intermediate
Chris Dickey

Extended Events in SQL Server 2008 and 2012

Level: Intermediate
Nitin Salgar

SQL Azure Data Sync

Level: Beginner
02:45 PM Lynn Langit

noSQL - why do I care, when & how should I use it?

Level: Intermediate

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Benjamin Nevarez

Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer

Level: Advanced
Benjamin Muller

Discussion-Time Analytics: BI for smart meetings

Level: Intermediate
Warren Sifre

Contained DB? Did it do something wrong?

Level: Beginner

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Eddie Wuerch

TempDB Performance Troubleshooting and Optimizing

Level: Intermediate

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Grant Fritchey

T-SQL Deployment and CI Best Practices

Level: Intermediate
Audrey Hammonds

The Performance Impact of Database Design

Level: Intermediate
Harry Chandra

Introduction to Log Shipping and Mirroring

Level: Beginner

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04:00 PM Audrey Hammonds

Shiny New T-SQL for SQL Server 2012

Level: Intermediate
Benjamin Nevarez

Understanding Parameter Sniffing

Level: Intermediate
Randy Knight

Understanding SQL Server XML Features

Level: Intermediate

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Warren Sifre

AlwaysOn – Way to get your 9’s?

Level: Intermediate
Eddie Wuerch

Join Us! Getting Started as a Technical Speaker

Level: Beginner

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Grant Fritchey

Common Backup Problems and How to Deal With Them

Level: Beginner
Phil Helmer

Up Your Game With OUTPUT

Level: Beginner

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05:00 PMAndrew Karcher

End of Day Raffle

Level: Beginner
        


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
[Sponsor] Red Gate - Enhance your SQL PerformanceGrant FritcheyBeginner
A Journey through New Features of SQL Server 2012Ben AminniaBeginner
Agile Data Warehousing with WhereScape REDDouglas BarrettBeginner
AlwaysOn – Way to get your 9’s?Warren SifreIntermediate
Avoid Errors on ErrorsRick MorelanIntermediate
Basic Performance Tips and GotchasRick MorelanBeginner
Become Bilingual! Oracle for the SQL Server DBARandy KnightIntermediate
Beyond Plain-Vanilla Models in SSAS and PowerPivotBrent GreenwoodAdvanced
Bigger and Faster: 7 Performance Techniques Jeremiah PeschkaBeginner
But it worked great in Dev! Perfomance for DevsRandy KnightBeginner
Columnstore Indexes and Data WarehousesBenjamin NevarezAdvanced
Common Backup Problems and How to Deal With ThemGrant FritcheyBeginner
Contained DB? Did it do something wrong?Warren SifreBeginner
Data Warehouse Best PracticesDouglas BarrettAdvanced
DAX Tips and TricksBrent GreenwoodIntermediate
Dimensional Modeling Fundamentals Brent GreenwoodIntermediate
Discussion-Time Analytics: BI for smart meetingsBenjamin MullerIntermediate
Don't Panic, DBAs! Databases on VMware made easy.Janis GriffinIntermediate
Easily Manage your Servers with Policy Based MgmtMitchell BottelBeginner
End of Day RaffleAndrew KarcherBeginner
Extended Events in SQL Server 2008 and 2012Chris DickeyIntermediate
From Zero to SQL Azure in 10 Cloudy StepsBen AminniaBeginner
Inside the SQL Server Query OptimizerBenjamin NevarezAdvanced
Introduction to FileTables in SQL 2012Warren SifreBeginner
Introduction to Log Shipping and MirroringHarry ChandraBeginner
Join Us! Getting Started as a Technical SpeakerEddie WuerchBeginner
Leaving the Windows OpenJeremiah PeschkaIntermediate
Looney Tuner? No, there IS a method to my madnessJanis GriffinIntermediate
noSQL - why do I care, when & how should I use it?Lynn LangitIntermediate
Opening RemarksAndrew KarcherBeginner
Optimizing your BI Semantic Model for Power ViewClint KunzIntermediate
Page Latches for Mere MortalsEddie WuerchIntermediate
Performance Management – 2008 MDW - How & WhyJanis GriffinBeginner
PowerPivot SolutionsBrent GreenwoodIntermediate
PowerShell for Data ProfessionalsAaron NelsonIntermediate
Preparing Data for Analysis as Tabular ModelsCarlos BossyBeginner
Real-time Data Warehouse and ReportingCarlos BossyIntermediate
Rewrite your T-SQL for Great Good!Jeremiah PeschkaBeginner
Rules, Rules, and RulesJeremiah PeschkaBeginner
Self-service BI with Power ViewBenjamin MullerBeginner
Shiny New T-SQL for SQL Server 2012Audrey HammondsIntermediate
SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Configuration Deep Dive Michael SteinekeAdvanced
SQL 2012 HA/DR Enhancements & OveriewMichael SteinekeIntermediate
SQL Azure Data SyncNitin SalgarBeginner
SQL Azure FederationsIke EllisIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn EnhancementsClint KunzIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 EIM (SSIS, DQS, and MDS)Clint KunzIntermediate
SQL Server First Responder KitKendra LittleBeginner
SQL Server Security 101Diana DeeBeginner
SQL Server Table Partitioning from the ground upDenny CherryIntermediate
Storage for the DBADenny CherryIntermediate
Table Indexing for the .NET DeveloperDenny CherryIntermediate
TempDB Performance Troubleshooting and OptimizingEddie WuerchIntermediate
The Art of Networking and Self PromotionMitchell BottelBeginner
The Performance Impact of Database DesignAudrey HammondsIntermediate
Time Saving Tips & Tricks for SSMS 2012Aaron NelsonIntermediate
Top Query Optimizer Topics for Better PerformanceBenjamin NevarezIntermediate
T-SQL Deployment and CI Best PracticesGrant FritcheyIntermediate
Understanding Parameter SniffingBenjamin NevarezIntermediate
Understanding SQL Server XML Features Randy KnightIntermediate
Understanding Transaction Isolation LevelsRandy KnightIntermediate
Up Your Game With OUTPUTPhil HelmerBeginner
Using Columnstore Indexes in SQL Server 2012Carlos BossyBeginner
Women in Technology Un-PanelDenise McInerneyBeginner


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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