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.

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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.

Advanced Nested SetsJoe CelkoIntermediate
An Introduction to Big Data for Business IntelligeBryan SmithBeginner
An Introduction to Columnstore IndexesBryan SmithIntermediate
Analytical MDM with Master Data Services 2012Jeff JohnstonIntermediate
Asynch Processing – Building a Service Broker AppMichael HotekIntermediate
Attribute Discretization in Analysis Services (BI)William E Pearson IIIBeginner
Be Friendly to SQL Server with TSQL Best PracticesBen MillerBeginner
Becoming DAX: An Introduction ...William E Pearson IIIIntermediate
Beginning T-SQLJennifer McCownBeginner
Benchmarking, Baselines and Monitoring StorageWesley BrownBeginner
Best Practices for Monitoring Databases on VMwareKathy GibbsIntermediate
Best Practices for Monitoring Databases on VMwareKathy GibbsIntermediate
Beyond Basics in SSRSAllen SmithIntermediate
Beyond Plateaux: Optimize SSAS with Best PracticesWilliam E Pearson IIIIntermediate
Beyond Plateaux: Optimize SSAS with Best PracticesWilliam E Pearson IIIIntermediate
Bridging the Chasm: BI Theory vs. PracticeWilliam E Pearson IIIIntermediate
Build a Business Functional Cube in Less than 1 HrMichael HotekIntermediate
Build a Data Warehouse in 1 Less than HourMichael HotekIntermediate
Building a Better Database Security StrategyMark MastrangeliBeginner
Building Writeback Applications in SSASBryan SmithIntermediate
Business Intelligence for Managers/Decision MakersCarlos BossyBeginner
Closing CeremoniesEvent CommitteeBeginner
Cross Platform Database MonitoringKristofer HutchinsonBeginner
Data Modeling Best Practices for Tabular ModelsCarlos BossyBeginner
Data Modeling Best Practices for Tabular ModelsCarlos BossyBeginner
Data Security – Encrypting DataMichael HotekIntermediate
Data Visualization primer: What you need to knowTim CostelloIntermediate
Database Security & Shrinking Your Attack SurfaceMatthew BrimerIntermediate
Death by UDFKevin BolesIntermediate
Declarative versus Procedural ProgrammingJoe CelkoBeginner
Design and Implement BI Like Edison! William E Pearson IIIBeginner
Dimensional Design primer: What you need to knowTim CostelloIntermediate
Documenting Your Integrated Microsoft BI SolutionWilliam E Pearson IIIIntermediate
Don't Panic - Keep Calm And Organize Your DR PlanAJ MendoBeginner
ELT: Old school data loading with tsqlTim CostelloIntermediate
Entity Strategies: Structuring Your ConsultancyWilliam E Pearson IIIBeginner
Evaluate your daily Checklist with PBM and CMSJohn SterrettIntermediate
File IO Stalls and Wait Stats - Tune Like Guru!Kevin BolesAdvanced
Fixing SQL Server–Complete Mess 2 Smooth OperationMichael HotekIntermediate
Fundamentals of Join OperationsKevin BolesBeginner
Fundamentals of SAN, NAS and IP StorageWesley BrownIntermediate
Generating SSIS packages using BIML Russ LoskiIntermediate
Getting Started with MDX: The (Very) BasicsWilliam E Pearson IIIBeginner
'Have it Your Way' with Reporting ServicesAllen SmithBeginner
How Active Directory affects SQL ServerRyan AdamsIntermediate
Instant Scale, High Avail. & Performance for SQLCorey BruneIntermediate
Introducing SQL Server Private CloudsBryan SmithIntermediate
Introduction to the XML sourceRuss LoskiIntermediate
Keep the Business Happy – Overview of HA FeaturesMichael HotekIntermediate
Knowledge from Data–FileTable and Semantic SearchMichael HotekIntermediate
Manage your shop with CMS and Policy Based MgmtRyan AdamsBeginner
Managing Hierarchies in SQL ServerMichael HotekIntermediate
Many-to-Many: Multiple Calendars in a Single CubeWilliam E Pearson IIIAdvanced
Mirroring Start to FinishRyan AdamsIntermediate
Mouth Wide Shut: Coherent InterviewingSean and Jen McCownBeginner
Nuts and Bolts of Table CompressionMike ByrdIntermediate
Opening Announcements (Starting at 8:10 AM)Event CommitteeBeginner
Overcoming Barriers and Avoiding Mistakes with BIWilliam E Pearson IIIBeginner
Parallel Query Execution Deep DiveKevin BolesAdvanced
Parent/Child Structures in SSISTim MitchellIntermediate
Partitioning: The Rest of the StoryMike ByrdIntermediate
Performance Analysis – Finding What Needs TuningMichael HotekIntermediate
Performance Tuning for PiratesJohn SterrettAdvanced
PowerPivot for Excel: For Those Unacquainted ...William E Pearson IIIBeginner
Pro Tips: Performance Tuning SSISTim CostelloIntermediate
Pro Tips: Troubleshooting SSISTim CostelloIntermediate
Prototype with PowerPivot: External SSAS GroupsWilliam E. Pearson IIIIntermediate
Real-time Data Warehouse and Reporting SolutionsCarlos BossyIntermediate
Reciprocal Symmetry: MDX in PowerPivotWilliam E. Pearson IIIIntermediate
Recover from a Disaster–What to do When All FailsMichael HotekIntermediate
Serene Velocity: Reporting Services and SSAS DataWilliam E Pearson IIIIntermediate
SMO Internals for High Performance PowerShellBen MillerIntermediate
Solid State Storage Deep DiveWesley BrownIntermediate
SQL 2012 AlwaysOn QuickstartRyan AdamsIntermediate
SQL InjectionKevin BolesIntermediate
SQL LogShipping with PowerShellBen MillerBeginner
SQL Server 2012 Column Store IndexKevin BolesIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 TSQL Enhancements and AdditionsKevin BolesIntermediate
SQL Server FILESTREAM DevelopmentBen MillerIntermediate
SQL Server in the CloudRob SullivanBeginner
SQL Server Partitioning From A to ZKevin BolesAdvanced
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SSAS 2012 Tabular vs. Multidimensional William E. Pearson IIIBeginner
SSRS data driven subscription using SSISRuss LoskiAdvanced
Stop everything! Top T-SQL tricks to a DeveloperMarcos FrecciaIntermediate
Storage Design and SQL Server PerformanceRowland GoslingBeginner
The Backup Tune-upSean McCownIntermediate
The New T-SQL Analytic FunctionsBryan SmithIntermediate
Ther isn a Standsar5d for EVERYTHING, my sonJoe CelkoBeginner
Top 10 New Features of SSIS in 2012Tim MitchellBeginner
Top Tips for Writing Better T-SQL QueriesGrant FritcheyBeginner
Transaction Log Deep DiveKevin BolesAdvanced
T-SQL Brush-up:The Best Things You Forgot You KnewJennifer McCownBeginner
Understanding BackupsSean McCownBeginner
Unraveling Tangled CodeJennifer McCownIntermediate
What to Look for in Execution PlansGrant FritcheyIntermediate
Where Is It? – Working with Spatial DataMichael HotekIntermediate
Who See What in SSRS?Allen SmithIntermediate
Who See What in SSRS?Allen SmithIntermediate
Windowing Functions: THE Reason to Upgrade to 2012Kevin BolesIntermediate
Without A SQLTrace-Getting To Know Extended EventsAJ MendoBeginner
XML everywhereRuss LoskiIntermediate

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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