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 - Galileo - Room: GalileoTrack 2 - Mercury - Room: MercuryTrack 3 - Jupiter - Room: JupiterTrack 4 - Saturn - Room: SaturnTrack 5 - Computer Training Room - Room: NebulaTrack 6 - ECR - Room: Exec Conf RoomTrack 7 - 2036 - Room: MTC Room 2036
08:30 AMMark Ginnebaugh and Ross Mistry

Introductions and Keynote

Level: Beginner
Mark Ginnebaugh and Ross Mistry

Introductions and Keynote

Level: Beginner
Mark Ginnebaugh and Ross Mistry

Introductions and Keynote

Level: Beginner
Mark Ginnebaugh and Ross Mistry

Introductions and Keynote

Level: Beginner
Mark Ginnebaugh and Ross Mistry

Introductions and Keynote

Level: Beginner
Mark Ginnebaugh and Ross Mistry

Introductions and Keynote

Level: Beginner
 
10:00 AMWenming Ye

Hadoop on WindowsAzure in Action

Level: Beginner

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Rob Kerr

Designing a SQL 2012 BI Architecture

Level: Beginner

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Mark Tabladillo

Secrets of Enterprise Data Mining

Level: Intermediate

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Grant Fritchey

Query Tuning in the Clouds

Level: Intermediate
Phil Hummel

SQL Server, HyperV, & Virtual SAN Switches

Level: Intermediate
Ami Levin

Where Are My (Primary) Keys?

Level: Intermediate

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Nicholas Schoonover

Nimble Storage Vendor Presentation

Level: Beginner
11:15 AMJoy Mundy

Dimensional Modeling and OLAP

Level: Intermediate

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Julie Koesmarno

Analytic Cartography: Master geospatial reporting

Level: Intermediate
Joseph Vertido

Matching and Survivorship

Level: Intermediate

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Scott Klein

SQL Azure- What is it and why do you need it?

Level: Beginner
Thomas Pizzato

Parallel Data Warehouse 2.0

Level: Beginner
Kevin Boles

Windowing Functions: THE Reason to Upgrade to 2012

Level: Intermediate

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Pat Sinthusan

SQL Server 2012 over NAS Storage

Level: Intermediate
12:45 PMDenise McInerney

WIT - Encouraging & Enabling Women in Technology

Level: Beginner
Justin Barney

Uptime, Performance, Visability & Scalability

Level: Beginner

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Jamila Gunawardena and Tony Tomarchio

High Performance SANLess Clustering

Level: Beginner
NetApp Presenters

NetApp Vendor Session

Level: Beginner
Nimble Storage Presenters

Nimble Storage Vendor Session

Level: Beginner
Phil Hummel

EMC Vendor Session

Level: Beginner
 
01:30 PMDenny Cherry

SQL Server Table Partitioning from the Ground Up

Level: Intermediate

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Mark Gschwind

Master Data and Data Quality in SQL Server 2012

Level: Intermediate

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Jason Horner

Dimensional Modeling: Beyond the Basics

Level: Beginner
Janis Griffin

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

Level: Intermediate

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Chris Shaw

What is the Best Disaster Recovery Solution?

Level: Beginner
Joseph Sack

Troubleshooting Query Plan Quality Issues

Level: Intermediate

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02:45 PMCarlos Bossy

Big Data for the SQL Server DBA

Level: Beginner

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Dan Bulos

So Many BI Tools, So Little Time

Level: Intermediate

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Lakshmi Randall

Analytics on Azure

Level: Beginner
Argenis Fernandez

Lean and Mean: Running SQL on Windows Server Core

Level: Intermediate

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Allan Hirt

Demystifying Clustering for the DBA

Level: Intermediate

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Eddie Wuerch

TempDB Performance Troubleshooting and Optimizing

Level: Intermediate

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Mickey Stuewe

Tablix - The Rubik Cube of Reporting Services

Level: Intermediate

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04:00 PMKevin Kline

Top 10 Admininistrator Mistakes on SQL Server

Level: Beginner

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William Brown

Business Intelligence with SharePoint 2013

Level: Beginner
Denise McInerney

Stop Bad Data in its OLTP Tracks

Level: Beginner

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Aaron Nelson

PowerShell for Data Professionals

Level: Intermediate
Dilip Nayak and Mitchell Bottel

Get TurnedOn with AlwaysOn

Level: Beginner
Randy Knight

Understanding Transaction Isolation Levels

Level: Intermediate
 
06:00 PMSQLSaturday 177

Post-Event Reception

Level: Non-Technical
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Post-Event Reception

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 177

Post-Event Reception

Level: Non-Technical
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Post-Event Reception

Level: Non-Technical
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Post-Event Reception

Level: Non-Technical
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Post-Event Reception

Level: Non-Technical
 


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
2 AM. A Disaster just began...Tobiasz KoprowskiIntermediate
Analytic Cartography: Master geospatial reportingJulie KoesmarnoIntermediate
Analytics on AzureLakshmi RandallBeginner
Applied Enterprise Semantic MiningMark TabladilloIntermediate
Backups and Recoverability in SQL ServerMichael DeFehrIntermediate
Become Bilingual! Oracle for the SQL Server DBARandy KnightIntermediate
Big Data for the SQL Server DBACarlos BossyBeginner
Building Cross Continent DR with AlwaysOn AvailabiPat SinthusanIntermediate
Business Intelligence with SharePoint 2013William BrownBeginner
But it worked great in Dev! Perfomance for DevsRandy KnightBeginner
Common TSQL MistakesKevin BolesIntermediate
Data Profiling with SSIS Data Profiling TaskGreg LarsenBeginner
Database Backups for the Accidental DBAGrant FritcheyBeginner
DBCC WritePage and Data RecoveryJohn HuangAdvanced
Deadlocks: What to do about the dreaded 1205Michael DeFehrIntermediate
Demystifying Clustering for the DBAAllan HirtIntermediate
Designing a SQL 2012 BI ArchitectureRob KerrBeginner
Designing a SQL 2012 BI ArchitectureRob KerrBeginner
Dimensional Modeling and OLAPJoy MundyIntermediate
Dimensional Modeling: Beyond the BasicsJason HornerBeginner
Disk IO Tuning on Microsoft SQL ServerKevin KlineBeginner
Dive into the Query Optimizer-Undocumented InsightBenjamin NevarezAdvanced
Don't Panic, DBAs! Databases on VMware made easy.Janis GriffinIntermediate
EMC Vendor SessionPhil HummelBeginner
Enterprise Tabular ModelsCarlos BossyBeginner
Extend Your Knowledge with Extended Events!Janis GriffinBeginner
Get TurnedOn with AlwaysOnDilip Nayak and Mitchell BottelBeginner
Hadoop on WindowsAzure in ActionWenming YeBeginner
High Availability of SQL in the context of SLA Tobiasz KoprowskiIntermediate
High Performance SANLess ClusteringJamila Gunawardena and Tony TomarchioBeginner
Index-fu - getting the most out of your indexesMichael DeFehrIntermediate
Introduction to Data Quality ServicesRushabh MehtaBeginner
Introductions and KeynoteMark Ginnebaugh and Ross MistryBeginner
Join Us! Getting Started as a Technical SpeakerEddie WuerchBeginner
Lean and Mean: Running SQL on Windows Server CoreArgenis FernandezIntermediate
Looney Tuner? No, there IS a method to my madnessJanis GriffinIntermediate
Maintenance Plans ad HocTobiasz KoprowskiBeginner
Master Data and Data Quality in SQL Server 2012Mark GschwindIntermediate
Matching and SurvivorshipJoseph VertidoIntermediate
NetApp Vendor SessionNetApp PresentersBeginner
Nimble Storage Vendor PresentationNicholas SchoonoverBeginner
Nimble Storage Vendor SessionNimble Storage PresentersBeginner
Overview of PowerPivotDavid EichnerBeginner
Overview of PowerPivotDavid EichnerBeginner
Parallel Data Warehouse 2.0Thomas PizzatoBeginner
Partitioning for Perf & Management of Large TablesEddie WuerchIntermediate
Pivoting Performance Data & Pinpointing ProblemsBrian FlynnAdvanced
Post-Event ReceptionSQLSaturday 177Non-Technical
PowerShell for Data ProfessionalsAaron NelsonIntermediate
Query Plans and Indexes in SQL ServerMichael DeFehrBeginner
Query Tuning in the CloudsGrant FritcheyIntermediate
Real-time Data Warehouse and Reporting SolutionsCarlos BossyIntermediate
Secrets of Enterprise Data MiningMark TabladilloIntermediate
So Many BI Tools, So Little TimeDan BulosIntermediate
Social Marketing 2013 for Microsoft ProfessionalsMark TabladilloBeginner
SQL Azure from Plan, to Backup, to Cloud Tobiasz KoprowskiBeginner
SQL Azure Scalability with FederationsScott KleinIntermediate
SQL Azure- What is it and why do you need it?Scott KleinBeginner
SQL InjectionKevin BolesIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 over NAS StoragePat SinthusanIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 TSQL Enhancements and AdditionsKevin BolesIntermediate
SQL Server Dos and Don'ts: Keys to DBA NirvanaAllan HirtBeginner
SQL Server Table Partitioning from the Ground UpDenny CherryIntermediate
SQL Server, HyperV, & Virtual SAN SwitchesPhil HummelIntermediate
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SSIS 2012 Management Considerations and Best PractRushabh MehtaIntermediate
Stop Bad Data in its OLTP TracksDenise McInerneyBeginner
Tablix - The Rubik Cube of Reporting ServicesMickey StueweIntermediate
Team Leadership FundamentalsKevin KlineBeginner
TempDB Performance Troubleshooting and OptimizingEddie WuerchIntermediate
Through the Looking-Glass with DMVs, and What AlicGreg LarsenIntermediate
Time Saving Tips & Tricks for SSMS 2012Aaron NelsonIntermediate
Tips & Tricks-SQL 2008 Transactional ReplicationRohan JoackhimAdvanced
Top 10 Admininistrator Mistakes on SQL ServerKevin KlineBeginner
Top Query Optimizer Topics for Better PerformanceBenjamin NevarezIntermediate
Troubleshooting Query Plan Quality IssuesJoseph SackIntermediate
TSQL Bullet-Dodging and Spoon-bendingMichael DeFehrIntermediate
Understanding SQL Server XML Features Randy KnightIntermediate
Understanding Transaction Isolation LevelsRandy KnightIntermediate
Uptime, Performance, Visability & ScalabilityJustin BarneyBeginner
Welcome to the Licensing Nightmare Tobiasz KoprowskiIntermediate
What is the Best Disaster Recovery Solution?Chris ShawBeginner
Where Are My (Primary) Keys?Ami LevinIntermediate
Why Scans are better than SeeksRob FarleyIntermediate
Windowing Functions: THE Reason to Upgrade to 2012Kevin BolesIntermediate
WIT - Encouraging & Enabling Women in TechnologyDenise 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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