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 - Room: BabbageTrack 2 - Room: ChristieTrack 3 - Room: TrevithickTrack 4 - Room: BlighSocial - Room: Select * Coffee Bar
08:00 AMGethyn Ellis

An Introduction to SQL Server Virtualisation

Level: Beginner

Eric Lawson

Star Schema database primer

Level: Beginner

Ian Meade

A temporary fix for a short term problem

Level: Intermediate

David Peter Hansen

Layered Partitioning - manage very large data sets

Level: Advanced
09:00 AMJames Rowland-Jones

Keynote: Data Professionals : Learn One New Skill

Level: Non-Technical
James Rowland-Jones

Keynote: Data Professionals : Learn One New Skill

Level: Non-Technical
09:25 AMChristian Bolton

Advanced SQL Server 2012 HA and DR Architectures

Level: Beginner
André Kamman

ETL Shootout, SSIS vs Powershell

Level: Intermediate
Denny Cherry

Table Indexing for the .NET Developer

Level: Intermediate
Jamie Thomson

Declarative database development with SSDT

Level: Intermediate

10:45 AMDave Ballantyne

Estimation, Statistics and “Oh My!”

Level: Advanced
Dave Green

"I'm sure my procedure does what it should!"

Level: Beginner

David Morrison

Myth Busters! Busting Common TSQL Myths

Level: Intermediate
James Rowland-Jones

Thinking Big & Understanding PDW

Level: Intermediate
11:45 AMThomas Kejser

Quantifying the cost of Compression

Level: Intermediate
Mladen Prajdic

SQL Injection from website to SQL Server

Level: Intermediate

Régis Baccaro

Power View and the Cube

Level: Beginner

Mark Pryce-Maher

Cloudbursting - Amazon RDS for SQL Vs SQL Azure

Level: Intermediate
01:05 PM    Jen Stirrup

Discussion Topic - Networking for Techies

Level: Beginner
01:45 PMJonathan Allen

Tracking server activity without slowing it down

Level: Intermediate

Gavin Payne

I want to be a better architect

Level: Intermediate
James Boother

Professional PowerShell

Level: Beginner
Phil Quinn

XML: The Marmite of SQL Server

Level: Beginner
03:00 PMWilliam Durkin

Database Replication - What, How and Why

Level: Beginner

Mark Broadbent

READPAST & Furious-Transactions,Locking&Isolation

Level: Intermediate
Chris Testa-O'Neill

Increasing Business and IT collaboration with SQL

Level: Intermediate
John Martin

SQL Sever, the DBA & Compliance

Level: Intermediate
04:00 PMRichard Douglas

Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoid

Level: Intermediate

Neil Hambly

Why are we Waiting..

Level: Advanced
Alex Whittles

MDX 101

Level: Beginner
Tobiasz Koprowski

Welcome to the Licensing Nightmare

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.

"Cursors are Evil"Dave BallantyneIntermediate
"I'm sure my procedure does what it should!"Dave GreenBeginner
2 AM. A Disaster just began...Tobiasz KoprowskiIntermediate
A temporary fix for a short term problem Ian MeadeIntermediate
Advanced SQL Server 2012 HA and DR ArchitecturesChristian BoltonBeginner
An Introduction to AlwaysOn Availability GroupsGethyn EllisBeginner
An Introduction to SQL Server VirtualisationGethyn EllisBeginner
Cloud Database Scalability with SQL FederationScott KleinIntermediate
Cloudbursting - Amazon RDS for SQL Vs SQL AzureMark Pryce-MaherIntermediate
Custom Replication w/ Service Broker and CDCMladen PrajdicIntermediate
Data Modelling for Analysis Services CubesAlex WhittlesIntermediate
Database deployment with SSDTDave BallantyneIntermediate
Database development with SSDTRégis BaccaroIntermediate
Database Replication - What, How and WhyWilliam DurkinBeginner
Declarative database development with SSDTJamie ThomsonIntermediate
Deep Dive into DQSRégis BaccaroIntermediate
Discussion Topic - Networking for TechiesJen StirrupBeginner
Dynamic code for efficient searching Ian MeadeIntermediate
Effective Index Partitioning, Compression StrategyNeil HamblyIntermediate
Estimation, Statistics and “Oh My!”Dave BallantyneAdvanced
ETL Shootout, SSIS vs PowershellAndré KammanIntermediate
ETL vs. ELT in a Parallel Data WarehouseDavid Peter HansenIntermediate
Extended Events – Effective UsageNeil HamblyIntermediate
Getting hands on with SQL Service BrokerSanjaya PadhiIntermediate
Getting SQL Service Broker Up and RunningDenny CherryIntermediate
High Availability of SQL in the context of SLA Tobiasz KoprowskiIntermediate
How to outsource yourself with a Powershell scriptAndré KammanIntermediate
I got 99 problems but my backups aint oneRichard DouglasBeginner
I want to be a better architectGavin PayneIntermediate
Increasing Business and IT collaboration with SQL Chris Testa-O'NeillIntermediate
Introduction to System Center 2012 – Data ProtectiJames BootherBeginner
iSCSI Storage tips and tricksJames BootherBeginner
I've Got A SQL Database, Now What?Denny CherryBeginner
Keynote: Data Professionals : Learn One New SkillJames Rowland-JonesNon-Technical
Kung Fu Migration to Windows Azure SQL DatabaseScott KleinIntermediate
Layered Partitioning - manage very large data setsDavid Peter HansenAdvanced
Maintenance Plans ad HocTobiasz KoprowskiBeginner
MDX 101Alex WhittlesBeginner
Moves like Jagger - Upgrading to SQL Server 2012Mark BroadbentIntermediate
Myth Busters! Busting Common TSQL MythsDavid MorrisonIntermediate
Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoidRichard DouglasIntermediate
Notes on SQL 2012 Highly Available BI EnvironmentsChris Testa-O'NeillIntermediate
Performance Tuning for the Accidental DBAMark Pryce-MaherIntermediate
Power View and the CubeRégis BaccaroBeginner
Professional PowerShellJames BootherBeginner
Putting it all together with SSDTGavin CampbellIntermediate
Quantifying the cost of CompressionThomas Kejser Intermediate
Query Plans Deep DiveDavid MorrisonAdvanced
READPAST & Furious-Transactions,Locking&IsolationMark BroadbentIntermediate
Service Broker - What is it and what does it do?John MartinBeginner
SQL 2012 Query Plan & Operators ChangesDavid MorrisonIntermediate
SQL Azure from Plan, to Backup, to Cloud Tobiasz KoprowskiBeginner
SQL Impossible: Restoring/Undeleting a table Mladen PrajdicAdvanced
SQL Injection from website to SQL ServerMladen PrajdicIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 Integration with MDS & DQSSanjaya PadhiIntermediate
SQL Server 2012 Memory ManagementNeil HamblyIntermediate
SQL Server AlwaysOn for DummiesMark BroadbentIntermediate
SQL Server Extended Events: Who, What, Why, How?Stuart MooreIntermediate
SQL Server Security & how to keep your DBA happyJohn MartinIntermediate
SQL Server Transaction Log Internals & ManagementMladen PrajdicIntermediate
SQL Sever, the DBA & ComplianceJohn MartinIntermediate
SQLServer2012 as semantic search engineEmanuele ZanchettinIntermediate
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
SSIS 2012 Performance Tuning MethodologyDavid Peter HansenAdvanced
SSIS 2012 Transformations PitfallsEmil GlowniaIntermediate
Star Schema database primerEric LawsonBeginner
Table Indexing for the .NET DeveloperDenny CherryIntermediate
testAnnette AllenBeginner
Thinking Big & Understanding PDWJames Rowland-JonesIntermediate
Time has come for Power PivotEmil GlowniaBeginner
Tracking server activity without slowing it downJonathan AllenIntermediate
Transitioning from "Reporting" to Decision SupportEric LawsonNon-Technical
Understanding IndicesRichard DouglasIntermediate
Understanding Microsoft Certification in SQL ServeChris Testa-O'NeillBeginner
Using SQL Server 2012s Always OnDenny CherryIntermediate
We have control! Resource Control in SQL ServerChris Testa-O'NeillIntermediate
Welcome to the Licensing Nightmare Tobiasz KoprowskiIntermediate
What's new in SQL Server 2012 - TSQLDave BallantyneIntermediate
Why are we Waiting..Neil HamblyAdvanced
Why DBA's like SQL Service BrokerSanjaya PadhiLightning Talk
Windows Server 2012 – What’s new for SQL Server PrChristian BoltonBeginner
XML: The Marmite of SQL ServerPhil QuinnBeginner

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.

Suggested Session TitleSkill Level
Building Scalable Applications With SQL ServerIntermediate
Getting airborne - starting out with SQL AzureBeginner
Scaling OPut SSIS With ParallelismIntermediate

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