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 TimeSQL DBA Foundations - Room: 1325Business Intelligence Advanced - Room: 1735Business Intelligence Foundations - Room: 1800Career Development - Room: 1220CIO/CTO/IT Manager - Room: 1125Dev .NET Foundations - Room: 1620Dev .NET/ALM - Room: 1835Dev App Support - Room: 1920Dev Web/Mobile - Room: 1425PowerShell - Room: 1420SharePoint - Room: 1700SQL Dev - Room: 1615Windows Server Infrastructure - Room: 1321
07:00 AMSQLSaturday 234

Registrations

Level: Non-Technical
            
08:00 AMWilliam Assaf

Welcome and Mini-Keynote

Level: Non-Technical
            
08:40 AMWes Brown

Understanding Storage Systems and SQL Server

Level: Beginner
Sven Aelterman

Managing the SQL Server 2012 SSIS catalog (SSISDB)

Level: Advanced

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Cory Hutchinson

SQL 2012 OLAP vs Tabular Modeling

Level: Intermediate
Keith Elder

Channeling Your Inner Forrest Gump - Simplicity is Genius

Level: Non-Technical

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Tom Allsup

Business Data Backup and Recovery in the Cloud: Why So "Cirrus"

Level: Non-Technical
J Sawyer

Back to Basics: .NET Essentials You May have Forgotten

Level: Beginner

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Mike Clement

Agile Games: Games with Cards and Dice

Level: Beginner
Stephen Fulcher

Application Instrumentation

Level: Intermediate

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Seth Valdetero

iPhone Apps in C#

Level: Beginner

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Mike Robbins

PowerShell Fundamentals for Beginners

Level: Beginner
Cody Gros

Building an Intranet SharePoint 2013 Style

Level: Intermediate
Thomas LeBlanc

Execution Plan Basics - Beginners

Level: Beginner

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Nicholas Jones

SCCM 2012 High Availability

Level: Advanced
09:50 AMRyan Adams

SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Quickstart

Level: Intermediate

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Mike Byrd

Change Tracking: A Near Bullet-Proof ETL Synchronization Control

Level: Intermediate

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William E. Pearson III

Practical Self-Service BI with Excel 2013

Level: Beginner
Christine Assaf

Mastering your Resume & Interview: Tips to Get Hired

Level: Beginner

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Noah Boudreaux

Engaging the Workforce

Level: Non-Technical
James Sampson

Visual Studio Productivity Tips and Tricks

Level: Beginner
Tim Rayburn

Install-Package Your.Architecture

Level: Intermediate
Mike Huguet

When Things Go Wrong in My Code

Level: Intermediate
Jason Tate

Multiplatform Development with Unity 3D and C#

Level: Beginner
Matt Hester

PowerShell Not Your Father's Command Line 10 things you need to know

Level: Advanced

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Theresa Eller

Who Moved My SharePoint (to 2013)?

Level: Beginner
Jennifer McCown

Beginning T-SQL

Level: Beginner
Randy Nale

Improving Enterprise IT Effectiveness Through Cloud Enablement

Level: Non-Technical

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11:00 AMJaisson Mailloux

SQL Licensing White Board Session

Level: Beginner
Thomas LeBlanc

Attributes & Hierarchies in Analysis Services 2012

Level: Intermediate

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Mark Verret

Data cleaning with SSIS - SQL 2012

Level: Beginner

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Tonia Askins

Exploring Entrepreneurship

Level: Non-Technical

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Dave Baxter

Mentor Programs - Go beyond Technical Skills

Level: Non-Technical

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Devlin Liles

Data Access 0-120 : Because 60 just won't do

Level: Intermediate
Keith Elder

Building an English-Based Rules Engine using the Dynamic Language Runtime and IronRuby

Level: Advanced
Steve Schaneville

Unit Tests in Action – an exercise in updating legacy code, and how unit tests play a critical role

Level: Intermediate

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George Mauer

Let's Learn Knockout

Level: Beginner
Sean McCown

Beginning Powershell for DBAs 1.0

Level: Beginner
Corey Roth

Configuring SharePoint Search for an optimal document management experience

Level: Intermediate

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Cade Roux

Get a Lever and Pick Any Turtle: Lifting with Metadata

Level: Intermediate

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Steven Rachui

ConfigMgr 2012 - Whats the big deal?

Level: Beginner
12:30 PM      Kristen Reeves

Lunch Session - Women in Technology

Level: Non-Technical
Mike Huguet

What's it like to Work for Microsoft?

Level: Beginner
Neil Hambly

Advanced Performance Tuning Tips with Ignite

Level: Beginner
    
01:30 PMRyan Adams

AlwaysOn Live Deployment

Level: Intermediate

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William E. Pearson III

Getting Started with Analysis Services 2012 Tabular

Level: Beginner
Rusty Frioux

Analytics 101 : Big data, business intelligence, and predictive analytics for decision makers

Level: Beginner
Stacy Vicknair

Toastmasters Demo Meeting

Level: Beginner
Christine Assaf

Interview Tips for Managers

Level: Beginner

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Mike Huguet

Getting Started with C#

Level: Beginner
Mike Clement

Power of Patterns: Refactoring to (or away from) Patterns

Level: Beginner
J Sawyer

StreamInsight in action: Monitoring website performance in real time

Level: Intermediate

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James Sampson

Who Could Ask for More with LESS CSS?

Level: Intermediate
Sean McCown

Beginning Powershell for DBAs 1.5

Level: Beginner
Bill Watters

Bringing Business Intelligence to SharePoint Users

Level: Beginner
Sven Aelterman

Configuring and Managing FILESTREAM and FileTable

Level: Intermediate

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Steven Rachui

Troubleshoot ConfigMgr 2012 like a pro

Level: Advanced
02:40 PMChris Wolfley

Improving Performance, Backups, and the Development Lifecycle with Centralized Storage

Level: Intermediate

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Mark Verret

Introduction to SQL Spatial Analysis and Reporting

Level: Intermediate

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Glenda Gable

The ABCs of SSIS

Level: Beginner

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Dave Reid

How to Prepare & Conduct Technical Presentations

Level: Intermediate
Jen and Sean McCown

Mouth Wide Shut: Interviews from the Other Side of the Table

Level: Non-Technical
Jeremy Beckham

Moving to XAML

Level: Intermediate

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Jeremy Cronan

Using Team Foundation 2012 for Agile Project Management

Level: Beginner

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Stephen Fulcher

High Traffic Web Services

Level: Intermediate

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Ryan Duclos

Web Sites on Windows Azure

Level: Beginner

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Tim Rayburn

Intro PowerShell for Technologists

Level: Beginner
Jameson Bozeman

Building Resilient Workflows in SharePoint 2013

Level: Beginner
Daniel Hillis

Get your feet wet with Hadoop on Azure

Level: Beginner

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Matt Hester

Windows Azure IaaS and You

Level: Beginner
03:50 PMSQLSaturday 234

Raffle

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
A Practical Approach to Table PartitioningMike ByrdIntermediate
Access Apps in SharePoint 2013Theresa EllerBeginner
Advanced Performance Tuning Tips with IgniteNeil HamblyBeginner
Agile Games: Games with Cards and DiceMike ClementBeginner
AlwaysOn Live DeploymentRyan AdamsIntermediate
An Introduction to Data Sciencecherie sheriffIntermediate
Analytics 101 : Big data, business intelligence, and predictive analytics for decision makersRusty FriouxBeginner
Application Instrumentation Stephen FulcherIntermediate
ASP.NET Routing Deep DiveStacy VicknairIntermediate
Attributes & Hierarchies in Analysis Services 2012Thomas LeBlancIntermediate
Automating SSISKumar SVIntermediate
Back to Basics: .NET Essentials You May have ForgottenJ SawyerBeginner
Baton Rouge SQL Saturday #234 Pre-Con: Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for ExcelBill PearsonBeginner
Become an Enterprise DBASean McCownAdvanced
Beginning Powershell for DBAs 1.0Sean McCownBeginner
Beginning Powershell for DBAs 1.5Sean McCownBeginner
Beginning T-SQLJennifer McCownBeginner
Best Practices of a Software CraftsmanDevlin LilesAdvanced
BI - Why Microsoft over Cognoscherie sheriffBeginner
BI Strategies - Points of Failurecherie sheriffAdvanced
Biting the Silver Bullet: Starting Points for Discovering Your Personal ProductivityStacy VicknairBeginner
Bringing Business Intelligence to SharePoint UsersBill WattersBeginner
Building an English-Based Rules Engine using the Dynamic Language Runtime and IronRubyKeith ElderAdvanced
Building an Intranet SharePoint 2013 StyleCody GrosIntermediate
Building Resilient Workflows in SharePoint 2013Jameson BozemanBeginner
Business Data Backup and Recovery in the Cloud: Why So "Cirrus"Tom AllsupNon-Technical
Change Tracking: A Near Bullet-Proof ETL Synchronization ControlMike ByrdIntermediate
Channeling Your Inner Forrest Gump - Simplicity is GeniusKeith ElderNon-Technical
Chocolatey, NuGet and YouTim RayburnBeginner
ConfigMgr - Whats the big deal?Steven RachuiBeginner
ConfigMgr 2012 - Whats the big deal?Steven RachuiBeginner
Configuring and Managing FILESTREAM and FileTableSven AeltermanIntermediate
Configuring SharePoint Search for an optimal document management experienceCorey RothIntermediate
Custom SQL Server Transaction Log ShippingJ.D. PellerinIntermediate
Data Access 0-120 : Because 60 just won't doDevlin LilesIntermediate
Data cleaning with SSIS - SQL 2012Mark VerretBeginner
Demystifying Windows Store Apps for the EnterpriseMike HuguetIntermediate
Developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows Cody GrosIntermediate
Developing Windows 8 Applications with HTML, CSS and JavaScriptStacy VicknairBeginner
Developing with the SharePoint 2013 App ModelCorey RothIntermediate
Electronic Forms in SharePointTheresa EllerBeginner
Engaging the WorkforceNoah BoudreauxNon-Technical
Execution Plan Basics - BeginnersThomas LeBlancBeginner
Exploring EntrepreneurshipTonia AskinsNon-Technical
Get a Lever and Pick Any Turtle: Lifting with MetadataCade RouxIntermediate
Get your feet wet with Hadoop on AzureDaniel HillisBeginner
Getting Started with Analysis Services 2012 TabularWilliam E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Getting Started with C#Mike HuguetBeginner
Getting Started with MDXWilliam E. Pearson IIIBeginner
GIT Workship - Session 1Tim RayburnBeginner
GIT Workship - Session 2Tim RayburnBeginner
GIT Workship - Session 3Tim RayburnBeginner
GIT Workshop - Session 1Tim RayburnBeginner
GIT Workshop - Session 2Tim RayburnBeginner
GIT Workshop - Session 3Tim RayburnBeginner
Giving FeedbackChristine AssafBeginner
High Traffic Web ServicesStephen FulcherIntermediate
How to Answer Tough Tecnical Interview QuestionsDave ReidIntermediate
How to Nurture a Productive, Loyal Departmentcherie sheriffBeginner
How to Prepare & Conduct Technical PresentationsDave ReidIntermediate
How to Succeed At a HackathonGeorge MauerLightning Talk
I'm in love with Sublime Text!George MauerBeginner
Improving Enterprise IT Effectiveness Through Cloud Enablement Randy NaleNon-Technical
Improving Performance, Backups, and the Development Lifecycle with Centralized StorageChris WolfleyIntermediate
Install-Package Your.ArchitectureTim RayburnIntermediate
Interview Tips for ManagersChristine AssafBeginner
Intro PowerShell for TechnologistsTim RayburnBeginner
Introducing StreamInsight 2.1J SawyerIntermediate
Introduction to SQL Spatial Analysis and ReportingMark VerretIntermediate
iPhone Apps in C#Seth ValdeteroBeginner
Let's Learn KnockoutGeorge MauerBeginner
Lunch BreakSQLSaturday 234Non-Technical
Lunch Session - Women in TechnologyKristen ReevesNon-Technical
Making the CASE for a full-time DBARobert BishopBeginner
Making Your Presentations ExceptionalBryan JolleyNon-Technical
Manage your shop with CMS and Policy Based MgmtRyan AdamsBeginner
Managing SQL Server in the Enterprise with TLAsNancy Hidy WilsonBeginner
Managing the SQL Server 2012 SSIS catalog (SSISDB)Sven AeltermanAdvanced
Mastering your Resume & Interview: Tips to Get HiredChristine AssafBeginner
Mentor Programs - Go beyond Technical SkillsDave BaxterNon-Technical
Migrating to Windows Azure SQL DatabaseRyan DuclosBeginner
Mirroring Start to FinishRyan AdamsBeginner
Modern Data Warehousing for BI Systemscherie sheriffAdvanced
Mouth Wide Shut: Coherent InterviewingSean McCownBeginner
Mouth Wide Shut: Interviews from the Other Side of the TableJen and Sean McCownNon-Technical
Moving to XAMLJeremy BeckhamIntermediate
Multiplatform Development with Unity 3D and C#Jason TateBeginner
My Favorite Free SQL Server ToolsNancy Hidy WilsonBeginner
Office PoliticsJeremy BeckhamBeginner
Power of Patterns: Refactoring to (or away from) PatternsMike ClementBeginner
PowerShell Fundamentals for BeginnersMike RobbinsBeginner
PowerShell Not Your Father's Command Line 10 things you need to knowMatt HesterAdvanced
Practical Self-Service BI with Excel 2013William E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Programming with Kinect for Windows: From Hello World to Lightsabers in 60 minutesLatish SehgalBeginner
Prototyping with PowerPivot: Handling External Analysis Services 2012 GroupingWilliam E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Publishing SharePoint 2013 apps to the Office StoreCorey RothBeginner
RaffleSQLSaturday 234Non-Technical
RegistrationsSQLSaturday 234Non-Technical
Scaling Out SQL Server Reporting ServicesSven AeltermanAdvanced
SCCM 2012 High AvailabilityNicholas JonesAdvanced
SQL 2012 AlwaysOn QuickstartRyan AdamsIntermediate
SQL 2012 OLAP vs Tabular ModelingCory HutchinsonIntermediate
SQL Licensing White Board Session Jaisson MaillouxBeginner
SQL Server Integration Services Design PatternsKumar SVIntermediate
SRS Report Builder for Business IntelligenceDavid EichnerBeginner
StreamInsight in action: Monitoring website performance in real timeJ SawyerIntermediate
Tell Better Stories with Microsoft BI and GeoFlowmarek koenigBeginner
The .Net Ninja's ToolbeltLatish SehgalBeginner
The ABCs of SSISGlenda GableBeginner
Through Gardens Overgrown: PowerPivot to SSAS 2012TabularWilliam E. Pearson IIIBeginner
Toastmasters Demo MeetingStacy VicknairBeginner
Transformation Priority Premise: TDD Test Order MattersMike ClementIntermediate
Troubleshoot ConfigMgr 2012 like a proSteven RachuiAdvanced
Understanding BackupsSean McCownBeginner
Understanding Storage Systems and SQL Server Wes BrownBeginner
Unit Tests in Action – an exercise in updating legacy code, and how unit tests play a critical roleSteve SchanevilleIntermediate
Unraveling Tangled CodeJennifer McCownIntermediate
Using SharePoint Rest Services in InfoPath FormsBill WattersBeginner
Using SSIS 2012 for ETL in a Data WarehouseThomas LeBlancIntermediate
Using Team Foundation 2012 for Agile Project ManagementJeremy CronanBeginner
Visual Studio Productivity Tips and TricksJames SampsonBeginner
Web Sites on Windows AzureRyan DuclosBeginner
Welcome and Mini-KeynoteWilliam AssafNon-Technical
What is a Data Warehouse and Why Do I Want One Anyway?cherie sheriffBeginner
What's it like to Work for Microsoft?Mike HuguetBeginner
When a Strange Server CallsJennifer McCownBeginner
When Things Go Wrong in My CodeMike HuguetIntermediate
Who Could Ask for More with LESS CSS?James SampsonIntermediate
Who Moved My SharePoint (to 2013)?Theresa EllerBeginner
Why You Are Horrible at InterviewsKeith ElderNon-Technical
Windows Azure IaaS and YouMatt HesterBeginner
Windows Azure SQL Database and StorageRyan DuclosBeginner
Windows Server 2012 High Availability for SQL ServerSven AeltermanIntermediate
Working with Change Data Capture in SSIS 2012Kumar SVBeginner


Suggested Sessions

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