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 TimeBig Data/Azure - Room: Computer Training RoomBonus Track - Room: Executive Conf. RoomBusiness Intelligence - Room: SaturnDatabase Administration - Room: MercuryDevelopment - Room: JupiterSQL Server 2014 Launch Track - Room: Galileo
08:30 AMMark Ginnebaugh and Ross Mistry

Welcome and Keynote

Level: Non-Technical
Mark Ginnebaugh and Ross Mistry

Welcome and Keynote

Level: Non-Technical
Mark Ginnebaugh and Ross Mistry

Welcome and Keynote

Level: Non-Technical
Mark Ginnebaugh and Ross Mistry

Welcome and Keynote

Level: Non-Technical
Mark Ginnebaugh and Ross Mistry

Welcome and Keynote

Level: Non-Technical
Mark Ginnebaugh and Ross Mistry

Welcome and Keynote

Level: Non-Technical
09:45 AMSQLSaturday 276

Morning Refreshments

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 276

Morning Refreshments

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 276

Morning Refreshments

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 276

Morning Refreshments

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 276

Morning Refreshments

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 276

Morning Refreshments

Level: Non-Technical
10:00 AMRoberto Arnetoli and Andrew Eichenbaum

An Analytics Sandbox in A World of Big Data

Level: Intermediate

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Dan Bulos

Dimensional Modeling: The Basics & Beyond

Level: Beginner

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Christian Wade

SSAS 2012 Tips/Tricks with Tabular Schema Compare

Level: Intermediate

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Randy Knight

Locks, Blocks, and Deadlocks Oh My!

Level: Intermediate

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Karen Lopez

$#*! Your Database Says About Me

Level: Beginner
Denny Cherry

SQL Server's In Memory Database Objects

Level: Intermediate

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11:15 AMCarlos Bossy

Getting started with Big Data and BI

Level: Intermediate

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Steve Jones

Branding Yourself for a Dream Job

Level: Beginner

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Mickey Stuewe

Best Practices for Efficient SSRS Report Creation

Level: Beginner

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Vicky Harp

Edge Case Testing for the Database Professional

Level: Beginner

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Fabian Pascal

The Last NULL in the Coffin: Missing Data, SQL & the Relational Model

Level: Intermediate

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Kalen Delaney

Unblock yourself -- Optimistic concurrency in Hekaton

Level: Advanced

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12:45 PMSQL Saturday 276

Afternoon Refreshments

Level: Non-Technical

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SQL Saturday 276

Afternoon Refreshments

Level: Non-Technical

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SQL Saturday 276

Afternoon Refreshments

Level: Non-Technical

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Sios Technology and Allan Hirt

Clusters Your Way - #SANLess clusters for physical, virtual and cloud environments

Level: Intermediate
SQL Saturday 276

Afternoon Refreshments

Level: Non-Technical

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Denise McInerney

“Women in Tech Video and Discussion”

Level: Non-Technical
1:30 PMLynn Langit

Machine Learning Smack Down

Level: Intermediate

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Mitchell Bottel

Want a promotion? It’s up to you!

Level: Beginner

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Angel Abundez

Self-Service BI with PowerPivot and Power View

Level: Beginner
Thomas LaRock

Monitoring Databases in a Virtual Environment

Level: Intermediate

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Argenis Fernandez

Peace of Mind: Making DBCC CHECKDB Go Faster

Level: Intermediate

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Pat Sheehan

SQL Server 2014 In-Memory Architecture - Microsoft xVelocity Engine

Level: Advanced

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2:30 PM   SQL Saturday 276

Afternoon Refreshments

Level: Non-Technical

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 SQL Saturday 276

Afternoon Refreshments

Level: Non-Technical

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2:45 PMSean Mikha

Parallel Data Warehouse

Level: Intermediate

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Stacia Misner

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Automating your BI Framework

Level: Intermediate

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Paul Turley, Rushabh Mehta and Brett Tomson

BI Expert Panel - Part 1

Level: Intermediate

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Eddie Wuerch

What is a Latch, and Why Should I Care?

Level: Intermediate

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Virginia Mushkatblat

Data Flow Architectures in Software Development Life-Cycle

Level: Intermediate
Ami Levin

Migration considerations for In-memory OLTP - What, Why, How and What not

Level: Intermediate
4:00 PMJarek Kazmierczak

Faster Insights From Any Data

Level: Beginner
Kevin Kline

Team Leadership Fundamentals

Level: Beginner

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Paul Turley, Rushabh Mehta and Brett Tomson

BI Expert Panel - Part 2

Level: Intermediate
Kevin Boles

SQL Server 2014 New Features

Level: Intermediate

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Leonard Lobel

Database Development with SQL Server Data Tools

Level: Intermediate
Allan Hirt

Hybrid Solutions: The Future of SQL Server Disaster Recovery

Level: Intermediate
5:15 PM  Pernix Data and Bala Narasimhan

Decouple Database Performance from Database Capacity

Level: Beginner
Confio/Solarwinds and Thomas LaRock

Database Performance Analyzer: What are you waiting for?

Level: Beginner
Fusion-io with Sumeet Bansal and Brian Walters

Fusion-io presents: Solutions to make SQL Server 2014 Shine

Level: Beginner
Cisco Systems and Lefant Kao

What Happens When SQL Server 2014 Meets Cisco UCS? Simplified Cloud Adoption

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
$#*! Your Database Says About MeKaren LopezBeginner
“Women in Tech Video and Discussion” Denise McInerneyNon-Technical
Afternoon RefreshmentsSQL Saturday 276Non-Technical
AlwaysOn Multisite Cluster Implementation In The CloudPrakash HedaIntermediate
An Analytics Sandbox in A World of Big Data Roberto Arnetoli and Andrew EichenbaumIntermediate
Best Practices for Efficient SSRS Report CreationMickey StueweBeginner
BI Expert Panel - Part 1Paul Turley, Rushabh Mehta and Brett TomsonIntermediate
BI Expert Panel - Part 2Paul Turley, Rushabh Mehta and Brett TomsonIntermediate
Branding Yourself for a Dream JobSteve JonesBeginner
Business Continuity: The Real Reason for HA and DRAllan HirtBeginner
But it worked great in Dev! Perfomance for DevsRandy KnightBeginner
Care and Feeding of Your System DatabasesVicky HarpBeginner
Changing Your Habits to Improve the Performance of Your T-SQLMickey StueweBeginner
Clusters Your Way - #SANLess clusters for physical, virtual and cloud environmentsSios Technology and Allan HirtIntermediate
Common TSQL MistakesKevin BolesIntermediate
Configuration Option and Trace Flag Secrets: Surprising Behavior at the Flick of a SwitchKevin KlineIntermediate
Confio-Platinum Level Sponsor SessionHelen StewartBeginner
Creating a Hybrid-Cloud for SQL ServerCarl BerglundIntermediate
Data Flow Architectures in Software Development Life-CycleVirginia MushkatblatIntermediate
Database Design Contentious IssuesKaren LopezIntermediate
Database Design: Size DOES MatterThomas LaRockIntermediate
Database Development with SQL Server Data ToolsLeonard LobelIntermediate
Database Performance Analyzer: What are you waiting for?Confio/Solarwinds and Thomas LaRockBeginner
Decouple Database Performance from Database CapacityPernix Data and Bala NarasimhanBeginner
Defeating the Limitations of the Query OptimizerBenjamin NevarezAdvanced
Detect Worst Performing SQL Queries During Peak HourPrakash HedaAdvanced
Dimensional Modeling: The Basics & Beyond Dan BulosBeginner
Dive into the Query Optimizer-Undocumented InsightBenjamin NevarezAdvanced
Edge Case Testing for the Database ProfessionalVicky HarpBeginner
Enterprise Tabular ModelsCarlos BossyBeginner
ETL in a Nutshell with SSISBrett TomsonBeginner
Failure Lab: An exploration into the benefits of failingJosh FennessyNon-Technical
Faster & Leaner: Optimize DW Solution Delivery with Power Pivot and AS TabularBrent GreenwoodIntermediate
Faster Insights From Any DataJarek KazmierczakBeginner
Fusion-io presents: Solutions to make SQL Server 2014 ShineFusion-io with Sumeet Bansal and Brian WaltersBeginner
Geospatial Data Types in SQL Server 2012Leonard LobelIntermediate
Getting started with Big Data and BICarlos BossyIntermediate
HekatonAmi LevinBeginner
High Performance Consistency CheckingArgenis FernandezIntermediate
How to Create a Self-Managed SQL Server Utility without SQL Server Enterprise EditionCarl BerglundIntermediate
Hybrid Solutions: The Future of SQL Server Disaster RecoveryAllan HirtIntermediate
Increase your SSIS productivity with BimlReeves SmithIntermediate
In-Memory Columnstore Indexes--Make Your Data Warehouse Fly Joseph D'AntoniIntermediate
Introduction to Predictive ModelingCarlos BossyBeginner
I've Got A SQL Database, Now What?Denny CherryBeginner
Leveraging Flash Technologies for Increased SQL Server PerformancePat SinthusanIntermediate
Locks, Blocks, and Deadlocks Oh My!Randy KnightIntermediate
LunchSQL Saturday 276Non-Technical
Machine Learning Smack DownLynn LangitIntermediate
Machine Learning Smack DownLynn LangitAdvanced
Make any SQL Server instance highly available and disaster recoverable in minutesCarl BerglundIntermediate
Migration considerations for In-memory OLTP - What, Why, How and What notAmi LevinIntermediate
Monitoring Databases in a Virtual EnvironmentThomas LaRockIntermediate
Morning RefreshmentsSQLSaturday 276Non-Technical
Native File Streaming with SQL Server 2012Leonard LobelIntermediate
NY, London, Paris, Munich...everybody's talking 'bout Mobile BIPaul TurleyIntermediate
Parallel Data WarehouseSean MikhaIntermediate
Patch Management Strategies for SQL ServerAllan HirtIntermediate
Peace of Mind: Making DBCC CHECKDB Go FasterArgenis FernandezIntermediate
Programming T-SQL Enhancements in SQL Server 2012Leonard LobelIntermediate
Real-time Data Warehouse and Reporting SolutionsCarlos BossyIntermediate
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Automating your BI FrameworkStacia MisnerIntermediate
Registration and BreakfastSQL Saturday 276Non-Technical
Self-Service BI with PowerPivot and Power ViewAngel AbundezBeginner
So You've installed SQL Server--Now What?Joseph D'AntoniBeginner
SQL Server 2014 Column Store Index vNEXTKevin BolesAdvanced
SQL Server 2014 In-Memory Architecture - Microsoft xVelocity EnginePat SheehanAdvanced
SQL Server 2014 New FeaturesKevin BolesIntermediate
SQL Server 2014 OLTP (Hekaton) Deep DiveScott KleinIntermediate
SQL Server Collations and RegionalizationVicky HarpIntermediate
SQL Server Defaults SUCK!!Kevin BolesIntermediate
SQL Server Dos and Don'ts: Keys to DBA NirvanaAllan HirtBeginner
SQL Server encryption 3 ways - in transit, at rest and in the databaseDan HessBeginner
SQL Server on Windows AzureNeil MackenzieIntermediate
SQL Server Query Performance Tuning: A 12-Step ProcessScott KleinIntermediate
SQL Server's In Memory Database ObjectsDenny CherryIntermediate
SSAS 2012 Tips/Tricks with Tabular Schema CompareChristian WadeIntermediate
SSIS 2012 Management Considerations and Best PracticesRushabh MehtaIntermediate
Table Indexing for the .NET DeveloperDenny CherryIntermediate
Team Leadership FundamentalsKevin KlineBeginner
The Encryption PrimerSteve JonesBeginner
The Last NULL in the Coffin: Missing Data, SQL & the Relational ModelFabian PascalIntermediate
The Life Cycle of a QueryTodd KleinhansBeginner
The Modern Analytics ArchitectureJoseph D'AntoniIntermediate
TheSQLGuru's Free and Low-Cost ToolsKevin BolesBeginner
Top 10 Admininistrator Mistakes on SQL ServerKevin KlineBeginner
Top Query Optimizer Topics for Better PerformanceBenjamin NevarezIntermediate
Unblock yourself -- Optimistic concurrency in HekatonKalen DelaneyAdvanced
Understanding the SQL Server Transaction LogRandy KnightBeginner
Understanding Transaction Isolation LevelsRandy KnightIntermediate
Unstructured Data in SQL ServerSteve JonesBeginner
Visual Analytics with HDInsight and Power ViewJosh FennessyBeginner
Want a promotion? It’s up to you!Mitchell BottelBeginner
Welcome and KeynoteMark Ginnebaugh and Ross MistryNon-Technical
What Happens When SQL Server 2014 Meets Cisco UCS? Simplified Cloud AdoptionCisco Systems and Lefant KaoBeginner
What is a Latch, and Why Should I Care?Eddie WuerchIntermediate
Windows Azure SQL Database Design: Concepts and Trade-offsKaren LopezIntermediate
Your First Week as a SQL Server DBASteve JonesBeginner


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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