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Just what is "Data Science", and what does a Data Scientist do? Is it really all that different than a Business Intelligence Designer, or other data professional? Join Buck Woody, from the Microsoft Machine Learning and Data Science team to learn the role, knowledge and skills involved with Data Science, and how a typical day progresses for the Data Scientist. 
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Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
BI And Analytics

Level: Intermedia

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Date: June 18

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Room: Theatre 1

Cloud adoption has happened and almost every organisation now uses some form of public cloud services.  This means we no longer have to listen to how vendors want us to use their cloud services, instead we can see how those around us are actually are.  For those new to working with the cloud, this makes it easier to know what we need to learn so we can design, deploy and operate in the cloud era.  However, adapting your skills isn’t just about understanding how a few new technologies work.  Today’s IT professional also needs to know how trends like DevOps, the API economy and containers are going to affect them.

This session aims to give clarity and share real world experience with those getting ready or getting used to working with public cloud services.  Whether you’re a developer, an administrator or an architect, it will help you turn a complex world of cloud jargon into an actionable learning plan. 
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Regular Session (60 minutes)

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Other

Level: Beginner

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Date: June 18

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Room: 1.02

AlwaysOn Availability Groups provide an excellent way to build a High Availability platform with SQL Server at its core, however with these new capabilities come new and interesting maintenance requirements. In this session we will look at a number of the things you must do when making use of Availability Groups, and some of the things that you can do in order to ensure that you have a stable, reliable platform.
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Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
DBA

Level: Intermedia

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Date: June 18

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Room: Exec 1

Machine Learning is a subfield of computer science concerned with systems that learn from data. So this isn’t about systems that follow explicitly programmed instructions, but rather about systems that find patterns and trends within datasets, and use them to deliver insight and predictions.

In this session, you will learn how an Azure Machine Learning solution comes to life: From the creation of a workspace, to the preparation of data, to experimentation with Machine Learning algorithms, and then finally to the integration and embedding of predictive insights into applications.

This session has been specifically designed to describe Machine Learning fundamentals, and to help enable and inspire existing data professionals taking their first steps to leverage cloud-based predictive models delivered with Azure Machine Learning. It is guaranteed to thrill you with potential, and excite you with the relative ease by which it can be accomplished.
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Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
BI And Analytics

Level: Beginner

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Date: June 18

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Exec 1

This year, many corporations are adopting a different strategy to deal with data based on the new principle of “store now, use later.” 

This means that massive amounts of data are being stored in Data Lakes, but the processing of that data remains a major challenge. Let´s take a deep dive into Data Lake Analytics to process data from Terabytes to Exabytes. 
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Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
BI And Analytics

Level: Beginner

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Date: June 18

Time: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Room: Exec 1

Today’s organisations struggle to get measurable value from their business intelligence tools, preventing business agility, fragmenting data and risking gaps in their data security.

To become a data-driven organization, business leaders need more than overhyped productivity tools and analytic engines to make decisions. They need a thoughtfully designed platform that empowers everyone to make data an integral part of their day-to-day processes and decisions. They need an end-to-end solution that can bring together disparate data in a governed environment that allows users to easily model, discover, communicate, and distribute information.

For years now Business Intelligence products have forced organisations to make a choice between Governance and Scalability on the one hand or Agility and Self-Service on the other.  As a result, many Enterprises possess a patchwork quilt of Reporting, Dashboarding and Analysis tools creating multiple interpretations of the same underlying data.
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Sponsor Session (45 minutes)

Track:
BI And Analytics

Level: Beginner

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Date: June 18

Time: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Room: Exec 1

The session explores how organisations are using machine learning techniques to deliver agile analytics as they become a data-driven organisation's DNA.
How it is possible to imprint data-driven analytical thinking into the culture of the organization? Is Machine Learning viable for everyone? Analytics platforms have always been tools built for statisticians and data scientists. However, these tools are increasingly being directed at business analysts, and Gartner's rankings on its well-known "completeness of vision" and "ability to execute" axes now rest as much on "ease of use" as they do on offering advanced analytical algorithms.
Machine learning focuses the emphasis on the insights and value that data brings, and it is now accessible to organisations. 

This session will help you to:

- understand how to craft an ML strategy
- provision the right business analytical capabilities
- move towards actionable results
- identify common pitfalls 

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Session Type:
Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
BI And Analytics

Level: Advanced

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Date: June 18

Time: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Room: 1.02

We all know that ‘Indexing’ is KING when it comes to achieving high levels of performance in SQL Server. 
When Indexing also combines 2 of the Enterprise features: Partitioning & Compression, we can often see substantial gains.

Learn how to identify those objects that benefit greatly from being Partitioned or Compressed, OR combining both of these features to even greater effect.

Using Demos to illustrate the performance gains with real-world examples, Take away advanced scripts for use in your own environments.
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Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
Dev

Level: Intermedia

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Date: June 18

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room: 1.03

The challenges facing a successful Microsoft SQL Server Master Data Services implementation are vast. A key part of ensuring that success is being aware of out of the box MDS functionality, the benefits of Master Data Services in the context of Master Data Management, and the perilous pitfalls you may face. In this session you will learn how to 
 use MDS 2016 to support the Master Data lifecycle,
 ensure Data Quality, 
  and succeed with Data Stewarding.  
All this will be covered using a mix of presentation and demonstrations illustrating how your business can benefit from Master Data Services 2016.
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Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
Cloud & SQL2016

Level: Beginner

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Date: June 18

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room: Exec 2 (Streamed)

Alongside the world’s most trusted tools for comparing and deploying databases, Redgate’s SQL Toolbelt contains a host of extra tools you can use to work more efficiently and make fewer mistakes with SQL Server. 

In this session, you’ll see how to use them for impact analysis, team coding standards, sharing changes with your colleagues, unit testing your databases, and generating test data and documentation automatically. 

By the time you leave, you’ll have seen dozens of ways you and your team can get more done with less hard work.
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Sponsor Session (45 minutes)

Track:
DBA

Level: Intermedia

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Date: June 18

Time: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Room: Exec 2 (Streamed)

This session will introduce you to one of the most exciting Azure data services - SQL Data Warehouse! SQLDW is a distributed database engine that delivers high scale to your data warehouse projects. Understand how it works in this 60 minute session.

Topics covered include:
* Key Concepts
* Scaling Storage
* Scaling Compute
* Data Loading
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Session Type:
Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
Cloud & SQL2016

Level: Intermedia

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Date: June 18

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Room: Exec 2 (Streamed)

The Internet of Things is one of the hottest topics in our industry right now.  Being able to collect, process and deliver events from devices/sensors in close to real-time, scaling on-demand offers incredible value-add to businesses.
This session will look at two competing cloud technologies Azure and AWS.  How do you build an IoT infrastructure in both offerings.  What are the differences?  are there any?
Demo heavy this session will show you some of the components on offer to help you reach your IoT needs and make an informed choice as to what you need and about what you should be thinking.
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Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
Cloud & SQL2016

Level: Intermedia

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Date: June 18

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room: 5

Come on a journey from The bloke that wrote some scripts to a professional solution for a whole IT team. A session for Powershell beginners and those wishing to improve how their team use PowerShell Each organization requires specific tasks that can be accomplished using PowerShell. I will show you how you can achieve this by demonstrating An easy way to learn the syntax How to explore objects with Powershell and turn your one off scripts into shareable functions How to ensure that your team can easily and quickly make use of and contribute to PowerShell solutions
A fast-paced session with ideas and discussion points for you to take back to work
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Session Type:
Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
Dev

Level: Intermedia

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Date: June 18

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: 1.03

If some of your databases have grown to over 1TB and it has become a challenge to maintain them - or if you are anticipating what to do in the future when they do - then this talk is for you! 
 
In this session, I will provide some practical advice on managing VLDBs with SQL server, focusing on common problem areas for new and experienced DBAs alike, including index maintenance, integrity checks, backups and restores.
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Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
DBA

Level: Intermedia

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Date: June 18

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room: Exec 1

BigData solutions cross our sight in more or less intense way during past couple of years. Various implementations of this technology generate another set of technical skills required when you invest in this field and they may become real road blocks in your projects. When companies work on large analytical solutions Microsoft says: “Stick with T-SQL only when you query Big Data”. You’ll see how efficient can SQL Server be when you retrieve information from less structured files and Hadoop. Plus, how can you mix it with relational databases. SQL Server married with Big Data – live in action!
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Session Type:
Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
Cloud & SQL2016

Level: Intermedia

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Date: June 18

Time: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Room: Exec 2 (Streamed)

At Power BI, we hold the philosophy that our mobile customers are looking for answers—real-time answers—for their most burning business questions. Power BI Mobile's set of applications (now available on ALL major mobile platforms) follows this philosophy and, among other things, offers advanced features, including real-time presentation of your data, offline support, push notifications, smart use of your mobile phone camera and sensors, and much more. Join us and learn about leveraging the Power BI Mobile application to make data-driven decisions on the go and staying informed with your most updated data. 
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Session Type:
Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
BI And Analytics

Level: Beginner

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Date: June 18

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: 1.02

The R integration brings a lot of benefits and new scenarios to on premises data platform systems:
•	R can greatly simplify collection of different data.
•	Data manipulation and preparation can also be way easier with R.
•	You can use R to quickly explore and visualize data. 
•	Last but not least, R brings the whole power of modern data mining techniques to SQL Server.   
As if this was not enough, you can use familiar user interface and SQL Server Enterprise R Services to work with large datasets and multi-threaded, multi-core, multi-process computations. So, even if you don’t know R at all, come and see how natural this language is for everybody who already think in rows and columns.
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Session Type:
Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
Cloud & SQL2016

Level: Intermedia

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Date: June 18

Time: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Room: Exec 2 (Streamed)

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Session Type:
Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
Cloud & SQL2016

Level: Beginner

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Date: June 18

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Exec 2 (Streamed)

SQL Azure has been around for over five years, and is now ready for enterprise production workloads.  This session will address the two issues that Architects, DBAs and Developers want to know more about as they move production workloads to the Cloud.  

One topic is the mystery around DTUs (Database Transaction Units), the units that are used to indicate the relative performance levels of different tiers of SQL Azure.  The first part of this session will explain the concept of DTUs and how to choose which one as the starting point.

The other topic is the difference in features between SQL Azure and SQL Server.  Because of the fundamental multi-tenant nature of SQL Azure, there will always be differences between the two.  Over the years, these differences are being continuously reduced, and this session will explain the current delta.
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Session Type:
Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
Cloud & SQL2016

Level: Beginner

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Date: June 18

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room: 1.02

4 Speakers delivering short sessions for the coveted "Best Lightning Talk" Trophy . Come along and vote for the best speaker for 2016.
- Andre Melancia: Be The Prized Bull With Microsoft Certification (MCP).
- Jens Vestergaard: Custom Assemblies in SSAS.
- Andrew Pruski: Introduction to partitioning
- Ben Watt: Three Ingredients in Power BI
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Session Type:
Regular Session (60 minutes)

Track:
Other

Level: Beginner

Session Code:

Date: June 18

Time: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Room: Theatre 1

Sessions Found: 28
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