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 TimeForum Room - Room: 4230Theatre - Room: 4240Track 3 - Room: 4370Track 4 - Room: 4380Track 5 - Room: 4540
09:00 AMJason Strate

Extended Events, Work Smarter Not Harder

Level: Intermediate

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Thomas LaRock

Monitoring Databases in a Virtual Environment

Level: Beginner
Rob Kerr

Delivering BI Solutions with SQL and SharePoint

Level: Intermediate

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Charles Otten

Understanding MS SQL Server Indexes

Level: Intermediate

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Jeremiah Peschka

Leaving the Windows Open

Level: Intermediate
10:15 AMAndy Leonard

Designing an SSIS Framework

Level: Advanced

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Brent Ozar

SAN Basics for DBAs

Level: Beginner
David Levy

Getting Out from Behind the Curtain – The New DBA

Level: Beginner

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Wendy Pastrick

Read Dirty to Me - Understanding Isolation

Level: Intermediate
Aaron Bertrand

T-SQL : Bad Habits to Kick

Level: Beginner

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11:30 AMJeff Moden

The Tally Table: What it is/how it replaces loops

Level: Intermediate

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Jeremiah Peschka

Refactoring SQL

Level: Intermediate
Andy Leonard

“I See a Control Flow Tab. Now What?”

Level: Beginner

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Kendra Little

Seven Strategic Discussions About Scale

Level: Beginner
Eddie Wuerch

TempDB Performance Troubleshooting and Optimizing

Level: Intermediate

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12:30 PMShelly Noll

How to Thrive (and Survive) as a Woman in IT

Level: Beginner

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Matthew Mace

BlueGranite Lunch Session

Level: Intermediate
   
01:30 PMTim Ford

The Periodic Table of Dynamic Management Objects

Level: Intermediate

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Allen White

Automate Policy-Based Management using PowerShell

Level: Advanced
Jeff Moden

Cross Tabs & Pivots: Converting Rows into Columns

Level: Intermediate

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Tom Groszko

Change Tracking

Level: Beginner

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Scott Schommer

PowerPivot - A cool reporting tool! (

Level: Beginner

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02:45 PMThomas LaRock

Waits and Queues and You

Level: Intermediate
Aaron Bertrand

What's New in SQL Server "Denali"?

Level: Beginner

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Erin Stellato

You’re My Density: Making Sense of Statistics

Level: Beginner

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Craig Purnell

NoSQL-What is it and why do I care?

Level: Beginner
Wendy Pastrick

Visualizing Your Indexes - Science behind the Art

Level: Beginner
04:00 PMBrent Ozar

How to Defuse Problems Like a Consultant

Level: Intermediate
Jason Strate

The Creepy DBA, How to Stalk Your Users

Level: Intermediate

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Charles Otten

SQL Server Best Practices

Level: Beginner

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tim costello

Pro Tips: Tuning the data flow in ssis

Level: Beginner
Doug Lane

Devs are from Mars, Report Servers are from Venus

Level: Beginner

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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
“I See a Control Flow Tab. Now What?” Andy LeonardBeginner
A Data Center Migration StoryDale HughesBeginner
Automate Policy-Based Management using PowerShellAllen WhiteAdvanced
Baseline Basics: Where to Start, What You NeedErin StellatoBeginner
BlueGranite Lunch SessionMatthew MaceIntermediate
Building an SQL Server baseline monitor.Tom GroszkoBeginner
Business Intelligence: Decaffeinated Please!Jose ChinchillaIntermediate
Change TrackingTom GroszkoBeginner
Cross Tabs & Pivots: Converting Rows into ColumnsJeff ModenIntermediate
Database Mirroring in the Real WorldCraig PurnellBeginner
Delivering BI Solutions with SQL and SharePointRob KerrIntermediate
Demystifying the Million Node HierarchyJeff ModenIntermediate
Designing an SSIS Framework Andy LeonardAdvanced
Designing and Optimizing SSAS HierarchiesJose ChinchillaIntermediate
Devs are from Mars, Report Servers are from VenusDoug LaneBeginner
Discovering the Plan CacheJason StrateIntermediate
Easily Building Million Row Test TablesJeff ModenIntermediate
Enabling BI for everyone with PowerPivotRob KerrIntermediate
Extended Events, Work Smarter Not Harder Jason StrateIntermediate
Find Performance Problems by Reading the WaitsEddie WuerchIntermediate
Gather SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShellAllen WhiteIntermediate
Get Cert! Get Cred!Jose ChinchillaBeginner
Getting Out from Behind the Curtain – The New DBADavid LevyBeginner
Getting to Know Index Operation StatsJason StrateIntermediate
Getting To Know Your Indexes Jason StrateIntermediate
How to Defuse Problems Like a ConsultantBrent OzarIntermediate
How to lie with charts and graphstim costelloBeginner
How to Thrive (and Survive) as a Woman in ITShelly NollBeginner
Leaving the Windows OpenJeremiah PeschkaIntermediate
Leaving the Windows OpenJeremiah PeschkaIntermediate
Let Service Broker Help You Scale Your ApplicationAllen WhiteBeginner
Meddling with Muddy DataJeremiah PeschkaBeginner
Monitoring Databases in a Virtual EnvironmentThomas LaRockBeginner
NoSQL-What is it and why do I care? Craig PurnellBeginner
Page Latches for Mere MortalsEddie WuerchIntermediate
Performance Tuning for Race Car DriversBrent OzarIntermediate
PowerPivot - A cool reporting tool! (Scott SchommerBeginner
Pro Tips: Tuning the data flow in ssistim costelloBeginner
Read Dirty to Me - Understanding IsolationWendy PastrickIntermediate
Refactoring SQLJeremiah PeschkaIntermediate
Rewrite your T-SQL for Great Good!Jeremiah PeschkaIntermediate
Rules, Rules, and RulesJeremiah PeschkaBeginner
SAN Basics for DBAsBrent OzarBeginner
Scale This!Jeremiah PeschkaBeginner
SELECT * FROM DBA_ClosetTim FordIntermediate
Service Broker Asynchronous SQL and Event ProcessiTom GroszkoBeginner
Seven Strategic Discussions About ScaleKendra LittleBeginner
SQL Murder Mystery Hour: Dead Reports Don't TalkDoug LaneBeginner
SQL Server Best PracticesCharles OttenBeginner
SQL Server Memory ManagementThomas LaRockIntermediate
TempDB Performance Troubleshooting and Optimizing Eddie WuerchIntermediate
The Creepy DBA, How to Stalk Your UsersJason StrateIntermediate
The Database is Dead, Long Live the DatabaseJeremiah PeschkaIntermediate
The Periodic Table of Dynamic Management ObjectsTim FordIntermediate
The Periodic Table of Dynamic Management ObjectsTim FordIntermediate
The Tally Table: What it is/how it replaces loopsJeff ModenIntermediate
The Top 10 Crimes Against Fault ToleranceKendra LittleBeginner
T-SQL : Bad Habits to KickAaron BertrandBeginner
Understanding MS SQL Server IndexesCharles OttenIntermediate
Upgrade Roadmap: Taking YOU to R2Craig PurnellBeginner
Visualizing SQL Saturday with Tableautim costelloBeginner
Visualizing Your Indexes - Science behind the Art Wendy PastrickBeginner
Waits and Queues and YouThomas LaRockIntermediate
What Are You Waiting For?Jason StrateIntermediate
What To Do When It All Goes So WrongDavid LevyBeginner
What's New in SQL Server "Denali"?Aaron BertrandBeginner
Writing DML TriggersTom GroszkoBeginner
XQuery BasicsAllen WhiteBeginner
XQuery Basics for the DBA Jason StrateIntermediate
You’re My Density: Making Sense of StatisticsErin StellatoBeginner


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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