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SQLSaturday#59 Speaker Session Schedule Announced


You may have heard that we’re planning an event in NYC, called SQLSaturday#59, on November 20, 2010 at Microsoft’s Headquarters in Manhattan.  The SQLSaturday#59 team has been hard at work procuring speakers, sponsors and sessions, so we can make this day great for all of you.  This will be a day of FREE learning, laughing, networking, SWAG, and the chance to win some awesome prizes and software licenses from our well-known vendors.

Currently, we already have registered 300+ attendees; so, please register as soon as possible, if you’re planning to attend!  http://www.sqlsaturday.com/59/register.aspx

It is with great pleasure, that I announce the official SQLSaturday#59 Speaker/Session Schedule!

We have 6 parallel tracks, with 28 sessions.  We are proud to have such a collection of fine SQL Server experts, MVP’s and professionals who are coming in to the Big Apple from all over the country.  We have an awesome schedule with a variety of content and topics.  There is something for everyone!  All SQL DBA’s, Developers, BI and IT professionals are welcome.  We have sql administration, performance tuning, data warehousing, database design, sql azure, replication, reporting, tsql, coding, career tips, and the list goes on.

We've done our best to provide a good mix of topics and skill levels, and hope you'll find something of interest throughout the day.

We want to thank all our speakers for their time and dedication, and giving up their Saturday for offering to present with us.  This will truly be an event to remember! 

To plan your day, please see the schedule below for all topics and speakers.  

You can go to this link to see more details of each scheduled session: 


TrackStartsSession TitleSpeaker
Track 109:00 AMPerformance Tuning Made EasyThomas LaRock
Track 110:00 AMLight-up BI Dashboards with Cool VisualizationsMark Kromer
Track 111:00 AMSSRS Interactive ReportsMatt Van Horn
Track 11:00 PMThree cool packages in SSIS 2008Kevin Goff
Track 12:00 PMCool Reporting Features in SSRS 2008R2Kevin Goff
Track 209:00 AMSo Many High Availability Options, So Little TimeAllan Hirt
Track 210:00 AMDMV's as a Shortcut to Procedure TuningGrant Fritchey
Track 211:00 AMI/O I/O It's Why My Server's Slow - Waits & QueuesRobert Pearl
Track 21:00 PMDatabase Design Contentious IssuesKaren Lopez
Track 22:00 PM12 ways to write POORLY performing MDX queriesSteve Simon
Track 309:00 AMPowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint 2010Ayad Shammout
Track 310:00 AMBuilding a High Availability SQL Server 2008 R2Ayad Shammout
Track 311:00 AMHandling data anomalies with Data Profiling TasksSteve Simon
Track 31:00 PMGetting Started with MDXWilliam Pearson
Track 32:00 PMAttribute Discretization in Analysis ServicesWilliam Pearson
Track 409:00 AMKeeping your SQL Code DRYScott Weinstein
Track 410:00 AMSQL Server Development Tips and TricksRoman Rehak
Track 411:00 AMFailover Clustering with Windows Server 2008 R2Allan Hirt
Track 41:00 PMPartitioning in SQL Server 2005/2008Jana Sattainathan
Track 42:00 PMThe Modern Resume: Building Your BrandSteve Jones
Track 509:00 AMData Vault and the Data WarehouseChuck Kelley
Track 510:00 AMMDW-What's going on in my server?Joseph D'Antoni
Track 511:00 AMDeploying Data Tier Applications with SQL 2k8 R2Joseph D'Antoni
Track 51:00 PMNotes on Linked ServersLinchi Shea
Track 52:00 PMGet your database under version controlScott Weinstein
Track 609:00 AMThe Benefits of SQL AzureAaron King
Track 610:00 AMTransactional Replication FundamentalsHilary Cotter
Track 611:00 AMHigh Performance SSIS Dimensional Datamart LoadsMichael Coles

You can get the latest up to the minute news.  Follow this event on Twitter with hashtag #sqlsat59, and get news on all our events with #sqlsaturday.

Please also bookmark and read the PearlKnows blog, which will be bringing you our Speaker Interview series.  Here you will learn about the speakers’ background, bio, interests, thoughts on SQL Server 2008, and a preview of their presentations.

You can also add the event to your LinkedIn profile, RSVP and add your name to the attendance list on LinkedIn (note: you must still register on the official site)  http://events.linkedin.com/SQLSaturday-59-New-York-City/pub/446884

See you there!

Robert Pearl


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