SQL Saturday #107 in Houston, TX

, 2012-04-09

SQL Saturday #107 in Houston, TX

Houston Skyline

Houston Skyline

SQL Saturday #107 in Houston, TX is almost here. I will be leaving for Houston on Friday, April 13, and I’ll be spending the entire week preceeding SQL Saturday #107 in Houston visiting the headquarters of my new employer, Idera. One of the coolest parts of this trip is that I’ll get to see the other Idera ACEs (Advisors & Community Educators) and some of the new ACEs for next year’s program (starting in July 2012).

Schedule for SQL Saturday #107

Key:

My sessions
Other current and future ACEs
Other Idera staff

Start Time AD Track AD\DBA Track BI Track DBA Track PD Track
Room 1 Room 2 Room 9 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5 Room 6 Room 7 Room 8 Room 10
07:30 AM Registration
08:15 AM Welcome Session with Nancy Hidy Wilson
08:30 AM Kendal Van Dyke

Working With XML In SQL Server

Level: Intermediate

Jack Corbett

Introduction to Triggers

Level: Beginner

Sean McCown

Beginning Powershell for DBAs 1.0

Level: Beginner

Tim Mitchell

Top 10 New Features of SSIS in 2012

Level: Beginner

Michael Hotek

Build a Data Warehouse in Less than 1 Hour

Level: Intermediate

Robert Davis

Strategies for Working with VLDBs

Level: Intermediate

Jim Murphy

AlwaysOn – Finally, A usable ‘mirror’!

Level: Beginner

Kalen Delaney

Costs of Concurrency

Level: Intermediate

Michael Fal

The Fabulous Query Plan Primer

Level: Intermediate

Andy Warren

Building Your Professional Development Plan

Level: Beginner

09:45 AM Wendy Pastrick

Read Dirty to Me – Isolation Levels/User Impact

Level: Beginner

Rick Morelan

Avoid Errors on Errors

Level: Intermediate

Eric Humphrey

.NET Powers Activate! Form of PowerShell!

Level: Intermediate

Bryan Smith

Implementing Columnstore Indexes

Level: Intermediate

Thomas LeBlanc

Dimensional Modeling 101

Level: Intermediate

William Assaf

SQL Admin Best Practices with DMV’s

Level: Intermediate

Argenis Fernandez

Rolling Upgrades Leveraging Database Mirroring

Level: Intermediate

Benjamin Nevarez

Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer

Level: Advanced

Steven Ormrod

SQL Server Amnesia

Level: Beginner

Sean and Jen McCown

Mouth Wide Shut: Coherent Interviewing

Level: Beginner

11:00 AM Jennifer McCown

Unraveling Tangled Code – A Spellbinding Tale

Level: Intermediate

Mark Rosenberg

Optimizing Stored Procedures

Level: Intermediate

Sean McCown

Understanding Backups

Level: Beginner

Tim Costello

Data Visualization primer: What you need to know

Level: Intermediate

William E. Pearson III

Many-to-Many: Multiple Calendars in a Single Cube

Level: Advanced

Tim Radney

It is TEMPDB, Why Should You Care?

Level: Intermediate

Mike Saleme

A consolidation architecture to host 1000s of DBs

Level: Advanced

Michael Hotek

Knowledge from Data–FileTable and Semantic Search

Level: Intermediate

Christina Leo

SQL Server Internals: It’s What’s for Dinner!

Level: Beginner

Jason Wong

A Comparison of SQL Server and Oracle

Level: Intermediate

12:00 PM Lunch
01:30 PM Kevin Boles

Windowing Functions: THE Reason to Upgrade to 2012

Level: Intermediate

Russel Loski

Introduction to the XML source

Level: Intermediate

John Cook

SQL Server Tips and Tricks

Level: Beginner

William E. Pearson III

Becoming DAX: An Introduction …

Level: Intermediate

David Stein

Data Warehousing – How to Convince “The Bobs”

Level: Beginner

Tim Radney

You Inherited a Database, Now What?

Level: Beginner

Michael Hotek

Recover from a Disaster–What to do When All Fails

Level: Intermediate

Wesley Brown

Benchmarking, Baselines and Monitoring Storage

Level: Beginner

Robert Davis

Replication Magic: Initializing From Backups

Level: Advanced

Nancy Hidy Wilson

WIT Discussion Panel

Level: Beginner

02:45 PM Kevin Boles

SQL Server 2012 TSQL Enhancements and Additions

Level: Intermediate

Vicky Harp

Edge Case Testing for the Database Professional

Level: Beginner

Argenis Fernandez

Troubleshooting SQL Server with SysInternals Tools

Level: Advanced

Michael D. Newby

EXCEL @ SQL Reporting

Level: Beginner

Tim Mitchell

Parent/Child Structures in SSIS

Level: Intermediate

AJ Mendo

Standardize Your Environment With Best Practices

Level: Beginner

Benjamin Nevarez

Top Query Optimizer Topics for Better Performance

Level: Intermediate

Thomas LeBlanc

Execution Plan Basics – Beginners

Level: Beginner

Wendy Pastrick

Transactional Replication 101

Level: Beginner

Kendal Van Dyke

Building Your Own SQL Server Virtual Playground

Level: Intermediate

04:00 PM Jennifer McCown

T-SQL Brush-up:The Best Things You Forgot You Knew

Level: Beginner

Kris Hokanson

Beyond the Where: Full Text Search tips and tricks

Level: Intermediate

Andy Warren

SQL Server Security for Developers

Level: Beginner

Bryan Smith

An Introduction to Big Data for BI

Level: Intermediate

James Serra

Scaling SQL Server to HUNDREDS of Terabytes

Level: Intermediate

John Sterrett

Evaluate your daily Checklist with PBM and CMS

Level: Intermediate

Michael Fal

Eating the Elephant: SQL Server Table Partitioning

Level: Intermediate

Wesley Brown

Solid State Storage Deep Dive

Level: Intermediate

Janis Griffin

Don’t Panic, DBAs! Databases on VMware made easy.

Level: Intermediate

Anthony {Tex} Moreign

The {Microsoft} Cloud and I

Level: Beginner

05:00 PM Closing Raffle

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