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PASS SQLRally features over 40 sessions in the main agenda from regional and national speakers recognized as experts in their respective areas. The sessions were selected by you, the SQL Server community, in a series of votes in January and February 2011.

We also have 4 phenomenal deep-dive Pre-Conference Seminars running all day Wednesday, May 11.

Register today! 

See the Sessions

You can view all the sessions by track:

Scroll down to view the track descriptions.


PASS SQLRally 2011 has gone mobile using Guidebook! Download our mobile guide to create a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps, general show info, and even after-hours activities - updates will be automatically pushed to the guide. The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, and Android devices.

To get the guide, use one of these methods:

  • Download 'Guidebook' from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace.
  • Visit http://guidebookapp.com/getit from your phone's browser.
  • Scan the image at the above URL with your mobile phone (QR-Code reader required, e.g., Red Laser, Barcode Scanner) 

The guide will be listed under the "download guides" section of the application.

 You can also download the schedule (.PDF) to see session days and times

Pre-Conference Seminars

Available at a minimal extra cost to the main agenda, pre-conference seminars are full day deep dive training classes delivered by some of the leading SQL Server experts in the community. We are excited to announce the pre-conference session lineup for the first ever PASS SQLRally!

Track Descriptions

PASS SQLRally sessions are focused on the following four tracks:

Enterprise Database Administration and Deployment
This track is for IT professionals who are faced with the new challenges of the ever-changing database environment and need to be prepared to work efficiently with other professionals involved in Enterprise Database System. This track addresses the diverse range of topics that DBA's face when working on the production database environment, as well as when interfacing with application integration, web integration, capacity planning, database warehousing and security.

Database & Application Development
The primary audience for this track is developers and database administrators who are focused on building and supporting successful applications using SQL Server and related technologies. This track provides the in-depth knowledge from industry experts, as well as other developers who have successfully used the technologies to solve complex tasks and build real solutions. The track is designed to cover all aspects of SQL Server and related application development such as architectural design, coding, testing troubleshooting, data access methods, optimization etc.

BI Platform Architecture, Development and Administration
Designed for BI architects, developers and administrators, this technical track focuses on BI infrastructure, administration, architecture and development on the Microsoft BI Platform. You will find deep technical content about Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services and Data Mining, SQL Server Integration Services and SQL Server Master Data Services, and SQL Server Reporting Services. Focus will be placed on best practices and lessons learnt, upgrade and migration as well as upcoming technologies. On Infrastructure and Administration, you will encounter topics such as installation, configuration, hardware, scale-up & scale-out, deployment, administration & management of BI features and security. Architecture and Development topics will range from BI/DW architecture, modeling, data integration, development and security implementation, and embedded BI. 

Wild Card Track
This track will include three presentations on professional development as well as nine additional technical sessions to supplement our main tracks. This track offers something for every professional, whether they are an administrator, developer, or BI expert. It includes sessions to help further your career, including sessions on technical writing, speaking, project management, career advice, interviewing for a new job, making the move into management, among others.

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