Conference Sessions

With over 190 sessions in the main agenda, PASS Summit is recognized as the conference for the best in SQL Server training. This year’s conference sessions, spread across 6 tracks, include:

Download the PASS Summit 2012 mobile guide to create a personalized schedule; browse exhibitors, maps, general show info, and even after-hours activities; and automatically get the latest updates. You can also log in to the Schedule Builder to create your customized schedule or view the schedule in PDF format.

Having a hard time choosing which sessions to attend in PASS Summit 2012's incredible lineup? Check out these Expert Picks from some of PASS's Virtual Chapter leaders and other community experts.

Session presentations are now available to all attendees: Log in and click on the sessions you are interested in to download the presentations in PDF format.

* Note: Sessions and schedule subject to change.

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PASS Summit 2012 Sessions

You can browse all sessions or use filters to search for sessions you are interested in. The Keyword filter lets you enter a term to search for in the session title or abstract. The Category drop-down lets you set the session type (such as Regular session), and the Track drop-down lets you specify which topic track you want to search. You can also filter by speaker name and session skill level. To start a new search or return to the list of all sessions, simply click the Clear button.
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Sessions Found: 202

Storing Columnstore Indexes (AD-321-S)
Application & Database Development
Kalen Delaney (SQLearning)

Table Variables and Temporary Tables – What You Need to Know (AD-320)
Application & Database Development
Wayne Sheffield (SQL Solutions Group)

Taking MERGE Beyond the Basics (AD-202)
Application & Database Development
Hugo Kornelis (JuTi Holding BV)

The Biggest Loser: Database Edition (AD-200)
Application & Database Development
Andrew Novick (Novick Software, Inc.)

Triggers: Born Evil or Misunderstood? (AD-100)
Application & Database Development
Louis Davidson (

TRY CATCH in a Nutshell (LT-102)
Application & Database Development
Julie Koesmarno (Microsoft)

T-SQL Application Compatibility in SQL Azure: Today and Tomorrow (AD-306-M)
Application & Database Development
Umachandar Jayachandran (Microsoft Corporation)
Tobias Ternstrom (Microsoft)

T-SQL Tips and Tricks (AD-101-S)
Application & Database Development
Itzik Ben-Gan (SolidQ)

Understanding Transaction Isolation Levels (AD-207)
Application & Database Development
Randy Knight (SQL Solutions Group)

Utility Database: Quick and Dirty Website to Monitor Performance (LT-102)
Application & Database Development
Gabriel Villa (Datalere, LLC)

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