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Program Sessions

Listings of our regular program sessions, by track, can be found below. Program Sessions are 60 minutes in length. Spotlight Sessions which are also identified below are 75 minutes in length. Sessions are subject to change.

Search by Track: BI | DBA | Dev | R2 Fast Track

BI Track

Real Time Cubes (SQL CAT Morning)
Thomas Kejser (Microsoft)

New Treasures for Microsoft Business Intelligence, Found on CodePlex
Markus Raatz (ixto GmbH)

SQL Server 2008 R2 BI  Open Q & A Session (Spotlight)
Donald Farmer 

Implementing a Self-Service Reporting Strategy with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
Paul Turley

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Ways to Write Poorly Performing MDX Queries
Steve Simon (State Street Corporation)

Kerberos and the BI Stack  (Spotlight)
Adam Saxton (Microsoft CSS)

StreamInsight Streams
Allan Mitchell (Konesans)

Cache-warming Strategies for Analysis Services 2008
Chris Webb (CrossJoin Consulting)

Adaptive BI Best Practices
Davide Mauri (Solid Quality Mentors)

Empower Your Users with an OUTSTANDING Time Dimension
Javier Loria (Solid Quality Mentors)

Cooking with SSRS: Advanced Report Design Recipes (Spotlight)
Paul Turley

DBA Track

Large Scale Relational Data Warehouse Learnings (SQL CAT Morning)
Alexei Khalyako (Microsoft)

Index Age 3 – Dawn of The Filtered (Spotlight)
Bodo Danitz (sql-server.de)

Inside SQL Server Wait Types (Spotlight)
Bob Ward (Microsoft CSS)

Virtualisation and Consolidation with SQL Server 2008 (Spotlight)
Justin Langford (Coeo Ltd.)

Essential DBA Skills: Best Practices Every SQL Server DBA Must Know
Brad McGehee, (Redgate Software)

100% Availability Without 100% Uptime
Thomas Grohser (=tg=)

SQL Server and SharePoint -  Best Practices
Steffen Krause (Microsoft Deutschland GmbH)

How to Analyze Performance Monitor Data Using PAL
Brad McGehee, (Redgate Software)

SQL2008 R2: IA64 vs x64 vs x86 Who Will Win the Workload Race?
Thomas Grohser (=tg=)

What's New in SQL 2008 R2 and is Not BI
Robert Hartskeerl (Ministry of Defense Netherlands)

SQL Server 2008 R2 – Multi-server Management
Justin Langford (Coeo Ltd.)

Dev Track

SQL 2008 R2 MDS - Integrating Master Data Services with
Line of Business Applications Using BizTalk Server
(SQL CAT Morning)
Ewan Fairweather (Microsoft)

Concurrency - We are not Alone! (Spotlight)
Sascha Lorenz (PGS)

The Top 10 Developer Mistakes That Won’t Scale (Spotlight)
Brent Ozar (Quest)

Spatial Data in SQL Server 2008 and SQL 2008 R2: A Real World Application
Javier Loria (Solid Quality Mentors)

Visual Studio Report Viewer Controls and SharePoint Web Part Programmability
Frank Maar (Microsoft)

“Oslo” for Database Developers
Christoph Pletz (Trivadis AG)

Blazing Fast Queries: When Indexes are not Enough (Spotlight)
Davide Mauri (Solid Quality Mentors)

Building FILESTREAM Solutions with SQL Server 2008
Klaus Aschenbrenner (Anecon)

MS BI and SAP from a functional and technical perspective
– Helping customers make the best of their investments

Andreas Kampert (Microsoft)

Tips and Tricks for Generating XML Documents with Specific Structure and Shape
Jacob Sebastien (beyondrelational.com)

Blame It On The Weatherman - SQL in the Cloud
Sascha Lorenz (PGS)


R2 Fast Tracks

SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Azure (SQL CAT Morning)
Lubor Kollar (Microsoft)

Implementing Common Business Calculations in DAX (Spotlight)
Chris Webb (CrossJoin Consulting)

Taking BI to the next level with in SQL Server 2008 R2 , SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010
Martin Vach & Oliver Goletz (Microsoft)

Sharing - A New Paradigm in Reporting on the Microsoft Platform
Rushabh Mehta (Solid Quality Mentors)

ETL 3 Ways (Spotlight)
Allan Mitchell (Konesans)

PerformancePoint's Not Dead (Spotlight)
Markus Raatz (Ixto)

Deliver Unprecedented Access to Business-critical Data at a Lower TCO
with SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse

Ralph Kemperdick (Microsoft)

Migrations from Oracle to SQL Server 2008 R2
Andreas Kampert (Microsoft)

Building a Dashboard with PowerPivot, Reporting Services and PerformancePoint using PowerPivot in SharePoint
Kasper de Jonge (ADA ICT)

Importance of Master Data Management 
Markus Thomanek (Microsoft)


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