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With over 170 sessions in the main agenda, PASS Summit is recognized as the conference for the best in SQL Server learning.

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PASS Summit 2011 has gone mobile with Guidebook. Download our mobile guide to create a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps, general show info, and even after-hours activities. Better yet? The latest updates will be automatically pushed to the guide. The app is compatible with Android, Blackberry, iOS, and Windows devices. There are 4 easy ways to download Guidebook:

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Track Descriptions

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 the Enterprise Database System. This track addresses the diverse range of topics that DBAs 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 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 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 learned, upgrade and migration as well as upcoming technologies. In the areas of Infrastructure and Administration, you will encounter topics such as installation, configuration, hardware, scale-up and scale-out, deployment, administration, and 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.

BI Information Delivery

Designed for BI architects, application developers, and BI analysts, this track addresses the implementation and use of the front-end technologies that deliver BI to the end users as well as technologies that enable self-service BI. It will cover concepts and implementation, best-practices, and lessons learned through deep technical content and will include upcoming technologies to prepare organizations for the future. Specific technologies include SharePoint Server, PerformancePoint Services, Project Gemini, Report Builder, Excel and Excel Services, Visio and .NET. Topics will include scorecards, dashboards, and self-service BI.

Professional Development

This track offers something for every professional DBA, 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, and others.

SQL Azure

Focus on your application. Not the infrastructure. Designed for developers and IT Professionals looking to leverage the cloud to run applications and/or store data. This track focuses on Microsoft® SQL Azure™, which is a highly available, and scalable cloud database service built on SQL Server technologies. With SQL Azure, developers do not have to install, setup, patch, or manage any software. High availability and fault tolerance is built-in and no physical administration is required. Additionally, developers can get productive on SQL Azure quickly by using the same familiar T-SQL based relational model and the same powerful development and management tools used for on-premises databases. The track will also cover SQL Azure Data Sync and SQL Azure Reporting. Microsoft® SQL Azure Data Sync, currently in CTP (Community Technology Preview) is a cloud-based data synchronization service providing bi-directional data synchronization and data management capabilities allowing data to be easily shared between multiple SQL Azure databases and between on-premises and SQL Azure databases. Finally, Microsoft SQL Azure Reporting allows the use of familiar on-premises tools you’re comfortable with to develop and deploy operational reports to the cloud.









Why Attend?

■ All SQL Server. All the time

■ Over 170 technical sessions

■ Dr. David DeWitt Keynote

■ 2 days of Pre-Con Seminars

■ Networking with MVPs, experts, and peers

■ Face-to-face support with     Microsoft CSS and SQLCAT

■ Ask the Experts Pods





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