17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

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Come spend a session with us while we play games with Reporting Services…literally! Come watch Stacia Misner and Erika Bakse push the limits with what can be built in SSRS.
It's 2AM and Disaster just began... In this session I want to discuss about best practices for surviving disaster, based on my experience in few years in data center. I presented this session as Lightning Talks in Liverpool. Now is the time for full
Karen discusses five (plus a few more) database design blunders with tips on how to avoid them. Audience members will also be able to contribute their war stories of design fails, WTHs and D'ohs.
SSIS in SQL Server 2012 has a lot of new features to help control larger projects. I'm doing a trial migration of our datawarehouse (100+ packages, 1TB+ db size) This session will be a will be a walkthrough of this process and a lessons learned
In this session, we are going to explain and test different DW features in SQL Server 2012, including star join optimization through bitmap filters, table partitioning, window functions, columnstore indices and more.
An in-depth dive into physical table structures
SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) 2012 includes a new database referred to as the SSIS Catalog. Come to this session to learn what it does and how its going to change how you do SSIS development.
Mission critical is a major focus of SQL Server 2012. There are quite a few changes in this release to ensure that you maximize your uptime and reliability when it comes to SQL Server. This session will start preparing you for what is coming.
Learn how Varigence tools accelerate BI development, enhance reusability, and improve agility through the use of customizable patterns and automation scripts and transform your metadata into comprehensive BI solutions.
This session will cover advanced security topics in the Analysis Services Multidimensional model.
In this session we'll understand the best practices of using this new technology. What exactly is it good for? When to use it and when NOT to? Migration, Security, Administration and other tips and tricks.
As a shared database infrastructure in the cloud, SQL Azure provides the opportunity for creating large workloads in a scalable and reliable environment.
We'll focus on the awesome new SQL Server 2012 stuff that will make your T-SQL development a breeze. We'll look at new stuff like OFFSET, WINDOWING FUNCTIONS, SEQUENCES, ERROR HANDLING, FORMAT & CONVERT functions and METADATA DISCOVERY.
In this session, you will learn how to combine data from web services, tables and cubes to build a powerful model, and visualise it in Excel.
When your boss sends you to a conference, she expects you to learn something useful. Like all of the buzzwords she has to explain to her boss. Make it worth her while (and budget) and bring back the info she craves.
: We are looking at the dawn of a new workload: BigData. In this session I will talk about what BigData is, and which BigData technologies Microsoft are working on.
The Microsoft BI stack has a number of tools for data visualization - Excel, Power View, native Reporting Services, and Performance Point. Come see each visualization applied to the new tabular model in Analysis Services.
Users love flexible analytics but hate to wait for the data to be loaded into a traditional data warehouse. John will describe how to build an infrastructure to support real-time loading of your OLAP cubes so your user's get exactly what they want
Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation features and functionality are key to the strategic and technical changes in SQL Server 2012.
Most of us use Excel in our Daily work, but are you familiar with the Business Intelligence features in Excel? In this session we'll look at some of the most common and useful BI features in Excel 2010 and discuss limitations and best practices.
The Enterprise only feature "Compression" can make a HUGE difference to your storage requirements and we will examine this feature in detail, integrate this into your strategies, finding objects which your should use this one
In this session you will see how to create a BISM Tabular data model from scratch, providing the required metadata in order to improve user experience navigating the data model by using client tools like Excel PivotTable and Power View.
We’ll be looking into the pros and cons of moving SQL Servers into a virtual server environment. Specifically we’ll be looking into when it’s a good idea and when it’s probably not a good idea.
Declare how you want your schema to look like, not how you want to implement it. Using the SQL Server Data Tools, you define your database schema in a declarative form and deploy it as such!
Come see what a Database Private Cloud is all about. If you have many SQL Server instances already or need to grow use of on-premises SQL Server and other demanding workloads you may need a database private cloud.
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