In this new world we're all developers! Whether we're writing application code or describing our infrastructure using bicep or terraform we need to keep it safe. Git and source control is our best option for developing on our own and as part of a team… but git is scary! In this 20 min session we'll go through just enough to git you comfortable with source control.
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Have you been hearing about SQL Notebooks in Azure Data Studio but haven't worked with them yet? Or have you played around with notebooks but not been able to figure out how to make them work for you? Let's jump into SQL Notebooks together as we figure out how we can use them in our day-to-day work!
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Introduction to AutomatedLab PowerShell module that enables you to set up test and lab environments on Hyper-v or Azure in seconds.
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An overview of the performance enhancing Intelligent Query Processing features in SQL Server 2019 as well as including some new SQL Server 2022 items,
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Nondeterministic calculations are calculations that when invoked repeatedly, return different results given the same inputs. Most T-SQL developers understand what nondeterministic calculations are, but many aren’t aware of the possible implications of using nondeterministic code. This session will show you the many surprising aspects of using nondeterministic code and will provide best practices that will help you avoid getting into trouble.
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With more and more deployments of SQL Server becoming hybrid or cloud native, how do you need to think about availability? This session will give you the foundation on how to approach availability in the new world.
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How can we test potential weaknesses in SQL Server? In this session we will explore the concept of Chaos Engineering, its core concepts, and the methodologies behind it.
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Want to avoid downtimes or big blocking operations when managing indexes on busy systems? In this session, we will talk about some common problems that can lead to unexpected downtimes and how we could avoid them.
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Auditors are not fun to deal with and proving your systems meet requirements is a PITA. Come to this session to learn how to leverage dbachecks to check your SQL Servers for security compliance.
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Let’s discover some solutions for keeping historical data in the database when you receive near to impossible requirements like storing data in same tables forever and being able to edit and query them at the same time, of course keeping the response at its best. Based on a real project case the session walks you through the design process from the start to the reaching of the final solution and making the client (and developers) happy.
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Database refactoring could be tricky sometimes. To learn more about it come to my session, where I will tell you about different situations and scenarios I've came across during the last 10 years. I will share my experience; traps, you easily can get into, and what solutions did I choose to come over it.
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Migrating from On-Prem SQL Server to Azure SQL Managed Instance requires a set of pre-requirements that can become much easier if we can validate and repeat the steps needed. No matter if it's an Offline or Online migration, dbatools can make your life easier.
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We cloud solutions architects from Microsoft, will be demonstrating all the use cases with demos of the newly available (currently in public preview) Azure SQL Managed Instance Link. We will talk about all the available migration tools like DMA, DMS, Azure Migrate, ADS and why you may want to use MI Link to migrate on-prem SQL Server to Azure SQL Managed Instance as compared to other available migration tools.
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So you’re the data person in your company and you need to look to the sky. Maybe you've been wanting to do it for a while, maybe it's a mandate coming from the top. What are the steps you need to think about? Where do you even start? What are the risks? How can you begin to wrap your head around all the different things you have to coordinate? Companies don't just need the IDEA that they should move to cloud, but a guide on how-to-do it. This session will not only give you that guide to get you going, but a foundation to take to your bosses to show just how awesome you really are.
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Let's take a look at Synapse Link - it's capabilities and restrictions! Synapse Link is Microsoft's new solution to push your OLTP data in near-real time to Azure Synapse for analytical purposes.
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We'll provide a balance perspective of the benefits and limitations of the new Parameter Sensitive Plan Optimization feature in SQL 2022 to help you decide if it's right for your environment.
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This session is a live demo on how to call a REST endpoint and parse the resultant JSON in Power BI.
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Want to use Query Store and not sure how to make sure everything is "correct"? Tried Query Store and had issues? In this session we'll cover what you MUST know to successfully use Query Store in a production environment.
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This session will demonstrate PowerShell's abilities to validate and load data to fill potential gaps in data acquisition process.
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Security is given too little attention in the database environment and many times more rights are given than are necessary. Especially with CROSS DATABASE access, the goal is often overshot. Learn how to securely access data in other databases without breaking the bank.
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Using dbatools we'll migrate our databases to a shiny new SQL Server 2022 instance.
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Once you get to talking or thinking about characters, collations, encodings, sort orders, diacritics, code pages, etc, a brain melt is what you end up with. In this session we'll look at what all of these things are, how they all fit together.
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Every Power BI model has dates and the need of calculation over dates to aggregate and compare data, like Year-To-Date, Same-Period-Last-Year, Moving Average, and so on. Quick measures and DAX functions can help, but how do you manage holidays, working days, weeks based fiscal calendars and any non-standard calculation? This session provides you the best practices to correctly shape a data model and to implement time intelligence calculations using both built-in DAX functions and custom DAX calculation for more complex and non-standard requirements.
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In this expert session we unveil the magic of CI/CD for SQL Server updates using GitHub Actions.
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The CIS Benchmarks, from the Centre of Internet Security (CIS), are a set of globally recognized and consensus-driven best practices to help us implement and manage our cybersecurity defences. In this 20-minute session, listen to David and Gethyn discussing these best practices, see if you agree with them, and see how many you have implemented.
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Join me on a journey through the different offerings in Azure Arc and how they can benefit you as a data professional!
Learn how to design for speed, concurrency, and correctness and avoid common database development pitfalls.
Some types of data are a very bad fit for a database. Join me to see how to survive with a database full of data that should not be stored there. I will demonstrate how to deal with billions of rows of logs without trashing the database, how to store millions of pictures effectively and how to deal with dynamic attributes in a sensible way.
Using open source apache nifi to integrate and ingest data at scale
Join us, as we explore the capabilities of Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instances.
Welcome to Azure DevOps trio, a tale about how a development team and an operations team have to bond together and start using Azure DevOps for Data Platform deployments.
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You will be challenged with a case study to design a solution using Azure SQL Database capabilities. At the end of this session, you will better understand the possibilities to migrate on-premises databases to Azure SQL Database. You will learn how to synchronize data across different environments and get more insights on how to troubleshoot issues in Azure SQL Database. This is a hands-on, open discussions and team work kind of session (not a traditional slideshow).
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Database Projects 101 in ADS is an introductory session on how to incorporate Database Projects in Azure Data Studio into a Data Professionals toolkit.
A session for DBAs considering where their career needs to go.
DBA/Developer Toolset to get you out of that hole and save you some time
Are you trying to increase uptime locally or for disaster recovery but your network is terrible? Join the club. This session will discuss different techniques, their pros and cons, as well as considerations for availability when your network is flaky at best.
Want to have a deep dive into how SQL Server and Azure SQL service maintain high availablity? This is your session.
Azure SQL performance capabilities, how to configure and maintain your Azure SQL for higher performance. We will explore various monitoring tools and pick few scenarios for deeper troubleshooting. In this demo centric session, we will tune our database and find an optimal ground to manage cost. We will generate Power BI powered database score card for trend analysis.
Automate checking your database security model
Learn how to and why you should protect your data with Row Level Security in SQL Server and Power BI.
Two consultants, two different companies, two data professionals passionate about performance tuning. Do we like the same things? Do we have the same approach to problems? Topics will include: Trace Flags, DMVs, DBCC commands, Community Scripts and Intelligent Query Processing Features. We will talk about the features and solutions we agree on, and discuss where we disagree.
Learn how to best configure and use Ola's Maintenance Solution, based on years of experience using this on thousands of SQL Server instances.
A tale about how a development team and an operations team must bond together and figure out how to use GitHub and Azure DevOps together for Data Platform deployments.
You know where to find an execution plan. You have taken your first steps reading them. But how are you going to apply this knowlledge to real world problems?
In this lightning talk I'll demonstrate how to apply the R implementation of Benford's law (which actually is not about crime or fraud) to identify possibly fraudulent invoice or other data.
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Learn how enhancements to the SQL Server optimizer improve performance without code changes.
SQL Server 2022 is here! In this session, I’ll go over all the new capabilities in SQL Server 2022 including how to connect with Azure for disaster recovery, near real-time analytics, and security. I will show you innovations in the database engine for security, performance, and availability including SQL Server Ledger and Intelligent Query Processing.
Everything you need to get started with PowerShell.
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