Over 150 SQL Server experts will share their expertise at PASS Summit 2013 in 190+ sessions across 6 tracks , helping you get the most out of your database implementations and advance your career.
Check out the community sessions lineup, featuring 80+ Regular Sessions spanning 75-minutes, 20+ Spotlight Sessions from speakers back by popular demand, 6 deep-dive Half-Day Sessions, and 14 Pre-Conference Sessions.
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"R" vs "M": Languages for Data Exploration
The new Data Explorer Excel add-in is a great data-exploration toolset, especially combined with...
10 Query Tuning Techniques Every SQL Programmer Should Know
SELECT statements have a reputation for being very easy to write – but hard to write very well....
A Systematic Approach to ETL Performance Tuning
ETL performance tuning can be an especially challenging task, largely because of the number of...
Accelerate Database Performance Through Data Compression
Much like the cars of the 1970s sacrificed gas mileage for better performance, database technology...
Advanced Analytics in Excel 2013
Excel is “the” analytical tool in Microsoft’s suite for advanced analytics. Most data professionals...
AlwaysOn in SQL Server 2014
In this session, we’ll discuss the AlwaysOn (Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances)...
Anatomy of a Join
A good understanding of join algorithms is essential in diagnosing and fixing issues related to bad...
Are You Certified or Certifiable?
Getting certified can boost your career and keeps your skills fresh. Come learn some quick tips,...
Automate Your ETL Infrastructure with SSIS and PowerShell
Much of your ETL process flow consists of packages that are very similar in structure, capturing...
Automating in the Cloud
Looking for a way to test your backups? Need to find an offsite location as part of a disaster...
Being the DBA of the Future: A World of On-Premise and Cloud
In this session, we’ll drill down into the capabilities of SQL Server and Windows Azure SQL...
Best Practices for Optimizing SQL Server with Solid State Disk
Solid state disks (SSDs) are becoming increasingly affordable for small and medium businesses. Is...
BI Best Practices: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Erin Welker has seen the good and the bad, first hand, at several clients over more than a decade...
BI on the Fly
With Excel as the predominant data analysis tool, all users can perform deep, rich data location,...
BI Power Hour
The legacy continues. The Microsoft Business Intelligence team is excited to once again present the...
Kasper de Jonge,
Building a Better Team Through Feedback
Imagine trying to steer a car blindfolded. How about shooting a jump shot without being able to see...
Building a Supportable ETL Framework
Developers spend a lot of time creating packages to move and process data, but that is only part of...
Building an Effective Data Warehouse Architecture
You’re a DBA, and your boss asks you to determine if a data warehouse would help the company. So...
Building Your T-SQL Tool Kit: Window Function Fundamentals
Have you pulled a script to identify duplicates from a blog post but couldn’t quite get it to work...
Busting Myths: Windows Azure Security and Compliance
Windows Azure delivers world-class security, privacy, and compliance with technology, processes,...