Half-Day Sessions

You said you wanted more deep-dive, advanced-level sessions; we listened! Half-day sessions give our expert speakers more time to dig into the advanced topics you want to learn about most.

* Note: Sessions subject to change.

Application & Database Development

Indexes: Everything You Need to Know (AD-400-HD)
Indexes are essential to good database performance. But deciding which indexes to create can be...
Gail Shaw

BI Platform Architecture, Development & Administration

Demystifying Big Data for BI Professionals: The Essentials (BIA-400-HD)
Big Data is the latest buzzword, but what does it mean for your enterprise? In this half-day...
Jen Stirrup, Allan Mitchell

Fast Performing SSAS Hierarchies: Tips and Tricks (BIA-200-HD)
Depending on how they’re implemented, SQL Server Analysis Services hierarchies can be the source...
Jose Chinchilla

Slicing and Dicing: Attributes and Hierarchies in SSAS 2012 (BIA-300-HD)
Attributes are the gateway to measures (facts), and using hierarchies can ease the path and improve...
Thomas LeBlanc

Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment

Inside SQL Server 2012 Memory: The Sequel (DBA-500-HD)
This half-day sequel to the popular “Debugging the Memory of SQL Server 2008” session from a few...
Bob Ward

SQL Server Disaster Recovery and High Availability Overview (DBA-300-HD)
When it comes to disaster recovery and high availability with SQL Server, there are a lot of...
Kendal Van Dyke