Microsoft Sessions

Application & Database Development

CAT: Architecting Near Real-Time Data Warehouses on PDW (AD-301-M)
Near real-time reporting can be challenging to deploy. In this session, we’ll go inside the...
John Hoang, Binh Cao, Tomas Polanco

CAT: Architecture Patterns & Lessons Learned from Azure Projects (AD-302-M)
Whether you’re developing from scratch or migrating an existing on-premise solution to the Windows...
Kun Cheng

CAT: Business Continuity with SQL Server – Real-Life War Stories (AD-324-M)
Having worked with hundreds of customers over the years on their high availability and disaster...
Sanjay Mishra

CAT: Event-Driven System-Health Monitoring at Microsoft Commerce (AD-303-M)
The Microsoft Commerce Platform supports business-to-customer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B)...
Rafael Fernandez, Lindsey Allen

CAT: From Question to Insight with HDInsight and BI (AD-401-M)
Join this session for the end-to-end story of how to implement a system to answer new questions and...
Cindy Gross, Dipti Sangani

CAT: PDW Architecture Gets Real - Customer Implementations (AD-304-M)
Dive into the world of SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW), and discover the power of the...
Murshed Zaman, Brian Walker

CAT: SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP – Customer Migration (AD-320-M)
The In-Memory OLTP engine (project codename "Hekaton") will be part of SQL Server 2014. In this...
Mike Weiner, Emanuel Rivera Aleman, Michael Steineke

Clustered Updatable Columnstore Indexes (AD-321-M)
Have you experienced the blazingly fast query performance enabled by columnstore indexes and batch...
Brian Mitchell

Columnstore Indexes Today & v.Next: Flipping the DW /faster Bit (AD-305-M)
Columnstore indexes leverage SQL Server xVelocity technologies – a new architecture optimized for...
Jimmy May

Compliance in Azure: The Big Data Conversation (AD-306-M)
The HDInsight Service is very compelling for the style of data-intensive processing that’s common...
Lara Rubbelke, Rafael Fernandez

Polybase Deep Dive (AD-310-M)
With the increasing role of Hadoop in capturing and processing raw, non-relational data,...
Brian Mitchell

SQL Server 2014 and the Hybrid Cloud (AD-311-M)
With the rapid evolution of the public cloud, you now have the option of using a mix of services...
Evgeny Krivosheev, Kevin Farlee

SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP: DB Developer Deep Dive (AD-323-M)
SQL Server OLTP IMDB (codename Hekaton) is a high performance, memory-optimized database for OLTP,...
Kevin Farlee

Using Batching to Optimize SQL Database Apps on Windows Azure (AD-315-M)
SQL Database provides a robust relational database service to applications that run on Windows...
Jason Roth, Silvano Coriani

Zero to 60 with HDInsight (AD-317-M)
Microsoft HDInsight lets you embrace Hadoop, enabling you to seamlessly manage data of any type or...
Cindy Gross

BI Information Delivery

BI Power Hour (BID-215-S)
The legacy continues. The Microsoft Business Intelligence team is excited to once again present the...
Matt Masson, Adam Wilson, Kasper de Jonge, Matthew Roche, Patrick LeBlanc, Riccardo Muti

Deep Dive into the Power Query Formula Language (BID-401-M)
Microsoft Power Query for Excel includes a powerful query engine and a formula language that...
Faisal Mohamood, Clemens Szyperski, Theresa Palmer-Boroski

Enriching Your BI Semantic Tabular Models with DAX (BID-304-M)
Both Excel 2013 data models and Analysis Services tabular models give you direct access to the Data...
Kasper de Jonge

From Data to Insight: Views from Microsoft Finance (BID-203-M)
In today's economic climate, your business faces greater challenges than ever before. By providing...
Marc Reguera

Introduction to Power BI for Office 365 (BID-201-M)
Microsoft recently disclosed a new business intelligence solution for the cloud – Power BI for...
Dandy Weyn, Michael Tejedor

Mastering the CUBE Functions in Excel (BID-307-M)
Join this session to explore the seven CUBE functions natively available in Excel 2013. Unknown to...
Peter Myers

Microsoft Power Query for Excel: Discover and Refine Your Data (BID-308-M)
Microsoft Power Query (formerly "Project codename Data Explorer”) for Excel is a new set of...
Faisal Mohamood

Power BI – This Is How We Do It (BID-313-M)
You’ve been following Power BI for Office 365. You’ve watched the videos, you’ve kicked the tires...
Matthew Roche, Faisal Mohamood, Kasper de Jonge, Matt Masson, Riccardo Muti

Power BI 3D Visualization and Storytelling with Power Map (BID-206-M)
Learn about the Public Preview of Power Map (formerly “Project codename GeoFlow”) for Excel, a 3D...
Ari Schorr, Lara Rubbelke

Power BI and the Data Management Gateway (BID-309-M)
Come explore the magic behind the Data Management Gateway – the Power BI component that provides...
Matt Masson, Wee Hyong Tok

Power BI: Modern Device and Data Search Experiences (BID-207-M)
Come see what we've been working on: The next generation of business intelligence, available in the...
Adam Wilson, Amy Forstrom

Power View with Analysis Services Multidimensional Models (BID-208-M)
So far, you've been able to create Power View reports against data models in Excel workbooks and...
Kasper de Jonge, Riccardo Muti

SQL Server 2012 Data Mining: Taking App Design to the Next Level (BID-311-M)
Data mining is used to analyze data by revealing patterns. These patterns can then be used to...
Peter Myers

Visual Analytics with Power View in Excel 2013 & SharePoint 2013 (BID-213-M)
You've likely heard a lot about Power View, an interactive data visualization experience that...
Riccardo Muti, Amy Forstrom

BI Platform Architecture, Development & Administration

CAT: High Performance, High Volume Data Movement in Azure (BIA-303-M)
Join this session for real-world customer data movement patterns and architectures in Windows...
Steve Howard

CAT: Performance Tuning Tabular Models in SSAS 2012 (BIA-402-M)
Gain the knowledge, tips, and techniques you need to tune your tabular models in SQL Server...
John Sirmon, Greg Galloway

Death by a Thousand Cuts: A Look at Power View Performance (BIA-304-M)
Come learn how to troubleshoot Power View performance as we break down the findings from a...
Adam Saxton

Deploying Microsoft BI in SharePoint 2013, Part 1: PowerPivot (BIA-305-M)
In Part 1 of this 2-part series on deploying Microsoft BI in SharePoint 2013, dive deep into...
Kay Unkroth

Deploying Microsoft BI in SharePoint 2013, Part 2: SSRS & Power View (BIA-316-M)
So you've deployed Excel 2013 and your users are creating Power View sheets now that Power View is...
Riccardo Muti, Chuck Heinzelman

Enriching Big Data for Analysis (BIA-404-M)
How well do you know your data? Do you look at reports and wish they had ALL your data so they...
Lara Rubbelke, Adam Jorgensen

Power BI Self-Service Information Management and Data Stewardship (BIA-207-M)
Business intelligence tools continue to improve, letting users shorten their time to insight and...
Matthew Roche, Ofer Ashkenazi

Running BI Workloads on Windows Azure Virtual Machines (BIA-308-M)
Microsoft is making significant investments in Windows Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS),...
Chuck Heinzelman

Securing SSAS Tabular Models (BIA-209-M)
SQL Server 2012 introduced the Business Intelligence Semantic Model, which includes a new type of...
Patrick LeBlanc

SQL Server Integration Services Roadmap (BIA-309-M)
Join us as we show off some exciting upcoming features and functionality in SQL Server Integration...
Matt Masson, Wee Hyong Tok

Cloud Application Development & Deployment

Busting Myths: Windows Azure Security and Compliance (CLD-312-M)
Windows Azure delivers world-class security, privacy, and compliance with technology, processes,...
Lori Woehler

Lap Around Windows Azure SQL Database Premium Service (CLD-311-M)
In this session, we’ll discuss the new Azure SQL Database Premium offering, including new...
Gregory Leake

Private and Hybrid Cloud: Better Together (CLD-305-M)
Come see how the latest releases in SQL Server, Windows Server, System Center, and Windows Azure...
Darmadi Komo

SQL Server High Availability & Disaster Recovery in Windows Azure (CLD-306-M)
This session will cover high availability and disaster recovery technologies for SQL Server in...
Luis Vargas, Sanjay Mishra

SQL Server Performance and Monitoring in Windows Azure at Scale (CLD-307-M)
This session will focus on lessons learned from performance tuning one of the largest Windows Azure...
Daniel Sol

SQLCAT: Windows Azure Data Platform Technical Immersion Day (CLD-499-P)
Immerse yourself in this full-day, marketing-free deep dive for experienced architects who want to...
Michael Thomassy, Conor Cunningham, Silvano Coriani

What’s New in Database Development with SQL Server Data Tools and Visual Studio? (CLD-313-M)
Come check out what’s new for database developers in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) and Visual...
Adam Mahood

Windows Azure Deep Dive (CLD-310-S)
Don’t miss this deep dive spotlight session on all things Windows Azure from Microsoft Technical...
Mark Russinovich

Windows Azure SQL Database for the DBA (CLD-308-M)
Windows Azure SQL Database is a fully-managed, scalable service based on SQL Server technology. Yet...
Scott Klein

Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment

AlwaysOn in SQL Server 2014 (DBA-301-M)
In this session, we’ll discuss the AlwaysOn (Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances)...
Luis Vargas

CAT: AlwaysOn Customer Panel – Lessons Learned & Best Practices (DBA-303-M)
Learn how real customers have deployed SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn to meet the database high...
Sanjay Mishra, Ayad Shammout, David Smith, Michael Steineke, Thomas Grohser

CAT: How Do I Troubleshoot My Database in the Cloud? (DBA-304-M)
Moving applications to a highly automated and available relational database service such as Windows...
Michael Thomassy, Silvano Coriani

CAT: SQL Server on Azure VM – Performance and Best Practices (DBA-305-M)
Learn the performance characteristics of running SQL Server on Windows Azure Virtual Machine...
Sanjay Mishra, Silvano Coriani

Enterprise High Availability with AlwaysOn Availability Groups  (DBA-398-P)
AlwaysOn, the new SQL Server 2012 premier high availability solution, provides high availability...
Curt Mathews, Shon Hauck

Extended Events in SQL Server 2012 (DBA-326-M)
With SQL Server 2012, Extended Events became the future of diagnostics in SQL Server, giving you...
Ajay Jagannathan

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

OLTP Sharding Techniques for Massive Scale (DBA-403-M)
Windows Azure SQL Database uses commodity machines, meaning some operations will not fit on a...
Conor Cunningham

Online Operations in SQL Server 2014 (DBA-325-M)
The online database operations feature in SQL Server 2014 is an interim step toward providing true...
Ajay Jagannathan

SQL Server 2014 and Sharks with Freakin’ Lasers (DBA-210-S)
SQL Server 2014 builds on the mission-critical capabilities delivered in prior releases by...
Dandy Weyn, Ari Schorr

SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP: DBA Deep Dive (DBA-328-M)
SQL Server OLTP IMDB (project codename “Hekaton”) is a high performance, memory-optimized OLTP...
Kevin Liu

SQL Server Index Internals: A Deep Dive (DBA-405-M)
Have you ever wondered what an index actually looks like under the covers? Are you curious as to...
Tim Chapman

SQL Server Transaction Log Internals (DBA-406-M)
The transaction log plays the most critical role in any SQL Server database. In this...
Tim Chapman, Denzil Ribeiro

Upgrading SQL Server – Done Right (DBA-317-M)
Drill down into SQL Server upgrade strategies, constraints, capabilities, and best practices. In...
Dandy Weyn

Windows Azure Virtual Machines and SQL Server Unplugged (DBA-319-M)
Come get the answers to your burning questions about using the Windows Azure Virtual Machine and...
Luis Vargas, Chuck Heinzelman, Evgeny Krivosheev, Khalid Mouss, Piyush Ranjan, Sanjay Mishra