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SQL Saturday 58 – Minnesota Update

Posted by denglishbi on October 19, 2010

We are less than two weeks away from the big event.  SQL Saturday 58 – Minnesota is just around the corner and is on Friday, October 29 at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN.

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We are plugging away at getting final arrangements made for the event and I am sure I will have a few sleepless nights between now.  We have a great lineup of presentations and speakers:

Start Time BI-1 BI-2 DBA-1 DBA-2 Development
8:15 AM Brian Knight
Introduction to PowerPivot
Steve Hughes
Report Lockdown: Implementing SSRS Security
Kevin Kline
SQL Server Internals and Architecture
Eric Strom
Tuning SQL Code using Logical Equivalencies
Mike Benkovich
Taking your Data to SQL Azure
9:30 AM Brian Knight
Performance Tuning SQL Server Integration Services
Mark Vaillancourt
Intro To Reporting Services(2008 R2) Report Models
Bill Preachuk
Maintenance Plans – Lessons from the Real World
Jason Strate
Using XML to Query Execution Plans
Ross McNeely
Dynamic Text File Creation Via Single SSIS Package
10:45 AM Brian Larson
Using Data Mining to Improve SSIS Data Loads
Gilbert Evans
Self-Service Reporting/Analytics for SQL Server
Kevin Kline
Top 10 Admin Mistakes on SQL Server
Dean Richards
Query Tuning – Get it Right the First Time
Eddie Wuerch
Drive SQL Server Performance: I/O For Developers
12:45 PM Dan English
Leverage the MS BI Toolset to Monitor Performance
William Pearson
Getting Started with MDX
Tim Plas
Managing & Administering SQL Azure
Zach Mattson
Powershell Eye for the Monitoring Guy.
Russel Loski
Stored procedure tracing using the xml datatype
02:00 PM David Baldauff
A Single Sign-On BI Story: SAML Claims in SharePoi
Mustafa Hussain
Answers at the speed of thought with SSAS Cubes
Eddie Wuerch
Find Performance Problems by Reading the Waits
Jason Strate
Extended Events, Work Smarter Not Harder
Mike Benkovich
Programming with OData & the Microsoft Data Stack
3:15 PM Russel Loski
SSIS and SSRS Better Together
William Pearson
Documenting Your Integrated Microsoft BI Solution
Tim Plas
High-Availability & D/R Options for SQL Server
Ben Thul
Introduction To Transactional Replication
Eric Zierdt
Table Partitions for Archiving

I will be doing a presentation on using the Microsoft BI Toolset to build out dashboards.  Trying to demystify the different tools that are available and show how they can all be leveraged to build out a unified dashboard.

We are currently at our max capacity for the event which was 250 and we should be able to open this up later this week to allow everyone on the waitlist to be included.  If you are registered and are unable to attend please take the time to use the cancel option on the site – http://sqlsaturday.com/58/changestatusrequest.aspx.

Thanks again to all of our sponsors who are signed up for making this event possible – http://sqlsaturday.com/58/sponsors.aspx.

Another item to watch out for at the event will be the return of the Networking Bingo card that we had last year at the PASSMN SQL Summit event.  This card will be used to giveaway two MSDN Ultimate Subscriptions!  Very cool prize!

Hope to see you there for this spooktacular event!

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