Only 20 hrs untill my flight is taking off from CPH -> FRA -> SEA – But who’s counting? 🙂
This year is no different from any year at PASS Summit (saying that as a 2nd year veteran). The time to build your schedule, is probably the most frustrating part leading up to the conference. This goes for SQL Bits as well, another well planned SQL Server event.
This year I opted out from the pre-con on various reasons, mainly because I was very disappointed last year, in terms of cost vs. output. Although I must say a couple of them looked really interesting, especially The Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization by David Klee, Argenis Fernandez, Jimmy May, Optimize “All Data” with a Modern Data Warehouse Solution by Bradley Ball, Josh Luedeman and not least The Enterprise Scripting Workshop by Sean McCown, Jennifer McCown. But the fact having three kids age Eight, Six and Two makes my trip to Seattle short, this year at least. I had also planned on attending the comeback of Big Ben in Pittsburgh hosting Cincinatti, but hopefully they can manage without me (fingers crossed).
So in short, my sessions on interest will be:
- Install an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster and Availability Group by Ryan Adams
- Kicking and Screaming: Replacing Profiler with Extended Events by Erin Stellato OR Dimensional Modeling Design Patterns: Beyond the Basics by Jason Horner
- SQLCAT: SQL Server HA DR Customer Panel — 7 Habits of people who build highly available systems by Sanjay Mishra, David Smith OR Integrating SQL Server Analysis Services with Hadoop Edwin Sarmiento
- SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines: Features, Best Practices & Roadmap by Luis Vargas
- Cortana Analytics Deep Dive: Big Data Stores by Rajesh Dadhia, Matt Usher
- Analyzing Performance and Scalability for OLTP and Data Warehousing Solutions by Richard Waymire, Jim Hautala
- Kerberos – I’m not dead yet! by Adam Saxton OR SSIS vs. Azure Data Factory Reza Rad
- I, myself, will be speaking at Lightning Talks 103, last session on Thursday, hence only attending two sessions that day.
- U-SQL Query Execution and Performance Tuning by Ed Triou OR Cortana Analytics Deep Dive: Perceptual Intelligence by Giampaolo Battaglia
- Don’t Rely on Magic: Tabular Performance Troubleshooting by Hope Foley
- Analysis Services: Show Me Where It Hurts by Bill Anton
- SQLCAT: Azure SQL Data Warehouse Lessons Learned and Customer Stories by John Hoang, Murshed Zaman…
- SQLCAT: Azure SQL VM Design Patterns and Customer Stories by Sanjay Mishra, Purvesh Patel…
- 2014 SSIS Project Deployment Model: Deployment and Maintenance by Bill Fellows
As with any schedule, this is subject to change. I certainly always find myself making “game time” decisions influenced by whom ever I am talking to, in between sessions. Often there is some aspect that others point out, that influence the final call. Sometimes I even “miss” sessions, just to socialize and extend my network – There is always someone interesting to talk to, no matter where you turn at PASS Summit.
Hope to see you there!