Chris Testa-O'Neill works in the Analytics and Data Science team at Microsoft working with the Cortana Intelligence Suite (CIS) and Microsoft R Server. He works with the engineering team and partners to ensure that the CIS technologies are utilized efficiently within businesses and that feedback about the products are reported back to the product group.

Prior to this, Chris ran his own business performing cloud migrations and analytical projects. He was also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional from 2010 – 2016 and spoke at a range of global conferences. He has also been the author of a wide range of Microsoft Official course with Microsoft Learning experience since 2007. His latest work involving a MOOC on Azure SQL Data Warehouse to be released early in 2017.

Sessions

Get off to a flying start with Microsoft Reporting Services 2008, exploring an end to end solution to enables you to facilitate report creation and facilitation!
This session will introduce you to the core components required to set up and create a cube in SQL Server Analysis services. consideration is given to SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 to be considered for Friday
Due to feedback from previous SQLBits conferences, this session will focus on the management of the reports and report server once the reports have been created to be considered for Friday
Explore the new features of SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
An overview of the steps required to get certified with Microsoft Learning
With SQL Server you can integrate traditional tools such as SQL profiler and performance monitor to pinpoint problems. With SQL Server 2008, you can control environments using Policy based management and with the Resource Governor. Chris will explore
With SQL Server 2008, you can control environments using Policy based management and with the Resource Governor to ensure that your SQL Server are compliant to enterprise standards
This one hour session will provide insight on what to expect when deploying a highly available end to end SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence environment as experienced from the field.
SQL Server provides the ability to deliver solutions for BI users with all experience levels. See the ease of collaboration of business intelligence reporting between business users and IT departments and demonstrate a real world use case.
Do you get involved in the creation of Business Intelligence solutions within your organisation? This session will show you the new features of SQL Server 2016 Business Intelligence components.
See how Azure Data Factory orchestrates the movement of data in Azure, with a case study from a Microsoft partner.
This Q&A panel is here to answer your questions and help you make sense of what Data Science means and how you can fit into this discipline. We have mixed the panel up with Data Scientists, and Non Data Scientist working in a Data Science team.
Join industry veterans Steve Jones, Kevin Kline, and friends for a wide-ranging Q&A panel discussion covering all topics of career advice for the IT professional. We’ll discuss topics like personal branding, team leadership, trends in hiring, career
We have assembled a hub of technical experts from SQLCAT, Tiger team, Product Group, Customer Support Services (CSS) and others. We'll have folks from across all our data, BI and Advanced Analytics teams plus some managers - ask us what you want.
In this session, Pete Harris, Chris Testa-O’Neill and Christian Bolton will provide an overview of the certifications and training offered by Microsoft for SQL Server 2012.
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