4th - 7th May 2016



Reza Rad

Reza Rad is an Author, Trainer, Speaker and DW/BI Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 15 years’ experience in databases, programming and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft MVP in SQL Server for five continues years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog: http://www.radacad.com/blog (previously was http://www.rad.pasfu.com) . He wrote some books on MS SQL BI and also is writing some others, He is also an active member on online technical forums such as MSDN and Experts-Exchange, and is a moderator of MSDN SQL Server forums, and is a MCP, MCSE and MCITP of BI. He is the leader of New Zealand Business Intelligence users group. He is a International Speaker in SQL Saturday and SQL users groups and Conferences like TechEd and PASS Summit. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

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Reza Rad has submitted 8 sessions for SQLBits XV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

SSIS is a powerful tool that can be used for solving biggest challenges in Data Warehouse and ETL, issues such as Inferred Dimension Member, Incremental Load, and SCD can be solve with this tool using best practices.
Azure Data Factory and SSIS are both data movement tools, but built for different purposes. In this session you will learn pros and cons of using each technology, and best practices of using each in real world scenarios.
All new features in SSIS, MDS, SSAS, and SSRS for SQL Server 2016 will be discussed in this session with demos. You will even learn about some new database engine changes that helps in data warehouse solutions such as temporal tables.
There are different methods to implement Incremental Load or Delta Load in SSIS. Each method has some limitations and some benefits. In this session different methods will be discussed through demo and best practices will be revealed.
In this session you will learn about importance of data preparation in every data management, analysis, and analytics solution. You will learn how to use Power Query and Excel to prepare the data effectively with many demos.
Do you want to start a BI career? Do you want to be in fast paced data analysis job, and also earn more with your job? Do you want to know steps to get started in Microsoft BI? This session is for you if you answer to questions above yes.
Power BI can connect to on-premises data source with three different types of gateways; Personal Gateway, Enterprise Gateway, and SSAS Connector. In this session you will learn more about these services and their usage scenarios with demos.
In this session you will learn how to use Temporal tables for SCD implementation in your data warehouse. You will also learn about some challenges that this method might bring in. There will be many demos in this session.

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