You've been performance tuning queries and indexes for a few years, but lately, you've been running into problems you can't explain. Could it be RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE, THREADPOOL, or lock escalation?
In this talk you will learn how to use Power BI to prototype/develop a BI solution in days and then evolve it into a fully scalable Azure BI solution.
Take charge of any performance issue coming your way. "SQL Server is hurting!" Turn feelings to symptoms, and become the hero that saved the day.
„A picture is worth a thousand words“ - compelling visualizations beyond the usual bar, line or scatter plots, produced with the help of the ggplot2 package and friends.
This is a session for the all of you with short attention spans (like me!) In this session, we will rapid fire tip after tip to help you be a better report author. We'll use the popular Microsoft tools, SSRS and Power BI.
Come learn about the new adaptive query processor in SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database. We will discuss how this feature works, how it can benefit your application and queries, and the future of intelligent query processing.
Automate SSRS management using Microsoft's PowerShell module
If your organisation doesn't have dirty data, it's because you are not looking hard enough. Join this session to see what you can do to clean up your data properly, using SQL Server 2017.
There has always been a challenge of publishing an on-prem developed reports to external clients (non-AD users). Is this achievable with the latest SQL Server 2017 with RLS enabled?
Want to become a community speaker or involved in the SQL Community? Don't feel confident enough to try? Need some advice and guidance? We want to help you, we will help you
Learn about the methodology to increase security related development practices, backed by real world examples. Including securely accessing a database, properly encrypting data, using SSL/TLS, etc
Learn what Azure Analysis Services is, when to use it and how to build Tabular models for it
Are you still asking yourself, what is big data? What is HDInsight and how can I benefit from it? which type of HDInsight Cluster should I use? come to this session and find an answer
Learn how to build an Azure Machine Learning model, how to use, integrate and consume the model within other applications, and learn the basic principles and statistics concepts available in the different ML algorithms.
A little bit of knowledge about how SQL Server works can go a long way towards making large data engineering queries run faster.
Businesses today require real-time information to make better-informed decisions, this requires a new set of tools. In this session you will learn about Azure Stream analytics and how it can help address real-time data scenarios
A tour of Cassandra, a popular NoSQL DBMS
SQL Server and Azure are built for each other. New hybrid scenarios between on-premise SQL Server and Azure mean they don't have to exclude each other but instead you can have the best of both worlds, reducing operational costs.
Come learn about the business goals and technical challenges faced by real-world customers, why they chose Azure Cosmos DB, and the patterns they used to deliver highly available, globally distributed experiences.
Get the most from Data Catalog with patterns and practices.
Let’s understand the role of this hyper-scale two tier big data technology and how to harness its power with U-SQL, the offspring of T-SQL and C#. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get started developing solutions with Azure Data Lake.
In this talk we will discuss best practices around how to design and maintain an Azure SQL Data Warehouse for best throughput and query performance.
Focusing on the micro-service / OLTP domain, this talk approaches the challenge of choosing between Azure SQL Database and Cosmos Db (Document Db) by using solution use cases to test each storage's offering for appropriateness.
Back to the Future is the greatest time travel movie ever. I'll show you how temporal tables work, in both SQL Server and Azure SQL Database, without needing a DeLorean.
Learn about the component of Power BI and best practices for implementations
Tabular Editor is an open source offline editor experience for SSAS Tabular, which offers lots of features in a simple UI that can vastly improve your productivity when developing Tabular Models at compatibility level 1200+
Mike Prince, Senior Technical Consultant and Independent User of MaxParallel™ reveals how it worked for Ultima Business Solutions and details the levels of performance enhancements they now achieve.
Case study on using all of the Azure Data Platform and how to build out your optimal architecture.
With the release of SQL Server 2017 vNext on Linux new challenges arise for High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions. Come join me in this session where we will discuss this scenarios with SQL Server 2017 instances under Windows and Linux.
Learn how to build, debug and deploy a chatbot using the Azure Bot Service and the Microsoft Bot Framework.
Many existing Data Factories include large numbers of workarounds due to limitations with the service. Now that ADF V2 is available, we can restructure our Data Factories to be lean, efficient data pipelines, and this session will show you how.
Always Encrypted using enclaves enables rich queries on encrypted data.
Provision dev databases quickly and easily using containers and clones
Introduction on how to use the Powershell library Lability to create complex SQL Server based test labs.
Before doing any analysis, you have to prepare the data properly.
With GDPR fast approaching, learn now how to get your data into compliance in order to protect your client's sensitive information.
If you are a DBA and want to get started with Data Science, then this session is for you. This demo-packed session will show you an end-to-end Data Science project covering the core technologies in Microsoft Data + AI stack.
Using SSDT and VSTS to reliably build, test, and deploy SQL Server databases in the cloud and in the datacentre.
Best bractices in DAX formulas from real world experience.
In this session we analyze some DAX expressions and Tabular models and, through the usage of DAX Studio and some understanding of the VertiPaq model, we will look at how to optimize them.
We will showcase the latest feature of SSIS 2017 such as connectors for Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS), Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW), SSIS Scale-Out at package level for the box product as well as the SSIS package execution on Azure Data Factory
Learn about data management and DevOps for the modern business.
DEVOPS - a buzzword in IT and how beneficial it is to include within your DBA activities
DevOps and continuous integration provide huge benefits to data warehouse development. John will be showing how you can use VSTS and Octopus Deploy to build, test and deploy your data warehouse
In this session, we will dive deeper into the art of dimensional modeling. We will identify the different types of fact tables and dimension tables and also review approaches to creating rich hierarchies that simplify complex reporting.
DirectQuery best practices in Analysis Services and Power BI
This session takes a closer look at Azure Stream Analytics, and how you can make it work in your Projects.
How does Big Data with Hadoop, Cloud Computing in Azure, Self Service BI and “classic” BI with SQL 2016 interact with each other to build a modern enterprise BI architecture at InnoGames? Watch my talk and you will know!
Real-world scenarios and stories of a DBA who has to deal with different database platforms and their constant battle with efficiency. This session will offer neat solutions, demos, and tools to make your job more pleasant.
This session explores SQL Server 2017's Graph processing to better understand interconnectivity and behaviour in your data.
Introducing the ROC curve and its use in Azure ML.
In this session, I will showcase how you can bring your Python, R, and .NET code to Azure Data Lake and apply it at scale using U-SQL.
Looking to upgrade your SQL Server? This session will discuss all the new features and capabilities of SQL Server 2017 including SQL Server on Linux, Docker Containers, Graph Database, Python, Adaptive Query Processing, Automatic Tuning, and HADR.
SQL Server 2017 is all about choice. Choice for developers to run on Windows, Linux, or Containers. In this session we will show you the experience of running SQL Server on Linux and Containers including a behind the scenes of how we built it.
Learn the details behind how to read execution plans.
Microsoft Power BI supports custom visuals from the Office Store ( In this session I will demonstrate what is needed for starting building your own.
GDPR is affecting any business that stores data including the SQL Server product group. Come and listen to how the Microsoft SQL Team approached the GDPR challenge for the SQL and SQL Azure business.
A look at how the Graph engine introduced with SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database can help you generate insights from your highly connected data
It strikes fear in your heart: "Transaction was deadlocked on lock resources with another process and has been chosen as the deadlock victim." Learn the basics of how SQL Server handles blocking, locking, and deadlocking.
Selecting the right PaaS components in Azure
Data DevOps is seen as hard. We've been doing it at scale for many years and will walk through the lessons we've learnt, which will enable you to successfully apply DevOps to your Data Platform.
Resolve the common problems with building an automated DevOps release process. In one hour we will build a deployment pipeline to ensure reliable releases with controls in place. We will show you the techniques we use to make database DevOps possible
We live in a cloud first World, but many organisation still run largely on-premise. This session covers how these organisations can begin their journey and leverage Azure data services.
For anyone frustrated by column-hoarding users and developers
Algorithms like Neural Nets, Deep Learning, SVM and KNN are dominating the Machine Learning world. You don’t need to know the maths behind them but you do need to know how they work in order to use them effectively. This talk will explain just that.
Hierarchies and graphs are the bread and butter of most business applications. SQL Server 2017 comes now with a different approach: Graph Database. You will learn best practices, have fun and will leave with handy scripts.
Session will be aimed at Database Administrators\Developers who have not previously implemented partitioning within an OLTP database and is designed to give a overview into the concepts and implementation.
Start from nothing and use Test Driven Development to write a PowerShell function that uses the Microsoft Cognitive Services API to analyse pictures. I will take you on a journey from nothing to a complete function
An overview of PowerApps and the platform
Learn how to investigate the mysterious case of SQL Server performance problems in TempDB.
DBAs are living in a world of constant flux. This session analyses research on the how the role is evolving, the concerns facing DBAs today and valuable insights on the DBAs path to career success. Learn how the megatrends of our industry and are shaping the role of the DBA today.
Learn about the new features of SSRS 2016 and 2017
Every new release of SQL Server brings a whole load of new features that an administrator can add to their arsenal of efficiency. In this session we will discuss newly introduced SQL Server 2016 / 2017 features for performance.
Extended Events was released with SQL Server 2008, and almost 10 years later, many data professionals are still clinging to Profiler. It's time to move forward, and in this session I'll show you how.
GDPR is coming, no matter where you are if you are handling data on European data subjects. Laying a solid foundation of data security practices is vital to avoid the potential fines and damage to reputation that being non-compliant can bring.
Attend this session for an overview of Biml best practices and coding techniques. Learn how to centralize and reuse code, simplify logic, and create your own C# classes and methods. Improve your code and level up your Biml in no time!
A series of 5 minute sessions
Query optimizer is getting smart, computers are taking DBAs jobs. In this session MVP Fabiano Amorim will talk about new “automatic” optimizations on SQL 2017. Adaptive query processing, auto tuning and few other features added into the product.
Combining Always ON Availability Groups and Powershell will make your life easier
Learn how to master your data in the cloud with Azure services.
Learn about the new compute optimized performance tier in SQL Data Warehouse and how to maximize your performance through improved table design and columnstore optimization.
Common performance issues with clustered columnstore index experienced by customers and strategies to address them.
Modernizing ETL with Azure Data Lake: Hyperscale, Multi-format, Multi-platform, & Intelligent
This session will dive deep into snapshotting of SQL databases
Ever wondered if you can optimize your sql projects so you don't have to do unnecessary work? Take a look at how I've optimized SSDT Deployments by use case.
Session deals with the database maintenance problems (like defragmentation) in situation of 24/7 system. As we walk through the basic maintenance we keep in mind that our database is big and it takes a lot of time to do the proper maintenance.
Extended Events, Dynamic Management Views, and Query Store are powerful and lightweight tools. In this session you will learn techniques for combining the data from these tools, to gain great insight, when analyzing performance problems.
Come learn how to make your BI projects perform at their max!!
In this session, we will investigate how SQL Server implements transactional durability in order to understand how Delayed Durability bends the rules to remove transactional bottlenecks and achieve improved throughput.
You want to make your IT organization better, new software or hardware, new team process, or other significant change? Is you organization’s management are prone to saying ‘No’ to things like this in the past. How do you move forward successfully?
It takes minutes to create and share Power BI reports and users who has relevant Power BI access can do many things in the PBI service. In this session, Prathy will show how having a deployment strategy helps maintaining Power BI service.
Microsoft announced the retirement of Power BI Embedded and recommended that everyone migrate to Power BI Premium and embed those reports. Unfortunately the documentation on doing this is "light" to say the least. This session will enlighten you
So, you think you know everything you need to know about the Power BI Report Server because you use traditional SQL Server Reporting Services. Well, don’t believe it!
One hot topic with Power BI is security, in this deep dive session we will look at all the aspects of security of Power BI, from users, logging to where and how your data is stored andleverage additional Azure services to secure it even more.
Microsoft's Patrick and Adam answer a lot of questions on Power BI, SSAS and other tech. Those questions result in videos on their YouTube channel. In this session they are going to show a few. Don’t miss out, there is a little something for everyone.
Building effective PowerBI reports and dashboards requires a well-designed data model with the right relationships and measures, this session tackles those challenges your encounter during the design phase and where to get training required for this.
So you're thinking about doing implementing data science project in your business? If you fail to plan, you plan to fail, so come to this session to help you construct your data science plan to help you succeed!
See the Magic of high-end analytics on any device, on any data source, using any database. Built in machine learning makes sophisticated analytics simple. Collaborate across the enterprise with easy implementation and real self-service analytics.
Sometimes this happens. What you expect not always what you received. In this session, we will look at a bunch of such situations.
Query Store was the cool new feature in SQL 2016, but what about those of us stuck on older versions of SQL Server? Introducing: Open Query Store! This session will explain what OQS is and how it can help you take control of your query plans.