The Fall conferences are a little earlier this year – October rather than November – and we'll be at both PASS and SQL Connections.

We hope to see you there!

PASS Summit

This year's PASS Summit is in Seattle again from October 11-14 – see here for registration details.

Kimberly and I decided not to submit workshops this year so we're only doing Spotlight Sessions. Jonathan's doing a workshop and a Spotlight Session and Stacia's doing two workshops and a panel discussion.

Here's the line-up:

  • Workshops
    • Extended Events Deep Dive (Jonathan)
    • MDX, DAX, and DMX: An Introduction to the Languages of BI (Stacia)
    • So how does the BI workload impact the database engine? (Stacia, 1/2 day)
  • Spotlight Sessions
    • Using Event Notifications in SQL Server 2005/2008 (Jonathan)
    • Isolated Disasters in VLDBs (Kimberly)
    • More DBA Mythbusters (Paul)
  • Panel Discussion
    • Are you a Linchpin? Career management lessons to help you become indispensible. (Stacia)

SQL Connections

The Fall SQL Connections show will be in Las Vegas as usual, from October 30 – November 4 – see here for registration details.

We've put together a great show (Kimberly and I are the conference co-chairs) and we'll both be doing workshops and sessions, as will Stacia.

Here's the line-up:

  • Workshops
    • 10/30: SPR201: The Foundations of a Healthy SQL Server Database (Kimberly and Paul)
    • 10/31: SPR202: Collaborative Business Intelligence: Putting the Pieces Together (Stacia)
    • 10/31: SPR303: Designing for Performance and Scalability (Kimberly)
  • Paul's sessions
    • SQL216: More DBA Mythbusters 
    • SQL419: Wait Statistics: Avoiding 'Knee-Jerk' Performance Tuning 
    • SQL422: Advanced Recovery Techniques 
    • SQL225: Follow the Rabbit: Wrap-up Q&A
  • Kimberly's sessions
    • SQL207: Precarious? Nefarious? Strategies that Work for Nonclustered Indexes! 
    • SQL310: Taking the Sting Out of Statistics
    • SQL313: Filtered Indexes and Filtered Statistics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    • SQL225: Follow the Rabbit: Wrap-up Q&A
  • Stacia's sessions
    • SQL209: Managing Self-Service BI in PowerPivot for SharePoint 
    • SQL312: Building a BI Performance Monitoring Solution
    • SQL226: Understanding BI Security Best Practices