This year I have been fortunate enough to have been able to attend a few different SQL Server community events.
Back in May I attended SQLBits XI, which was a fantastic experience and opened my eyes to the #SQLFamily. I learnt a lot about SQL Server, but I think what I really learnt is that there is an amazing online community for SQL Server professionals.
At the beginning of November I’m going to Stockholm to attend SQL Rally Nordic. So this post is about which sessions I’m planning to attend.
Monday: Data Warehouse Modeling – Making the Right Choices
I’ve learnt a lot about data modelling especially over the past year and so this session is coming at a good time.
It sounds like it is going to be a full on day. I’m planning on writing at least one or two blog posts to solidify what I learn, so stay tuned.
|1030-1130||BI||Optimizing Data Models in Tabular & PowerPivot|
|1145-1245||DEV||Powerful T-SQL Improvements that Reduce Query Complexity|
|1400-1500||DBA||Getting the Most from Your SAN – File and Filegroup layout|
|1515-1615||BI||Optimizing DAX Queries|
|1645-1745||DBA||Index Impact Workload Analysis|
|0900-1000||BI||Analysing Data with PowerView|
|1015-1115||BI||Data Warehouse in the Cloud – Marketing or Reality?|
|1015-1115||DBA||The Day After Tomorrow: Why You Need a Baseline|
|1145-1245||DEV||Cloud Optimizing Your Database App|
|1400-1500||BI||Use the Power of Analytical Hierarchies in Your Cubes|
|1515-1615||DBA||Architecting SQL Server HA and DR solutions on Windows Azure|
As you can see, I’m planning to attend a number of sessions that are directly or indirectly related to SSAS Tabular model (DAX, PowerPivot or PowerView sessions).
Of late I have been using PowerPivot to build quick proof-of-concept BI models to get people’s attention. What I really like about PowerPivot is how quick and easy it is to build a data model, write some simple DAX formulas then use PowerView to show people the story of the data.
As well as attending some quality sessions, I’m also really looking forward to catching up with new and old friends.
So I hope to see you there 🙂