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TechEd’s Just Around the Corner – Immerse yourself in the Data Platform

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With TechEd North America, June 11-14, 2012, and TechEd Europe, June 26-29, 2012, just around the corner, we wanted to share with you some of the exiting session content and speakers. This year, with the release of SQL Server 2012, we have an incredible line up of presenters and staff to bring you solid session content and top knowledge at both events.

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We are also very excited to announce two SQL Server pre-conference seminars:

Pre-conference: Using BISM Tabular in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 introduced new BI Services, like Power View and the BI Semantic Model (BISM) in Analysis Services, which offers two types of models, Tabular and Multidimensional. The Tabular model is required in order to publish data for Power View and it is based on concepts like tables and relationships that are familiar to anyone who has a relational database background.

In this seminar, learn from Marco Russo how to build a complete solution in Tabular, either by creating a new model from scratch or by importing an existing PowerPivot model. After an initial introduction of the overall architecture with the Microsoft platform, including SharePoint, PowerPivot and Power View, most of the time is dedicated to the definition of a BISM Tabular model. Learn about creating one from the ground up and then defining all the metadata required in order to obtain a rich semantic model that provides better user experience for data exploration in both Excel and Power View. You also learn the basics of DAX language and how to manage role based security and partitioning in a Tabular model.
At the end of the day, you will be able to create your BISM Tabular models, fully exploiting the features available in a Corporate BI scenario. You will gain a solid background to enable you starting your next project with Tabular.

Pre-conference: Microsoft SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization

In this session, learn about SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012 performance tuning and optimization. Industry Experts Thomas LaRock and Denny Cherry guide you through tools and best practices for tuning queries and improving performance within Microsoft SQL Server. This session details real-life performance problems which have been gathered and tuned using industry standard best practices and real-world skills.

At both TechEd North America and TechEd Europe, we will have some great opportunities for you to LEARN and help advance your depth of knowledge with SQL Server; CONNECT with Microsoft experts, partners, speakers, and community members; and SHARE information with peers – before, during, and after each event. Here are a few opportunities we would like to call out:

  • Hands-on-Labs: A great way to experience SQL Server 2012 is through our hands-on-labs. Onsite at TechEe we have a hands-on-labs room, ready for you to take on any of our product features and experience it for yourself.
  • SQL Server Workshop: Brent Ozar, SQL Server MVP, will be hosting this year’s two-hour SQL Server workshop, where you will be able to learn about SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server Core, learn about new administration tasks, new features for DBAs and features that make your life as a Database Developer more interesting using SQL Server Data Tools to build and deploy applications.

Where to Register?

Register today for TechEd North America! If you are already registered don’t forget to drill down into the entire session agenda list and prepare for your trip.

We look forward to seeing you at TechEd!