Monthly Archives: January, 2012

SQL Saturday #104 has BI, Prizes and a Ski Trip

A full featured and completely free SQL Server event is happening this Friday and Saturday (January 6-7) in Colorado Springs.  The long awaited SQL Saturday #104 is finally here with 3 pre-cons, 30 sessions, professional development, prizes, networking, games and more!  The event is loaded with great speakers with at least half coming from outside Colorado and there’s even a ski trip on Sunday.

If you’re interested in Business Intelligence like I am, there are two BI tracks for you to follow.  I’m presenting a session titled Using Columnstore Indexes in SQL Server2012 at 11am in one of the BI tracks that will give you a good overview of one of the new features coming this year in SQL Server.  It’s especially useful if you’re looking to get faster query response times in your data warehouse, reports, or ad-hoc querys.

More and more, events such as SQL Saturday have become what database professionals rely on for their training.  It brings together a boat load of SQL Server knowledge together all at once in your own city and makes it extremely accessible.  There’s no better place to be if you need to know more about database performance, business intelligence, the cloud, or database administration.