What’s new in SQL Server 2014 – Full Day Workshop in Sydney

Shameless plug time – I’ll be demoing HDInsight at the event below in Sydney on May 28th – grab a ticket here. The text below is pretty much a straight copy from the event website, so hop over there for up to date details. There’s some great and knowledgeable speakers… and me :)

SQL Server 2014 Jump Start

Mission Critical Performance, BI, Big Data and Cloud

When: 28th of May, 9:00 AM to 5 PM

Where: Saxons, Level 12, 10 Barrack Street, Sydney NSW 2000

  • Discover the impact of cloud technologies on Business Intelligence
  • Accelerate your solutions with in-memory databases
  • Enable analytics for your users with the latest wave of self-service solutions

Register today and join our special event featuring SQL Server experts and guest speakers from Microsoft.

In this full day event, you will learn about the new features and enhancements to Microsoft SQL 2014 and Power BI, as well as how to create business value through features such as in-memory databases and Power BI reporting.


Who Should Attend:

  • IT professionals or DBAs using SQL Server Enterprise, with multi-terabyte OLTP or OLAP databases, interested in increased scaling, high availability, and performance
  • BI developers or administrators interested in an overview of the SQL Server big data analytics platform
  • Data professionals interested in the options for SQL Server hybrid solutions both on premise and in the cloud



  • Victor Isakov (MVP, MCT, Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft Certified Architect: SQL Server)
  • James Beresford (www.bimonkey.com)
  • Iman Eftekhari (MCSE, MCITP: Business Intelligence)
  • Dean Corcoran (Microsoft)
  • Shashank Pawar (Microsoft)



  • 09:00 am: Opening by Microsoft
  • 09:30 am: Session 1: SQL Server 2014 editions and engine enhancements
  • 10:30 am: Morning Tea
  • 10:45 am: Session 2: Data analytics and BI
  • 11:45 am: Session 3: Cloud and Big Data
  • 12:15 pm: Lunch
  • 01:15 pm: Demo 1: Database enhancements
  • 02:45 pm: Demo 2: Self-service BI in the Cloud
  • 03:30 pm: Afternoon tea
  • 04:00 pm: Demo 3: Big Data

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