So I’ve managed to trick the kind folks of the SQL PASS program committee once again this year. I’ve gotten two sessions accepted for the summit.
The first is a “regular session” which is the normal 75 minute community session during which I’ll be presenting “Where should I be encrypting my data” during which I’ll be talking about all the various ways to encrypt data within the SQL Server database. These techniques will for the most part work on any version of SQL Server from SQL 6.5 all the way through SQL Server “Denali” (which we’ll hopefully know the name of before the summit).
The second session is one of the new half day sessions where I’ll be presenting with the lovely, brilliant and highly talented Stacia Misner called “So how does the BI workload impact the database engine?”. During this session we’ll be looking at a variety of things including how ETL extracts and loads actually impact the databases they touch, and why running queries from SSAS and a data warehouse are faster than running them from the OLTP application. This session won’t be so much a BI session on how to do BI tasks, but how those BI tasks function under to the hood of the core SQL Server engine.
See you at the summit.