As you complete the abstract submission process, you may run across some terms that are not familiar to you. Be sure you read through the following terms, and their meanings, before you complete your submissions.
The 2010 PASS Summit offers three types of speaking opportunities:
- Regular sessions (75 minutes). These may be submitted by anyone.
- Chalk Talk sessions (40 minutes). These may be submitted by anyone.
- Customer Insider Session. Invitation-only NDA Sessions. For use only by the Dev Teams.
Session Experience Levels
It is very important that your session content matches one of the following skill levels. The more accurate you are, the more successful your session will be.
- 100 Level (Novice): Assumes some knowledge of the concepts/features, but not necessarily coding skills; 1 year experience
- 200 Level (Intermediate): Assumes comfort with technical concepts and basic coding skills; 1-3 years experience
- 300 Level (Advanced): Assumes solid knowledge of technology, strong coding skills; 4-6 years experience
- 400 Level (Expert): Assumes advanced understanding of technology; 6+ years experience
- 500 Level (Advanced Expert): Assumes deep technical knowledge of the technology; 8+ years experience
SQL Server Core Topic Tracks
Be sure that your session abstracts fall into one of these categories.
- BI Platform Architecture, Development and Administration: Designed for BI architects, developers and administrators, this technical track focuses on BI infrastructure, administration, architecture and development on the Microsoft BI Platform. You will find deep technical content about Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Master Data Services, and SQL Server Reporting Services. Focus will be placed on best practices and lessons learned, upgrade and migration as well as upcoming technologies such as PowerPivot and Master Data Management. On Infrastructure and Administration, you will encounter topics such as installation, configuration, hardware, scale-up & scale-out, deployment, administration & management of BI features and security. Architecture and Development topics will range from BI/DW architecture, modeling, data integration, development and security implementation, and embedded BI.
- BI Information Delivery: Designed for BI architects, application developers as well as BI analysts, this track addresses the implementation and use of the front-end technologies that deliver BI to the end users and also technologies that will enable self-service BI. It will cover concepts and implementation, best-practices and lessons learnt through deep technical content and will include upcoming technologies to prepare organizations for the future. Specific technologies include SharePoint Server, PowerPivot, Report Builder, Excel and Excel Services, Visio and .NET. Topics will include scorecards, dashboards, and self-service BI.
- Database & Application Development: The primary audience for this track is developers and database administrators who are focused on building and supporting successful applications using SQL Server and related technologies. This track provides the in-depth knowledge from industry experts, as well as other developers who have successfully used the technologies to solve complex tasks and build real solutions. The track is designed to cover all aspects of SQL Server and related application development such as architectural design, coding, testing troubleshooting, data access methods, optimization etc.
- Enterprise Database Administration and Deployment: This track is for IT professionals who are faced with the new challenges of the ever-changing database environment and need to be prepared to work efficiently with other professionals involved in Enterprise Database System. This track addresses the diverse range of topics that DBA's face when working on the production database environment, as well as when interfacing with application integration, web integration, capacity planning, database warehousing and security.
- Professional Development: This track offers something for every professional DBA, whether they are an administrator, developer, or BI expert. It includes sessions to help further your career, including sessions on technical writing, speaking, project management, career advice, interviewing for a new job, making the move into management, among others.