PASS Summit Keynote Live Blog – Day 1

16 October, 2013 (07:15) | Live Blog, PASS, Professional Development, SQL | By: Mark V

Good morning from the PASS Summit! I will be live blogging the keynotes this year. The room is filling up with a few thousand of my closest friends.

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Mark V October 16, 20138:49 am

That wraps it up everyone. Thanks so much for following. Please follow tomorrow as well.

Mark V October 16, 20138:48 am

Clark: How will you push the boundaries? “What will YOU do?” #RaiseTheRoof #MayYouLiveInInterestingTimes

Mark V October 16, 20138:45 am

Go to http://www.facebook.com/microsoftbi for details on Power BI Contest

Mark V October 16, 20138:45 am

Announcing Power BI Contest. “Show us how YOU’RE are pushing new boundaries with Power BI” Winners get #passbac trip.

Mark V October 16, 20138:43 am

Kamal sporting his PASS Business Analytics Conference shirt. #PASSBAC

Mark V October 16, 20138:41 am

Q&A understands and chooses the best visualization for your query result. A query you didn’t even have to write.

Mark V October 16, 20138:40 am

Q&A takes the “Right default by default” nature of Power View all the way home. AWESOME!

Mark V October 16, 20138:39 am

Here comes Q&A for real, folks. It’s like Siri for SQL Server. http://markvsql.com/2012/04/surprise-sql-server-2012-feature-its-like-siri-for-sql-server/

Mark V October 16, 20138:38 am

Thank you, HTML 5.

Mark V October 16, 20138:37 am

Kamal doing mobile BI demo on a new Surface 2. Now demoing same on a “fruity device” and then an “android thingy”

Mark V October 16, 20138:36 am

SO easy to share the results of analysis. From Q and & to Show & Tell in your organization.

Mark V October 16, 20138:34 am

Merging data from different sources with a few clicks. Power to the people, indeed. Exciting stuff right there.

Mark V October 16, 20138:33 am

Here comes Power Query, YO! Find your answer without needing to know WHERE your answer is. #PowerBI #BILuvin

Mark V October 16, 20138:31 am

IN just a few click Kamal transformed HDInsight data via JSON and into a workable data set of columns and rows. #PowerIB

Mark V October 16, 20138:30 am

Kamal showing demo of Power BI analyzing Skype data in Excel. Fake data but similar scale, etc. #MicrosoftCaresAboutPrivacy

Mark V October 16, 20138:29 am

Kamal Hathi taking the stage! He has led the BI strategy for Microsoft for years. #ListenUpYO

Mark V October 16, 20138:28 am

Power BI can allow everyone to answer their questions with the power of the information put together to power the Enterprise. #Power

Mark V October 16, 20138:26 am

Microsoft: We want to inform BILLIONS! #PowerToThePeople

Mark V October 16, 20138:25 am

Pushing Boundaries: Real-Time Insights for Everyone! #DemocratizationOfData

Mark V October 16, 20138:24 am

“If both citizens and civil servants use the same information, we can grow together” #Truth

Mark V October 16, 20138:20 am

The power of PDW can allow you to change how you think about your data. #PushingBoundariesFoSho

Mark V October 16, 20138:19 am

PDW, PolyBase, allowing insights never before possible by allowing all your data to converge in one place.

Mark V October 16, 20138:16 am

Pushing Boundaries: Query ALL Data #QueryAllTheThings

Mark V October 16, 20138:14 am

Clark: Azure SQL Database is at a “staggering” scale across the planet.

Mark V October 16, 20138:13 am

Pushing Boundaries: Redefining MISSION CRITICAL in the cloud.

Mark V October 16, 20138:12 am

Clark: You can start thinking of Azure storage as “infinite storage” provided by Microsoft.

Mark V October 16, 20138:11 am

Demo includes showing how you CAN keep compute local and store data in the cloud. #TestTestTest

Mark V October 16, 20138:09 am

Microsoft providing NEW functionality for older versions of their products. #LoveIt

Mark V October 16, 20138:08 am

Free download of tool to backup SQL 2005+ to Azure AND include encryption and compression. Backups then JUST WORK.

Mark V October 16, 20138:06 am

Managed Backup is configurable for your needs. Built on a need Microsoft had to better manage storage in Azure. #Sharing

Mark V October 16, 20138:05 am

New feature: “Managed Backup” SQL 2014 will detect change and can determine when a database needs to be backed up.

Mark V October 16, 20138:04 am

AES 128 encryption support for all backups in SQL 2014

Mark V October 16, 20138:03 am

“Backup to Azure” is baked in to SQL 2014.

Mark V October 16, 20138:00 am

Pushing Boundaries: Operations – Availability and Recovery

Mark V October 16, 20137:57 am

It’s BUILT IN TO SQL. Use it in existing apps. No new hardware.

Mark V October 16, 20137:57 am

Hotlist update takes 26 minutes to run. Convert to update-able CLUSTERED ColumnStore. NOW: < minute. 61X improvement.

Mark V October 16, 20137:55 am

Tracy: “It’s Wicked Fast”

Mark V October 16, 20137:55 am

HUGE performance gain without doing anything with hardware. BAM!

Mark V October 16, 20137:54 am

6 seconds to get purchase recommendations. 4 to buy product. 10X improvement when converting table to MEMORY_OPTIMIZED = ON

Mark V October 16, 20137:53 am

Yay for ZoomIt!

Mark V October 16, 20137:52 am

DEMO!

Mark V October 16, 20137:51 am

Tracy Daugherty (Program Manager for SQL 2014) taking the stage.

Mark V October 16, 20137:50 am

Clark: By building our work INTO our products instead of SEPARATE products, we can enable everyone.

Mark V October 16, 20137:49 am

SQL 2014 takes all the column-store work of that past few years and pushes it forward. #LeadingThePack

Mark V October 16, 20137:48 am

Pushing Boundaries: How do you enable information workers to get ALL the information they need?

Mark V October 16, 20137:47 am

SQL 2014: Get it. Learn it. Win.

Mark V October 16, 20137:47 am

Should be available for download TODAY.

Mark V October 16, 20137:46 am

Final, production-ready CTP of SQL 2014. Sweet!

Mark V October 16, 20137:46 am

Announcing SQL Server 2014 is in CTP2!

Mark V October 16, 20137:44 am

Today’s keynote will be about technologies already available or coming really soon.

Mark V October 16, 20137:43 am

Cloud solutions are allowing you to transcend the boundaries of On-Premise.

Mark V October 16, 20137:42 am

Online purchasing allows you to transcend the boundaries of Brick and Mortar.

Mark V October 16, 20137:39 am

Clark: “Coming back to PASS is like coming back to family.” #TrueStory #SQLFamily

Mark V October 16, 20137:39 am

Keynote Title: “Pushing the Boundaries”

Mark V October 16, 20137:38 am

Quentin Clark, Corp VP at Microsoft in Data Platform Group, taking the stage!

Mark V October 16, 20137:36 am

PLEASE fill out your session evaluations! It leads to better sessions for all.

Mark V October 16, 20137:35 am

Don’t miss out on SQL Server Clinic, PASS Community Zone, Chapter Luncheon today… SO MUCH TO DO!

Mark V October 16, 20137:35 am

HUGE thanks to Microsoft, Dell, and Cisco for sponsorship of #Summit13!

Mark V October 16, 20137:34 am

PASS added a myVolunteering section to all PASS profiles. Please fill yours out! :)

Mark V October 16, 20137:33 am

Outstanding Volunteers are awesome!!!! And too many to list. :)

Mark V October 16, 20137:31 am

PASS PASSion award Honorable Mention = Ryan Adams. Congrats!

Mark V October 16, 20137:30 am

PASS PASSion Award Winner = Amy Lewis!

Mark V October 16, 20137:29 am

SQL Saturday #111 Atlanta was largest one ever: Over 500 attendees!

Mark V October 16, 20137:28 am

Power BI demo following the growth of SQL Saturday using the awesome Power Map. Go BI!

Mark V October 16, 20137:27 am

PASS delivered over 700K hours of training in the past fiscal year. Yikes. Dig it.

Mark V October 16, 20137:26 am

PASS Board Q&A on Friday at 12:30 in Ballroom C. Stop by and ask your questions.

Mark V October 16, 20137:24 am

PASS President Bill Graziano taking the stage.

Mark V October 16, 20137:24 am

NASCAR == The Physical implementation of query tuning? Perhaps. At those speeds, little things make a big difference.

Mark V October 16, 20137:21 am

HUGE Thanks everyone that works so hard to make #Summit13 possible.

Mark V October 16, 20137:20 am

Here we go. Connect. Share Learn. GO.

Mark V October 16, 20137:18 am

Please follow the #Summit13 hash tag on Twitter to follow my live blog and the other bloggers.

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