Next week I and Alberto Ferrari will be in Seattle at PASS Summit 2012. You can meet us at our sessions, at a book signing and hopefully watching some other session during the conference. Here are our appointments:

  • Thursday, November 08, 2012, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM – Alberto Ferrari – Room 606-607
    Querying and Optimizing DAX (BIA-321-S)
    Do you want to learn how to write DAX queries and how to optimize them? Don’t miss this session!
  • Thursday, November 08, 2012, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Bookstore
    Book signing event at the Bookstore corner with Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo and Chris Webb
    Visit the bookstore and sign your copy of our Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model book.
  • Thursday, November 08, 2012, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM – Marco Russo – Room 611
    Near Real-Time Analytics with xVelocity (without DirectQuery) (BIA-312)
    What’s the latency you can tolerate for your data? Discover what is the limit in Tabular without using DirectQuery and learn how to optimize your data model and your queries for a near real-time analytical system. Not a trivial task, but more affordable than you might think.
  • Friday, November 09, 2012, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
    Parent-Child Hierarchies in Tabular (BIA-301)
    Multidimensional has a more advanced support for hierarchies than Tabular, but in reality you can do almost the same things by using data modeling, DAX functions and BIDS Helper!
  • Friday, November 09, 2012, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM – Marco Russo – Room 612
    Inside DAX Query Plans (BIA-403)
    Discover the query plan for your DAX query and learn how to read it and how to optimize a DAX query by using these information.

If you meet us at the conference, stop us and say hello: it’s always nice to know our readers!