Vote Now to Pick the April GroupBy Sessions

Heads up! Voting is now open – you get to pick the 10 sessions that will be the next GroupBy event.

Open one browser tab with the list of GroupBy abstracts, and then pick your favorites.

To vote, you have to log in – when you’re viewing this on our site, you can log in or create an account on the right hand side. Voting closes March 15 – good luck!

Update 2017/03/15 – voting is closed! Here’s the results. The top 10 sessions will be run in April. Pedro scored two sessions in the top 10, so we’re only taking the top-voted one, and then adding the 11th place session in as the final 10th.

Which 10 sessions do you want to see?

  • Hacking SQL Server by André Melancia (6%, 179 Votes)
  • Gems to help you troubleshoot query performance by Pedro Lopes (5%, 156 Votes)
  • How to Use Parameters Like a Pro and Boost Performance by Guy Glantser (5%, 142 Votes)
  • SQL Server 2016 Features for Performance Tuning Lovers by Matan Yungman (4%, 123 Votes)
  • Enhancements that will make your SQL database engine roar - 2016 SP1 Edition by Pedro Lopes (4%, 116 Votes)
  • Crash Course on Better SQL Development by Vladimir Olselsky (4%, 116 Votes)
  • Worst Practices & Less Known Limitations for Columnstore Indexes by Niko Neugebauer (4%, 115 Votes)
  • SAN Primer for the DBA by Doug Bernhardt (4%, 114 Votes)
  • Azure SQL Databases: A Guided Tour by Mike Walsh (4%, 110 Votes)
  • Bringing DevOps to the Database by Steve Jones (4%, 100 Votes)
  • Introducing the SQL Server 2016 Query Store by Enrico van de Laar (4%, 100 Votes)
  • In-Memory Tables with Natively Compiled T-SQL: Blazing Speed for OLTP and More by Andrew Novick (3%, 86 Votes)
  • Keeping Up with Technology: Drinking from the Firehose by Eugene Meidinger (3%, 85 Votes)
  • So You Want to Be a Data Scientist? by Dave Wentzel (3%, 81 Votes)
  • Green is good, Red is bad - Turning your Checklists into Pester Tests by Rob Sewell (3%, 80 Votes)
  • SQL Server and Continuous Integration by James Anderson (3%, 76 Votes)
  • Architecture and Customer Case Studies with In-Memory OLTP by Jos de Brujin (3%, 74 Votes)
  • Linux OS Fundamentals for the SQL Admin by Anthony Nocentino (3%, 72 Votes)
  • Optimizing your SQL Server for Azure VMs by Parikshit Savjani (2%, 66 Votes)
  • Successful production deployments with columnstore index in SQL Server 2016 by Sunil Agarwal (2%, 63 Votes)
  • Power BI for the C-level Suite by Jen Stirrup (2%, 58 Votes)
  • Alleviating database consolidation pains by Alexander Arvidsson (2%, 56 Votes)
  • Operational Validation of SQL Server at scale with PowerShell and Jenkins by Cody Konior (2%, 56 Votes)
  • SQLDockit - SQL inventory and best practices on steroids by Frane Borozan (2%, 54 Votes)
  • Save Time and Improve SSIS Quality with Biml by Andy Leonard (2%, 53 Votes)
  • NoSQL Server: JSON superpowers! by Davide Mauri (2%, 51 Votes)
  • T-SQL for Beginners by Andrea Allred (2%, 51 Votes)
  • SQL R Services: Start Working WITH Your Data Scientists by Dave Wentzel (2%, 50 Votes)
  • Measuring the Overhead of the Query Store by Jason Hall (2%, 48 Votes)
  • Level Up Your Biml: Best Practices and Coding Techniques by Cathrine Wilhelmsen (2%, 44 Votes)
  • Apache Zeppelin and SQL Server: two best friends by Davide Mauri (1%, 42 Votes)
  • Dapper: the microORM that will change your life by Davide Mauri (1%, 41 Votes)
  • An (Advanced) Introduction to DAX by Eugene Meidinger (1%, 39 Votes)
  • Get Spatial With It by Michael Henderson (1%, 33 Votes)
  • (Withdrawn) (1%, 31 Votes)
  • TFS Database backups/restore by Uche Okoye (1%, 30 Votes)
  • Analysis Services Development with Biml Studio by Reeves Smith (1%, 29 Votes)
  • Make your R script production-ready with SQL Server R Services by Neillie Gustafsson (1%, 27 Votes)

Total Voters: 327

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