The (preliminary) SQLBits 9 conference agenda has been posted!

I’ll be presenting an SSIS session entitled “What’s New in SQL Server Denali” which covers most of what we showed at TechEd, as well as some of the integration with the other EIM products in Denali, Data Quality Services and Master Data Services.

I’ll also be presenting a full day deep dive session for the Training Day - SSIS Performance Design Patterns. Here’s the abstract once again:

Need a fast data integration solution, but don't have the time or budget for heavy performance tuning? By selecting the right design, 90% of SSIS customers will achieve their ETL performance goals with little to no performance tuning. This session will teach you how to pick that design! Targeted at intermediate to advanced SSIS users, Matt Masson - a developer on the SSIS team - will guide you through a series of proven SSIS design patterns, and teach you how to apply them to solve many common ETL problems. We’ll start off with an overview of the Data Flow internals, and review the SQLCAT team’s Top Ten Best Practices for achieving optimal performance. We’ll then dive into a series of design patterns, including Advanced Lookup Patterns, Parallel Processing, Avoiding Transactions, handling Late Arriving Facts and multiple ways to process Slowly Changing Dimensions. If you’re looking for ways to maximize your SSIS ROI, then you won’t want to miss this!

If you can’t make it to SQL Bits this time around, I’ll also be doing a full day of training at the PASS Summit (along with Andy Leonard and Tim Mitchell).