The training day i attended is a post on it's own, but I'll list the Friday and Saturday sessions I attended here. I'm not going to review sessions individually, as
- i don't have time
- taste is subjective
- the internet is full enough of opinions
- others will do a better job
- the videos will end up on sqlbits.com and you can review them yourself.
Friday 1st October
SSIS Dataflow Performance Tuning
TSQL Techniques - How and Why to tune a routine
Common Analysis Services mistakes and how to avoid them
The Developer Side of the Microsoft Business Stack
Saturday 2nd October
Designing and Tuning High Speed Data Loading
SQL Server Storage - 1,000GB level
Monitoring and Tuning Parallel Query Execution - Part II
Alice's Adventures in Reporting Services
SSIS Field Notes
The content was great and I was once again left with wanting to try everything out. This was followed by the grim realisation that my projects would not allow me to. In the breaks and evenings it was fun to finally meet some of the bloggers and sql tweeps i've been following.
Notable mentions go to Gavin Payne (blog | twitter) , Jonathan Allen (blog | twitter) , John Sansom (blog | twitter) , Mark Blakey (blog | twitter) , Phil Nolan (blog | twitter) , Rachel Clements (blog | twitter) and a very modest bloke (and SSIS legend) Jamie Thomson (blog | twitter).
Update : 04 November 2010 -
I'm linking the best of the SQLBits 7 posts.
These people have reviewed their SQLBits experiences properly...
Ashley Burton - SQLBits 7 Friday Rundown , SQLBits 7 Saturday Rundown
Jonathan Kehayias - SQLBits 7 Wrap Up
Jonathan Allen - SQLBits 7 - The Disappointment (food for thought - the cost of those that failed to turn up)
Niall Best - SQLBits 7
Richard Back - SQLBits 7 Conference Report