12. June 2020 - 11:30 till 19:30
Loyola Marymount University, Main Campus, Los Angeles
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Hands-on, scenario-driven workshop on AzureSQL (AzureSQL Database and AzureSQL Managed Instance) by Anna Hoffman, Buck Woody, and Bob Ward | Friday, 12. June 2020

Hands-on, scenario-driven workshop on AzureSQL (AzureSQL Database and AzureSQL Managed Instance) by Anna Hoffman, Buck Woody, and Bob Ward (a.k.a. the ABBA Team)


In this one day, hands-on, scenario-driven workshop, members of the SQL engineering team will help you translate your existing SQL Server expertise to Azure SQL including Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL managed instance. At the end of the day, you should have a foundational knowledge of what to use when, as well as how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot the “meat and potatoes” of SQL Server in Azure: security, performance, and availability. You will learn about not only the “what”, but also the “how” and the “why”. You’ll also walk away with resources and tools so you can go as deep as your scenario requires.

After the workshop, you should be able to…

Determine which Azure SQL deployment option (virtual machines, single databases, serverless databases, elastic pools of databases, hyperscale databases, and managed instances) and service tier should be used for scenarios that meet the needs of your application.

Deploy, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot security, performance, and availability scenarios in Azure SQL using both familiar and new tools and techniques.

Harness the “power of the cloud” including automation and intelligent capabilities of Azure SQL.

Translate your existing SQL Server expertise to Azure SQL expertise.

Level: 200-300

Audience: Experienced SQL Server professionals

This day will be extremely interactive and the engineering team always provide details on “how it works”. All attendees are required to bring their own laptop which at minimum can connect to a Virtual Machine with a Remote Desktop application. At the end of the day you will walk away with all the materials, code, slides, and demos for future use.


About Speakers


Anna Hoffman, Data and Applied Scientist on the Azure Data (SQL) product team @ Microsoft

In her time at Microsoft, Anna has worked in Microsoft Consulting Services, AI Engineering, and now SQL Engineering. She spends most of her time working on Azure SQL and participating in the community to democratize intelligence over all your data, from ground to cloud. You can follow her on Twitter at @AnalyticAnna.


Buck Woody, Data Science Team @ Microsoft

Born helpless, naked and unable to provide for himself, Buck Woody overcame these amazing handicaps to become a software developer, data professional, teacher, and a productive invertebrate member of society.


Bob Ward, Principal Architect for the Azure Data SQL Server team @ Microsoft

Bob has worked for Microsoft for 26+ years on every version of SQL Server shipped from OS/2 1.1 to SQL Server 2019 including Azure SQL. Bob is a well-known speaker on SQL Server, often presenting talks on new releases, internals, and performance at events such as PASS Summit, Red Hat Summit, Microsoft Ready, SQLBits, SQLIntersection, Microsoft Inspire, and Microsoft Ignite. You can follow him at @bobwardms or linkedin.com/in/bobwardms. Bob is the author of the books Pro SQL Server on Linux and SQL Server 2019 Revealed available from Apress Media. Twitter: http://twitter.com/bobwardms.


The event includes Coffee, Lunch and Afternoon Snacks & Refreshments. This event does NOT include parking fee of $15.


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