In this session I attempt the impossible: do a deep dive across the investments in SQL Server 2017 in 75 minutes! Come learn about the support for multiple operating systems and containers, what is new in the Database Engine, how Python is now integrated into SQL Server, and much more. Oh and I’ll have one or two cool demos to make this real.


Bob Ward, Principal Architect Microsoft

Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Azure Data SQL Server team, which owns the development for all SQL Server versions. 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 Bob is the author of the books Pro SQL Server on Linux and SQL Server 2019 Revealed available from Apress Media.