In this session, we will cover the complete set of features and capabilities in SQL Server 2019. Want your queries to run faster with no application changes or watch your database recover in seconds? Need to connect to Oracle, CosmosDB, or Azure without moving data? Making a move to SQL Server 2019 could be the right choice for you.

SQL Server 2019 represents the next evolution of the leading database platform in the industry. “This is not your grandpa’s SQL Server” says Travis Wright. Whether it is Big Data Clusters with Hadoop and Spark, Java, Linux, Containers, or Kubernetes. Pedro Lopes says it still is “Your grandpa’s SQL Server” because of Intelligent Performance, Mission Critical Availability, and Security. Who is right? Come to this session and see for yourself.


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.