You’ve been responsible for getting your SQL Server fast, keeping it fast, and making it highly available.

In this session, join Bob Ward, Principal Architect and Anna Hoffman, Data and Applied Scientist both from the Microsoft Azure Data team to learn about the choices you make in Azure SQL and how they affect your performance and availability. We will dive deep where needed and provide some great demos to help you learn Azure SQL. We’ll also show you how you can translate your existing SQL Server skills and apply them to Azure SQL.


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.