Microsoft introduced a new backup support back in SQL 2016 when the data files are in Azure Storage Accounts. It was yet another cloud native feature in SQL. After 6 years it has finally made its way to on-prem storage. In this session we will deep dive in the snapshot backup option, target to large volume databases.


With over 35 years in the computing arena, Armando has been focused on data platform solutions around Microsoft Azure and helped many companies to migrate their systems to the cloud.

Armando has a passion for teaching and community engagement and has been certified as a Microsoft Trainer for over 25 years. He has been involved in presenting and helping other professionals better use and take advantage of Microsoft’s data solutions.

Achieving his first Microsoft certification in 1996 as a Visual Basic 4.0 developer he was introduced to SQL Server 6.5 and 7.0 in 1998 and decided to focus his career on Microsoft’s data platform. He has been certified in every release of the SQL product ecosystem for the past 20 years.