Meet us at SQLBits 2022 and level up as a data professional

It has been over two years since we have had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with our data community at a large event and we miss it. From hallway conversations to the energy that comes from solving problems and helping people understand complex concepts, we cannot wait to teach, meet and greet everyone. This is why we are excited to be the premium sponsor at this year’s SQLBits 2022, March 8 – 12, in-person in London and virtually.

As the lead sponsor, we will deliver content including the keynote, five full-day training days, and over fifty general sessions. With so many opportunities to educate, we are bringing the full Azure data team including folks from across the data platform, such as SQL Server, Azure SQL, Cosmos DB, Azure Purview, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Power BI.

Start the week with my team for two day-long training sessions where you will have a unique chance to work directly with Microsoft engineering:

The Hands-on Azure SQL Workshop on March 8 will help you translate your existing SQL Server skills to Azure SQL. Bring your laptop and get ready to learn hands-on. You will gain 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.

Migrate SQL Server to Azure on Wednesday, March 9 will help you migrate your SQL Server environments to Azure. In this session, the Microsoft engineering team will show you everything you need to know, including the tools and knowledge you need to make your migrations seamless, cost-efficient, and optimized for speed.

Other training sessions cover topics such as Azure SQL Database, Synapse Analytics, and Power BI.

All speaker proceeds from these sessions will be given back to a local charity.

The SQLBits event theme this year is Video Games—and in the “Level Up With Azure Data” keynote, Buck Woody has asked me to come talk about SQL Server 2022 and Azure Data. He assures me I will have help with some surprise guests so it should be interesting. It is always a fun keynote when Buck and I are on stage, and this year you really do not want to miss it!

You also have the opportunity to attend the Microsoft general sessions to learn about the entire Azure data platform.

Take a look at some of the learning available SQLBits 2022

Unified Data Governance with Azure PurviewGaurav Malhotra, Evangeline White
What’s New in Azure SQL MINiko Neugebauer
The fundamentals of building a lakehouse with SynapseLuke Moloney
SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machine ReimaginedPam Lahoud
Microsoft Database InnovationsAnna Hoffman
Azure Arc-Enabled Data ServicesJes Schultz, Buck Woody
Azure SQL Database customer success stories for IoT workloadsSilvano Coriani
Azure SQL availability and resiliencyEmily Lisa
Microsoft SQL Server 2022 Deep Dive (two parts)Pedro Lopes
Modernize your Oracle workloads to Azure DataAlexandra Ciortea
Empowering every individual with Power BIMohammad Ali, Patrick LeBlanc
AMA with the Microsoft Engineering team hosted by
Bob Ward
“Rockstars” of the engineering team

See all the opportunities to engage with Microsoft engineering by heading over to our blog on Microsoft Tech Community, Ready for SQLBits 2022. And don’t forget to stop by our booth, where you can get your questions answered by members of the Microsoft team.

SQLBits is a marathon of top-quality training from global specialists, with two days of full-day training sessions and three days of general sessions. As always with SQLBits, Saturday, March 12 is free to attend. Meet with community leaders sharing their real-world experience and Microsoft product teams providing deep insights into innovations that meet your needs.

Register today for SQLBits 2022

Join Microsoft at this hybrid event for the latest on the data platform and a chance to see whether Buck Woody or I have the best arcade game skills!

Register to attend, and we’ll see you there, in-person, or virtually!