Roll with us at SQLBits 2023!
Published Jan 19 2023 11:42 AM 1,768 Views

SQLBits, the largest data platform conference in Europe, is in Newport, Wales this year as a hybrid event from March 14 to March 18 with two days of full-day training sessions and three days of general sessions.  Saturday is a community day and is free for all to attend!  And in case the title of this blog wasn't enough of a hint, SQL Bits always has a fun conference theme and this year it’s Dungeons and Dragons!


Microsoft is the headline sponsor, delivering 4 full-day workshops (including a hands-on SQL Server 2022 workshop), along with 40+ sessions, keynote, booth, and much more! We’ll even have a Community Corner at the conference where attendees can stop by and “Meet the Product Group.”


We’ll be covering several data solutions areas, including SQL Server, Azure SQL, Azure Arc, Microsoft Purview, Cosmos DB, Power BI, Synapse, and more. Whether you attend a session, training day, booth, etc. we want you, as users of our products, to come connect with us, the folks that actually build these products.


Start planning which sessions you'll be attending with our quick reference guide:


Session Title Speaker Date/Time (GMT)
A day with SQL Managed Instance Niko Neugebauer, Dani Ljepava, Zoran Rilak, Sasa Popovic March 14: 9:00am-5:00pm
Azure SQL and SQL Server for Developers - Immersion Workshop Davide Mauri, Bob Ward, Silvano Coriani, Muazma Zahid March 14: 9:00am-5:00pm
The SQL Server 2022 Workshop Bob Ward, Buck Woody, Marisa Mathews March 15: 9:00am-5:00pm
PowerBI + Synapse: Leverage the best of both for scale Adam Saxton, Patrick LeBlanc March 15: 9:00am-5:00pm
Opening Keynote Asad Khan, Sanjay Mishra, Buck Woody, Bob Ward March 16: 8:55am-9:55am
No no storage limits, just reach for the sky, with data virtualization in SQL MI Sasa Popovic March 16: 10:10am-11:00am
Everything you always wanted to know about HA/DR for SQL Server on Azure VMs but were afraid to ask Aditya Badramraju March 16: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Debugging SQL Server Bob Ward March 16: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Next Level Scalability on SQL Server 2022 Ajay Jagannathan, David Pless March 16: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Build & scale applications with Azure SQL Hyperscale Denzil Ribeiro March 16: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Azure SQL MI End-to-end Demo Party for DBAs and Devs Dani Ljepava March 16: 1:40pm-2:00pm
Microsoft Defender for SQL: Advanced Threat Protection Rie Merritt March 16: 1:40pm-2:00pm
Arc, Arc and Arc: De-mystifying Azure Arc for Data Buck Woody March 16:  2:10pm-3:00pm
The Path to Success with Power BI: Best Practices Adam Saxton March 16:  2:10pm-3:00pm
The 10 things every developer must absolutely know about Azure SQL Davide Mauri March 16:  2:10pm-3:00pm
Synapse Q&A with PG Mark Pryce-Maher, Luke Moloney, Stign Wynants, Pawel Potasinski, Filip Popovic March 16:  2:10pm-3:00pm
Query Store Best Practices Erin Stellato March 16: 2:10pm-3:00pm
Connecting the dots of Azure SQL DevOps Muazma Zahid March 16: 3:20pm-4:10pm
It keeps getting easier to move Oracle and Open Source workloads to Azure David Levy March 16: 3:20pm-4:10pm
An in-depth review of the latest advancements in authentication for Azure SQL and SQL Server 2022 Jakub Szymaszek March 16: 3:20pm-4:10pm
Why is Batch Mode Fast? Conor Cunningham March 16: 3:20pm-4:10pm
Secure networking with Azure and Azure SQL Managed Instance Zoran Rilak, Niko Neugebauer March 16: 4:50pm-5:40pm
Extend Azure capabilities anywhere with Azure Arc enabled SQL Server Dinakar Nethi March 16: 4:50pm-5:40pm
Get PaaS like benefits outside of Azure with Azure Arc enabled SQL Managed Instance Dinakar Nethi March 17: 9:00am-9:50am
Power BI + Azure Synapse Analytics. All you need to start creating a unified analytics solution Pawel Potasinski March 17: 9:00am-9:50am
Query Store:  A Retrospective  Conor Cunningham March 17: 9:00am-9:50am
Analytics in SQL Server and Azure SQL Database Chuck Heinzelman, Ajay Jagannathan March 17: 10:10am-11:00am
The SQL Leadership Panel Bob Ward, Asad Khan, Sanjay Mishra,  Muazma Zahid, Erin Stellato, Niko Neugebauer March 17: 10:10am-11:00am
There and back again: SQL Server 2022 <-> Managed Instance Dani Ljepava March 17: 11:30am-11:50am
From the Classroom to the Boardroom – Azure SQL DB through Demos Sanjay Mishra, Silvano Coriani March 17: 12:00pm-12:50pm
The Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform Buck Woody March 17: 12:00pm-12:50pm
SQL Server 2022 and the Wheel of Power Bob Ward March 17: 12:00pm-12:50pm
SQL Migrations to Azure Made Easy David Levy March 17: 1:40pm-2:30pm
Protecting the confidentiality and integrity of your high value data with Azure SQL and SQL Server 2022  Jakub Szymaszek March 17: 1:40pm-2:30pm
BI Power Hour Chris Webb March 17: 1:40pm-2:30pm
From Your Couch to the Cloud: When and Why to Choose the Azure Portal  Erin Stellato March 17: 1:40pm-2:30pm
The Power BI Engine in 20 minutes Kasper de Jonge March 17: 2:50pm-3:10pm
Building Distributed OLTP with Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL Charles Feddersen March 17: 3:20pm-4:10pm
Azure Data Studio and the Surprises Inside Erin Stellato March 17: 3:20pm-4:10pm
Maximize the business value of data with Microsoft Purview Data Governance Gaurav Malhotra March 17: 3:20pm-4:10pm
Azure SQL Managed Instance Roadmap Niko Neugebauer March 17: 3:20pm-4:10pm
What's New and Cool in Azure Synapse Analytics Pawel Potasinski March 17: 3:20pm-4:10pm
Understanding Maintenance in Azure SQL Rie Merritt March 17: 4:20pm-4:40pm
Microsoft Purview Data Governance: Updates & Roadmap Gaurav Malhotra March 17: 4:50pm-5:40pm
SQL Server 2022 - the most Azure-enabled SQL Server yet Ajay Jagannathan, Chuck Heinzelman March 17: 4:50pm-5:40pm
Next Level Availability on SQL Server 2022 David Pless March 17: 4:50pm-5:40pm
The Ultimate Freedom of Movement with SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL Managed Instance Dani Ljepava March 17: 4:50pm-5:40pm
Building Multi-language Reports in Power BI Ted Pattison March 18: 9:00am-9:50am
Built-in Intelligence with Azure SQL and SQL Server 2022 David Pless March 18: 9:00am-9:50am
SQL Server 2022 hidden gems Bob Ward March 18: 10:10am-11:00am
The Power BI secret sauce: Security and governance Kasper de Jonge March 18: 10:10am-11:00am
Parameter Sensitive Plan Optimization in SQL 2022 ... As Cool as it Sounds? Erin Stellato, Hugo Kornelis March 18: 10:10am-11:00am
Azure Data Explorer - a Torch in the Dungeon of Observational Analytics Pawel Potasinski March 18: 10:10am-11:00am
Query folding in Power Query Chris Webb March 18: 11:30am-11:50am
Women in Tech Talk: Lifting as We Climb Rie Merritt March 18: 2:10pm-3:00pm
SQL Server on Azure VM - Configuring for price-performance Aditya Badramraju March 18: 2:10pm-3:00pm
Power BI + Azure Synapse Analytics: Beginning your journey Patrick LeBlanc March 18: 2:10pm-3:00pm
My application is fully concurrent and async. What about the database? Davide Mauri March 18: 2:10pm-3:00pm
Troubleshooting Power BI Reports Benni De Jagere March 18: 3:30pm-4:20pm
Multi-tenant SaaS apps made simple on Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL Adam Wolk, Alicja Kucharczyk March 18: 4:00pm-4:50pm


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