The Azure Data Team Gears Up for PASS Virtual Summit 2020
Published Oct 07 2020 12:14 PM 3,686 Views

This year’s PASS Summit has gone virtual and is taking place November 10-13. PASS Summit is the largest gathering of data professionals focused on the Microsoft platform, and this year, it will be more accessible than ever, giving attendees the opportunity to learn from data professionals around the world right from their very own home.

Not only will the Azure SQL/ SQL Server teams be delivering a pre-conference session and 25+ sessions, but there will also be opportunities to connect directly with the product groups through:

  • Microsoft Azure Data Clinic: Attendees will be able to access the virtual clinic booth to schedule 1:1 time with Microsoft engineers to get their questions answered.

  • Focus Groups: The week following PASS Summit (November 16 -20), attendees will be able to meet with the product teams to provide feedback on topics related to the technical roadmap for Microsoft data platforms, trends/drivers facing your organizations or industry, and priorities to move your business forward. To sign up for one of our focus groups, click here.

As a bonus – the first 1,500 registrants for PASS Summit will receive Bob Ward, Principal Architect on the Azure Data team, new eBook, Azure SQL Revealed: A Guide to the Cloud for SQL Server Professionals.

More details about the events are being updated directly on the PASS Summit website but in the meantime, you can start planning which Azure Data sessions you would like to attend with my quick session reference list below:

Speakers Title Date Time (EST)
Bob Ward, Anna Hoffman The Azure SQL Workshop* 11/10/20 10:00 AM
Buck Woody SQL Server Big Data Clusters Architecture 11/11/20 8:00 AM
Bob Ward, Denzil Ribeiro Inside Azure SQL Database Hyperscale 11/11/20 8:00 AM
Tejas Shah, Amit Khandelwal Deployment, High Availability and Performance guidance for SQL Server on Linux in Azure IaaS ecosyst... 11/11/20 8:00 AM
Davide Mauri, Silvano Coriani Azure SQL is the best choice for building back-end REST API: discuss! 11/11/20 10:30 AM
Mukesh Kumar, Raj Pochiraju Database modernization best practices and lessons learned through customer engagements  11/11/20 10:30 AM
Raj Pochiraju, Amit Banerjee Lift and shift your SQL Servers to Azure SQL Virtual Machines 11/11/20 2:00 PM
Vicky Harp, Ken Van Hyning What’s New in the SQL Server Tools?* 11/11/20 2:00 PM
Ajay Jagannathan, Anna Hoffman Azure SQL: What to use when and what's new 11/11/20 3:30 PM
Ron Matchoro, Rohit Nayak, Mirek Sztajno, Jakub Szymaszek What’s New in Security & Networking for Azure SQL 11/11/20 3:30 PM
Bob Ward Inside Waits, Latches, and Spinlocks Returns* 11/12/20 8:00 AM
Vin Yu, Amit Khandelwal SQL Server Containers in Action 11/12/20 8:00 AM
Pedro Lopes, Joe Sack Azure SQL: Path to an Intelligent Database 11/12/20 10:30 AM
Sanjay Mishra, Abdul Sathar Sait Elevation to the cloud – How our customers are using Azure SQL 11/12/20 10:30 AM
Michelle Wallig The future of ML services on hybrid 11/12/20 2:00 PM
Morgan Oslake Maximize performance for less cost using Azure SQL Database serverless 11/12/20 2:00 PM
Kevin Farlee HA/DR in SQL Server, Putting the puzzle pieces together and planning for the future 11/12/20 3:30 PM
Umachandar Jayachandran Taking your data hybrid with Azure Arc enabled data services 11/12/20

3:30 PM

James Rowland-Jones Big Data Clusters First Birthday 11/12/20

3:30 PM

Borko Novakovic, Srdan Bozovic Modernize your SQL applications with the recently enhanced version of Azure SQL Managed Instance  11/13/20 8:00 AM
Buck Woody Machine Learning with SQL Server - From the Edge to the Cloud 11/13/20 8:00 AM
Pam Lahoud, David Pless Best Practices for deployment of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines  11/13/20 10:30 AM
Anna Hoffman, Alain Dormehl, Emily Lisa Azure SQL Built-in High Availability 11/13/20 2:00 PM
Pedro Lopes, Pam Lahoud Practical Guidance to Make Your Tier-1 SQL Server Roar* 11/13/20 2:00 PM
Vasiya Krishnan Extend SQL applications to the edge with Azure SQL Edge  11/13/20 2:00 PM
Raj Pochiraju, Mukesh Kumar App Modernization and Migration from End to end, using data migration tools and Azure SQL 11/13/20 3:30 PM

(* indicates sessions are streamed live)


We’re looking forward to seeing you online!  Tweet us at @AzureSQL for sessions you are most excited about.

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