One of the last technical challenges of cloud adoption is right security configuration. This session focuses on Azure Sql PaaS, covers governance, risk management and compliance and provides 8-step process for securing public cloud.
This session will take a look at better Unicode support, query processing improvements for row store tables, secure enclaves, and other neat things you'll find useful as a modern database administrator or developer.
A walk-through on what is possible analyzing your data with the "R" language.
Managed Instances can make your cloud migrations simpler, but have their own nuances. Learn about what you need to know to manage this new platform.
Learn in 75 Minutes what Batch Execution Mode is, when & how it will affect your workloads (in upcoming SQL Server 2019 & Azure SQLDB) on the traditional Rowstore Indexes.
Look inside Query Store to see what it does and how it works
This session presents how to migrate, replicate, and synchronize data between SQL Server, SQL VM, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, across on-premises, Microsoft Azure, and other cloud platforms to build a real hybrid data platform. We introduce our current technology choices, deep dive in customer scenarios, and use cases, and share product roadmap.
Paginated reports (SSRS), are available in both on-premises and cloud-based solutions. Join this session to experience the journey of SSRS and how to create and deploy reports across all the different products available in the Microsoft Ecosystem.
The dbatools module now has over 400 commands you can work with. How do you know where to start and which ones you can use in your day-to-day work?
This session focuses on the deeper integration of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) in Azure Data Factory (ADF) and the broad extensibility of Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime (IR).
In this hour long session we will attempt to include lots of advice and guidance on how to develop code that will easily get approved by your DBA prior to release to production.
If you've been using Extended Events the same way you used to use Trace, you might be wondering if there's more to it. There is! In this session we will explore what else you can do with XE besides capture long-running queries.
SQL Server provides a wealth of tools in the box to help you spot troublesome queries. We'll explore those and examine how they can best be used.
SQL Server 2019 includes new query processing features such as batch mode on rowstore, memory grant feedback, approximate query processing, and more. How do these work? Are they as good as Microsoft wants us to believe?
The session will uncover the In-Memory OLTP architecture, the concerns about data durability and database startup and recovery as well as some important consideration on Management of in-memory objects.
Indexing presents daunting challenges for even the most seasoned professionals, it offers countless options to choose from. With a little help you’ll see how to simplify indexing in your environment & improve the overall performance of your apps
Come learn all the new capabilities of SQL Server 2019 directly from the Microsoft engineering team. This session will provide the strategy behind SQL Server 2019 as well as a deep dive into all the new features and how they can help you modernize your data estate with SQL Server.
SQL Server 2019 expands on the Polybase feature from SQL Server 2019 by providing a robust data virtualization solution to reduce the need for ETL and data movement. Come learn how new data connectors work with sources like Oracle, MongoDB, CosmosDB, Terradata, and HDFS.
Containers are the new virtual machines. They present a new way to deploy, manage, and run SQL Server never possible before. This session will present an internal view of how Docker containers work, how SQL Server runs in them, and how they work in environments such as Kubernetes
With SQL 2017 we entered a brave new world with cross-platform SQL Server, and with the new Azure Data Studio, we now have the tools to go with it. In this demo-packed session, learn about the newest tool for SQL Server for Windows, MacOS, and Linux, and how you can use it and extend it for your own needs. Be one of the first to see the new Notebooks feature for SQL Server, which brings the power of Jupyter notebooks to your SQL Server workflow.
The new SQL Server tool designed to help manage your estate
We are now giving you the opportunity to securely execute Java code in SQL Server using the new 3rd party extensibility framework. Come to this session to learn how you can execute Java code in SQL Server on both Windows and Linux. This sessions will also cover the 3rd party extensibility architecture we are launching soon, which will enable the SQL Server community to build their own language extensions!
Every new release of SQL Server brings a whole load of new features that an administrator can add to their arsenal of efficiency. SQL Server 2017 / 2019 has introduced many new features.
Everyone that has been involved in Software Development can notice how huge the impact of a bug can be, and Databases are not the exception. In this session, you will learn how to test your SQL Server projects using Visual Studio and SQLUnitTesting.
In this session, you'll learn about the various prebuilt AI/ML models that are available for your consumption through Microsoft's Cognitive Services. Additionally, you'll see examples of how these prebuilt services can be leveraged with SQL Server 2019.
A chance for speakers new and seasoned to take the stage for 5 minutes and effuse about something/anything in SQL Server they love.
In this session, you will learn about the architectural details of Managed Instance, the available features, and the best ways to configure it and migrate your databases to Managed Instance.
SQL Server 2008/R2 is soon reaching end of support. We'll take a look at the migration life cycle and show you how easy it is to migrate SQL Server instances to Azure with near-zero downtime by using the Azure Database Migration Service and related tools. We'll also give you a deep dive how to perform scale migrations using our CLI components
Upgrades should be approached with the same rigor and processes as a full software or hardware project – a solid methodology is required for success. Microsoft provides you with all the tools you need to achieve a seamless, reliable upgrade experience. In this session we demonstrate some of the free tools that Microsoft provides in order to ensure your SQL Server upgrade is a success.
Join this session to learn how managing performance is even more critical with Azure SQL DB. Learn what key performance indicators are most applicable, what auto-tuning really means and get some tools to help you identify and fix issues.
This session covers situations where the SQL Server query optimizer does not rely on index order and provides tips and tricks to solve those.
This session will cover how to work around hardware issues when it isn’t in the budget for newer, faster, stronger, better hardware. Learn tips and tricks on how to reduce IO,relieve memory pressure, and reduce blocking.
Automatic Plan Correction is a feature you can use whether you're a pro at performance tuning or just starting with SQL Server. Come to this session to learn how to spend less time fighting fires with this new feature.
The in-memory OLTP engine has been around since version 2014 of the database engine, do you need to be a SaaS provider processing billions of transactions a day to use this ?, the short answer is absolutely not and this session will show you why.
This demo-oriented session will show many examples where database professionals were dumbfounded by their own mistakes, and could even bring back memories of your own early DBA days.
Are you curious about Azure Cosmos DB? This is the session for you! Join us to find out what it is, how it compares to other database platforms, and what all the hype is about!
This quick vendor session demonstrates the spectrum of SentryOne's best-of-breed products for the Microsoft Data Platform, from Task Factory, to Plan Explorer, to DOC xPress, to the SentryOne monitoring platform, and beyond.
Join me for this session as I demo how disaster recovery can be greatly simplified using PowerShell.
To build analytical models, we need to start by extracting, transforming, cleaning, preparing and loading the data. This session analyzes a set of scenarios that may happen during the ETL step using the Power Query in Power BI.
In this session Buck Woody explains how Microsoft has implemented the SQL Server 2019 relational database engine in a big data cluster leverages an elastically scalable storage layer that integrates SQL Server and HDFS to scale to petabytes of data storage. You’ll see the three ways you can interact with massive amounts of data: Data Virtualization, Data Marts, and working with a complete Kubernetes Cluster in SQL Server. You’ll also learn common use case scenarios that leverage big data and the SQL server 2019 Big Data Cluster on-premises, in the cloud, and in a hybrid architecture.
Why do you need anything more than SQL Server? We will discuss what factors influence platform choices, such as data and processing scaling and open source tool chains that include Hive and Spark.  This session will include a quick overview of HDInsight and some of the tools that SQL Developers can use to interact with it, as well as some best practices and gotchas. There will be a short demo on some of the tool choices.
The Microsoft SQL Server leadership team present an interactive Q&A session
Running SQL Server in containers has huge benefits for Data Platform professionals but there are challenges to running SQL Server in stand alone containers. This session will cover what those challenges are and how Kubernetes overcomes them.
We'll examine how SQL Server databases function at the very lowest level, records and pages.
With GDPR and the number of data breaches we see in the news, encrypting sensitive data is incredibly important. In this talk we start with the basics of encryption, moving on to look at the ways we can encrypt data in SQL Server and Azure SQL DB.
Learn how Machine Learning Services in SQL Server is a powerful end-to-end ML platform for customers, on both Windows and Linux. Come learn about the unique value proposition of doing your entire machine learning pipeline in-database – right from data pre-processing, feature engineering, and model training to deploying ML models and scripts to production in secure and compliant environment without moving data out. 
I'll share what I've learned so you can successfully manage SQL Server on Linux!
The word Kerberos can strike fear into a SQL DBA as well as many Windows Server Administrators. This talk looks at the principle of Kerberos, how it applies to SQL Server and what we need to do ensure it works
Learn about the metadata features in SQL Server that describe your database and how they can make documentation, tuning, and maintenance much easier.
Do you want to install a new SQL Server instance in less time than it takes to get a latte at Starbucks? In this session, we'll walk through the reasons you need to automate, the process you should use in determining what tasks you need to automate.
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