Jes Borland is a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft who has experience with wide range of SQL Server features from version 2005 through 2017, and is on the cutting edge with Azure technologies.  Since graduating Fox Valley Technical College with an IT-Programmer/Analyst degree, Jes has worked as an SSRS developer, DBA, and consultant, and her involvement with a variety of implementations has created a deep well of experience from which to draw as she works with customers. Before joining Microsoft, Jes was a six-time Data Platform MVP, recognized for her community work. Jes tackles every project and problem with tenacity and her enthusiasm is unmatched in the SQL Server community.  In her free time Jes never stops moving, counting fitness, coffee, cooking, and travel as essentials to life.  You can find Jes on twitter (@grrl_geek) and LinkedIn (, and learn from her SQL Server challenges via her blog (  
Jes Borland has submitted 4 sessions for SQLBits 2019, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

Learn what tools and techniques are now available to help you be cost-effective with Azure SQL Database.
In this session, I cover what problems can be solved using the major performance features of SQL Server.
Unlock the secrets to what resource or code changes are needed to improve your query and server performance.
I'll share what I've learned so you can successfully manage SQL Server on Linux!