Joseph D'Antoni is a Principal Consultant at Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting, and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP with over 20 years of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is a frequent speaker at major tech events like Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit and Enterprise Data World. He blogs about all topics technology at joeydantoni.com. He believes that no single platform is the answer to all technology problems. He lives in Malvern, PA and holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from North Carolina State University, and is the co-author of the Microsoft book "Introducing SQL Server 2016"

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Previous Sessions

Virtualization has had a major impact on computing. While data professionals have adjusted to this for database servers, many BI workloads have moved there as well. Learn about the impact of virtualization on BI.
Learn about graph databases and how they are implemented in SQL Server vNext
Learn about identity management in Azure. You will learn about how to manage identity across your cloud environments.
Case study on using all of the Azure Data Platform and how to build out your optimal architecture.
With the release of SQL Server 2017 vNext on Linux new challenges arise for High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions. Come join me in this session where we will discuss this scenarios with SQL Server 2017 instances under Windows and Linux.
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.
Authentication and security in Azure use a different model. In this session you will learn how that works, and how to make it work for you applications.
SQL Server has long had a series of development anti-practices like using scalar functions and table valued functions that are vastly improved in modern versions of the database engine. Learn what's fixed.
Join three Microsoft Data Platform MVPs to discuss the best approach with building your Azure skills. You will learn the best approaches to gaining the skills you need to function in a cloud world.