Rie Irish has been working with SQL Server since 1999, starting as a data analyst for a non-profit.   She's  worked in many industries over the years including pharmaceutical, e-commerce, legal, financial, education and both federal & state governments. Most recently, she was director of database management, Integrated Payments for WorldPay, Inc.  She is currently Senior Program Manager, MVP, Community & Data Engineering with Microsoft.  She is based out of Redmond, but works remotely from her home in Atlanta.

Over the years,  Rie has done extensive work with the SQL Community.  She's been an MVP in the Data Platform for three years, speaking frequently at conferences across the US and moderating webinars, WIT panels and career panels.  She's served on the program committee for PASS Summit, volunteered in various roles at the conference and hosts a Women in Tech Happy Hour leading up the conference.  For the last three years, Rie served as Executive Director of SQL Saturday Atlanta & helps run the Atlanta SQL Saturday User Group.  She is also co-leader of the PASS Women in Technology Virtual Group which highlights & showcases the great things women are doing in the data platform. 


In this session, we'll cover the 10 most common tasks a DBA needs to learn to manage in Azure SQL as well as they currently manage their On Prem installs.