With over 25 years of industry experience, Sanjay is currently the Principal Group Program Manager of the SQL tools team in the Data Platform Group at Microsoft. Sanjay leads the team that creates market leading SQL developer & manageability tools (including SSDT and SSMS) and Azure portal experiences for the SQL data platform. Before this, Sanjay was responsible for developer tools for the ADO.NET Entity Framework and helped create the ADO.NET Entity Designer.

Prior to Microsoft, Sanjay lived in San Francisco where he co-founded a technology consulting firm (EM3Systems.com) and served as VP technology in a leading online textbook retailer (BIGWORDS.com). Sanjay also spent several years at Corel Corporation (Canada) where he headed the Corel WordPerfect and Corel Ventura development teams and shipped several successful releases of both products. Before Corel, Sanjay was Chief of R&D at a security company in Bangalore (India).


Join us in this session for a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the new foundation for SSMS, how we built what you see today and learn about how we will accelerate innovation for SQL client tools going forward.