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SQLBits 2024 runs from Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd March.

The Cloud Workshop for the SQL Professional


Are you thinking, exploring, migrating, or have migrated from SQL Server to Azure? This workshop will provide you with a technically led driven approach to translate your knowledge and skills from SQL Server to Azure SQL. You will experience an immersive look at Azure SQL including hands-on labs with no Azure subscription required. This includes topics such as Azure networking, deployment, configuration, security, performance, availability, management, and monitoring. This workshop is designed to teach you Azure based on your existing SQL Server knowledge all led by the engineering team at Microsoft that works on both SQL Server and Azure SQL. This workshop is not intended to "sway" you to use Azure. It is designed for those wanting to learn about Azure, those who are migrating some or all SQL Server instances to Azure, or those who have migrated to Azure and want to optimize their investment. You don't even need to be a DBA to gain benefits from this workshop. Just bring your existing SQL Server knowledge and come learn Azure SQL!

Prerequisites: Attendees must have a basic knowledge of SQL Server and bring their own laptop for hands-on labs. Instructions will be provided later for what software to install. No Azure subscription is required.

Please note that this is an in-person only session, and is not available to virtual attendees.

Learning Objectives

• Gain technical insights into transitioning from SQL Server to Azure SQL.
• Learn to effectively translate SQL Server knowledge and skills to Azure SQL.
• Acquire hands-on experience with Azure SQL tools and best practices for a successful migration.

Previous Experience

Solid knowledge of SQL Server. No Azure experience required

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