Joey D'Antoni

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 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"

Joey D'Antoni's Sessions

Automagic Tuning in SQL ServerSQLBits 2022

Understand the automatic performance changes in Azure SQL and SQL Server

Dealing with Bad Networks - The Availability ConundrumSQLBits 2022

Are you trying to increase uptime locally or for disaster recovery but your network is terrible? Join the club. This session will discuss different techniques, their pros and cons, as well as considerations for availability when your network is flaky at best.

Deep Inside Azure SQL High AvailabilitySQLBits 2022

Want to have a deep dive into how SQL Server and Azure SQL service maintain high availablity? This is your session.

Understanding Azure Active Directory for Data ProfessionalsSQLBits 2020

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.

When Anti-Patterns Become Best PracticesSQLBits 2020

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.

Getting Started with Learning AzureSQLBits 2020

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.

Azure Managed Instances—Your Bridge to the CloudSQLBits 2019

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.

Building a Data Delivery Solution in the CloudSQLBits 2018

Case study on using all of the Azure Data Platform and how to build out your optimal architecture.

Graphs Are Everywhere - Graph DB Support in SQL vNextSQLBits 2017

Learn about graph databases and how they are implemented in SQL Server vNext

Who Am I? Managing Identities in AzureSQLBits 2017

Learn about identity management in Azure. You will learn about how to manage identity across your cloud environments.