This special, March 31st Derby User Group event will be separated in two parts, but we will focus on SQL Azure, SQL Server and Cloud Services. On my first session I would like to introduce everyone to the technology formerly known as SQL Azure (now Windows Azure SQL Database). Under Tips and Trick session I will show which points, features, compatibility and non-compatibility for SQL Azure which are important for DBA's. I will cover functionalities, performance, cost, and sla and security aspects. After break I will show how we can work with our data in the Cloud using SQL Azure, Blob Storage, what functionality of backup, restore, encryption and availability are available for us, how we can implement hybrid environment and when an why it is (or not) good practice. And finally I hope we will find few minutes for discussion about Future of the DBA. SPEAKER:
Tobiasz Janusz Koprowski
Data Platform MVP / Shadowland Consulting
Independent Consultant and CEO of Shadowland Consulting. Community leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, Cloud & collaboration solutions, and ITIL, DR, BCM and SLA. Love licensing agreements. Working with audit projects, consulting and implementation in Poland, Scandinavia, Europe and China. Former Vice-Chair in GITCA EMEA Board.Member of the Boards at Polish Information Processing Society & ISSA Polska. Member several associations: Microsoft Terminology Community, Friends of RedGate PLUS, PASS, ISSA, ACM and several communities in the world.
MCT and MVP from July 2010. Subject Matter Expert at CQURE and Microsoft Connect. Former president of the Polish SQL Server USer Group. Creator and CEO [masked]) of SQLDay Conference. Active blogger (owner of five) and international speaker with many different conference experience. Co-author of SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume Two. Actually settled not far away from Sherwood Forest. Cross-mountan cyclist, amateur in swimming and running. Traveller. Fan of snooker and good music.