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October 2018 - Azure Data Platform Services Roadmap

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Welcome to SQL Social.

We regularly meet on the First Wednesday of the Month. If you have a topic you'd like to present then send me a note here and we'll get you scheduled in

Food, Drinks will be provided!

SQL Social brings together Database & BI professionals, industry experts and those with an appetite for learning more about data & information management, in a relaxed atmosphere to network, share ideas, impart knowledge, and have a great time whilst doing so.

We will provide you with plenty of food and drinks for the evening, all thanks to our fantastic sponsors (see below). Networking

At SQL Social, our aim is to give YOU the opportunity to meet with MVPs, well-known speakers, experienced professionals & industry experts and ask them about the data-related topics that matter to you. It is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friendships and find out what is going on in the data industry in Melbourne.

This Month's Speaker and Topic

Kristina Rumpff (Microsoft) - Azure Data Platform Services Roadmap

Kristina ( has been in IT for (shh don’t tell) 20 years. She started out working as a Web Developer and actually created Gary Lyons Website! From there she has worked as a Unix Administrator, Progress DBA, Oracle DBA, BizTalk Admin, Perl Scripter, and finally a SQL DBA. Kristina is currently working in the Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT) at Microsoft.

Azure is a constantly changing platform.

With Ignite in the USA is currently in progress, there have been a huge number of announcements. There is so much happening it’s really hard to keep on top of what is happening and when.

In this session, Kristina will take 15 mins to go through Microsoft's Azure Roadmap document and share what’s on it for all the Azure Data Platform services.

Our Sponsors:

LobsterPot Solutions ( is a specialist SQL Server consultancy. Founded in 2008 we specialise in Data Platform and Business Intelligence including Data Warehousing and Reporting technologies. LobsterPot Solutions also has a strong focus on training with most of our consultants being Microsoft Certified Trainers who regularly present at local and international events. This combination allows us to offer advice, mentoring and customised training as part of our standard service offering.

Pluralsight ( is the global leader in high-quality online training for hardcore developers. The revolutionary Pluralsight training library provides developers with instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by industry authorities. See what you can learn at and join the @pluralsight community on Twitter.

See you there!
The Royal Melbourne Hotel
629 Bourke Street · Melbourne
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