Table of Contents Optimizing for performance, scalability and real-time insights Enterprise Security High Availability and Disaster Recovery Hybrid Features - SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Server 2019 on Linux SQL Server 2019 in Containers and Kubernetes Data Virtualization Machine Learning Services Extensibility Framework SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters Enhancing the Developer Experience Data Warehousing Analysis Services Power BI Report Server Modernization to the Azure Cloud
Kellyn Gorman is a Customer Success Engineer at Microsoft specializing on Oracle and data platforms on Azure. An alumnus of both Microsoft's Idera ACE and Oracle ACE Director programs, a Friend of Redgate, she has been recognized with numerous awards over the years for her technical contributions and community volunteerism. She is one of only six women part of the Oak Table, a network for the Oracle scientist. She has extensive experience in environment migrations, optimization, automation and architecture. Kellyn is well known for her technical content and thought leadership through her presentations, keynotes, webinars, publications and engaging with her on social media presence as DBAKevlar or her blog. Consultant, trainer, author, business continuity expert, and SQLHA, LLC founder Allan Hirt has been working with both SQL Server since 1992 when it was still a Sybase product as well as clustering in Windows Server since the late 1990s when it was called Wolfpack. Currently a dual Microsoft MVP (Data Platform; Cloud and Datacenter Management) as well as a VMware vExpert, Allan travels around the world to work with customers, deliver training, speak at events, and have a few laughs along the way. Dave Noderer is a software developer and the CEO / President and founder of Computer Ways, Inc., a software development company since 1994. He is the leader of FlaDotNet holding monthly developer meetup, was a Microsoft MVP for 16 years, and is a co-founder of the Microsoft Cloud South Florida User Group. In 2005 he held the first South Florida Code Camp. This annual, free event now called the South Florida Software Developer Conference attracts over 1000 developers. Mitchell Pearson has worked for Pragmatic Works for seven years as a Business Intelligence Consultant and Training Content manager. He has experience developing enterprise level BI Solutions with Azure and on-prem SQL server deployments leveraging the full suite of products offered by Microsoft (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, & Power BI). Mitchell is very active in the community presenting at local user groups, SQL Saturday events, PASS virtual chapters and giving free webinars for Pragmatic Works. He is also the president of the local Power BI User Group in Jacksonville, Florida. In his spare time, he spends his time with his wife and three kids. For fun, Mitchell enjoys playing table top games with friends. James Rowland-Jones is a principal consultant for The Big Bang Data Company. His focus and passion is to architect and deliver highly scalable analytical platforms that are creative, simple, and elegant in their design. James specializes in big data warehouse solutions that leverage both SQL Server PDW and Hadoop ecosystems. James is a keen advocate for the SQL Server community, both internationally and in the United Kingdom. He currently serves on the board of directors for PASS and sits on the organizing committee for SQLBits (Europe's largest event for the Microsoft Data Platform). James has been awarded Microsoft's MVP accreditation since 2008 for his services to the community. Dustin Ryan is a Senior Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft. He has worked in the business intelligence and data warehousing field since 2008, has spoken at community events such as SQL Saturday, SQL Rally, and PASS Summit, and has a wide range of experience designing and building data solutions using SQL Server and Azure. Prior to his time at Microsoft, Dustin worked as a business intelligence consultant and trainer for Pragmatic Works. He is also an author, contributor and technical editor of books. Dustin resides outside Jacksonville, Florida with his wife, three children, and three-legged cat and enjoys spending time with his family and serving at his local church. Arun Sirpal is a Microsoft MVP specialized within the Microsoft Data Platform which includes SQL Server 2008 R2-2019 (performance tuning, HA/DR, T-SQL, security, backups and general DBA tasks) and Microsoft Azure based technologies such as SQL Server within Azure virtual machines (IaaS), Azure SQL Database (PaaS), SQL database elastic pools, managed instances, Azure SQL DW, Azure Synapse, ADFv2, Cosmos DB (NoSQL), and Azure Cloud Shell. He is a frequent writer, blogger, speaker and technical reviewer for subjects based on SQL Server and Microsoft Azure - Data Platform. He is also known as BlobEater. Buck Woody works on the Azure Data Services team at Microsoft, and uses data and technology to solve business and science problems. With over 35 years of professional and practical experience in computer technology, he is also a popular speaker at conferences around the world; author of over 700 articles and eight books on databases, machine learning, and R, he also sits on various Data Science Boards at two US Universities, and specializes in advanced data analysis techniques. He is passionate about mentoring and growing the next generation of data professionals.