Introduction to SQL Azure – 21st March 2012

This months Brisbane Azure User Group will be a fast-paced session all about SQL Azure.


SQL Azure Overview

  • What is it?
  • Why would you use it?
  • Perspectives on IaaS/PaaS/SaaS
  • How much does it cost?
  • Provisioning an Instance of SQL Azure

Deployment and Management

  • How to deploy a database to Azure
  • Getting data in (and out)
  • Azure database management
  • Current limitations


  • Windows Azure Apps
  • On-Premises Apps
  • Data Source for SSIS & SSAS
  • Lightswitch
  • SQL Server Reporting Services

About the Presenters

Rod Colledge is a SQL Server MVP and Technical Director (Business Intelligence) with StrataDB, a leading provider of SQL Server solutions for the Corporate, Government and Education sector in Australia. He’s an Author and contributor to 3 books including the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives series, and is currently working with Microsoft on the development of the SQL Server 2012 certification exams. In his spare time, Rod enjoys interpretive line dancing, underwater poetry readings, and breeding pocket dogs for Hollywood celebrities.

Matthew Warwick is Microsoft Certified Professional with over 10 years industry experience working with Microsoft technologies in the .Net and Business Intelligence space. He’s a senior developer with Mexia, a Microsoft Gold Partner specialising in enterprise integration. Matt’s an all-round top bloke who’s main claim to fame was being caught out catching the bus during the London Marathon. He denies the claim, and is proud of his 2nd place finish.

As usual we’ll have beer, wine, softdrinks and nibbles. Please RSVP so we can organise the catering, and we really hope to see you there!


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