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PreCon: Move your DB to the Cloud: Migrate, Manage, and Monitor Azure SQL DB

May 3, 2019 · Jacksonville, United States of America

This Azure SQL Database pre-con provides you the knowledge and tools necessary to understand the capabilities and usage of cloud databases. It will help you get familiar with the Azure SQL Database concepts. It will also help to learn how to migrate, manage, monitor and troubleshoot your Azure SQL Database solution. You will learn the difference between the Azure SQL Database (PaaS) and SQL Server on-premises and which benefits Azure SQL Database can have for your applications and SQL environment. After attending this pre-con, you will be able to:

• Understand how Azure SQL Database works
• Know the newest and most important features to manage your Azure SQL Database
• Design scalable architectures
• Design Disaster Recovery plans
• Manage security on your Azure SQL Database
• Monitor and troubleshoot Azure SQL Database
• Face a migration project


Module 1: Introduction to Azure SQL Database

This module provides an overview of the basic concepts of Azure SQL Database and will cover:

• Architecture, service tiers and DTUs
• Create and connect to Azure SQL Database
• Difference between SQL Server on Azure VM and Azure SQL Database
• How to choose between IaaS and PaaS solution

Module 2: Azure SQL Database Administration

This module covers the different Azure SQL Database administration tasks like:

• Scaling up or down your database
• Scheduling jobs
• Commonly used DMVs and supported features in Azure SQL Database
• Various Disaster Recovery options

Module 3: Manage Security

This module covers the different options to manage security for an Azure SQL Database like:

• Configuring Active Directory security
• Always Encrypted
• Row Level Security and Dynamic Data Masking
• Auditing and threat detection

Module 4: Monitoring and Troubleshooting

This module covers the different tools for monitoring the performance of your database like:

• Query Store
• Extended Events
• Index Advisor
• Configure alerts to enable proactive monitoring

Module 5: Database Migration

This module covers the different strategies to migrate your on-premises database to Azure SQL Database and will cover:

• How to analyze the database for compatibility issues
• The different migration methods


Bio Roberto Cavalcanti

Roberto Cavalcanti is a Mission Critical Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft's customers with the most critical systems running in the Azure Data Platform. He is a database specialist with 20+ years of experience. He is passionate about SQL Server support, focusing on working to improve Microsoft database products, and on helping users make the most of their Azure Database implementations. Roberto has written many articles about SQL Server/Azure SQL DB for MSDN/TechNet, SQL Magazine, and has been a speaker in events such as TechReady, Microsoft Insights/TechEd, SQL Saturday. He has delivered SQL trainings in multiple countries in the Americas, and in Europe. Roberto is based on the Microsoft Support Center in Las Colinas, Texas, USA.

Bio Jose Manuel Jurado

José Manuel Jurado currently works as SQL Support Escalation Engineer and Subject Matter Expert in Azure SQL Database at Microsoft Spain. With over 15+ years of experience in SQL Server environments (administration and database development), he is a speaker for internal events at Microsoft and for public events as SQL Saturday, SQL Nexus, TechReady, DotNetConference and Azure BootCamp. In the past, he worked as Project Manager for large Global Retail Company for more than 10 years developing projects using different Microsoft Technologies. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jose-manuel-jurado-diaz-5a586014/

**Special Notes**

You will also be required to buy a pay-by-plate daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. You may do this online or at one of the kiosks located in the garage. Click Here for Map https://bit.ly/2NE9H41

Event organizers
  • Jacksonville SQL Server User Group

    The Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group (JSSUG) was founded by Brian Knight in January 2003, creating a community for database developers and administrators in the Jacksonville area. The goal of JSSUG is to share knowledge, best practices, and network. Today, it is a community focusing on development, administration, and business intelligence. Free meetings are open to the public the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings include presentations, technology announcements, local job opportunities, and quick

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