Month: February 2015

SQL Saturday #365 Speaker Idol!

I delivered my first ever session to SQL Saturday #365 in Melbourne over the weekend, and I was pleased to find out that I had received the SQL Saturday Speaker Idol accolade, with my brief talk on Microsoft Azure!

Overall it was a daunting but humbling experience. I am grateful for the opportunity that the organizers of SQL Saturday have afforded me, and I look forward to doing a full length presentation in the future.

Big shout out for the other first time speakers and of course, the regular presenters who do a fantastic job of not only entertaining, but educating the attendees.

This was my submission:

“SQL Server 2012 gave us some extra cloud integration when it was shipped, and SQL server 2014 has expanded on these features. This technology will slowly but surely become more integrated into the life of a DBA, as our IT landscape evolves in support of cloud-based computing. In this brief session we look at the deployment of a simple backend solution to Azure, as well how to package and deploy database changes from the comfort of your SSMS client.”

Thank you to all of the organizers and sponsors of SQL Saturday for what is always such a great event!

Don’t know what SQL Saturday’s are? Read this –