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Summit PassPASS Summit is the world’s largest, most intensive conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals.

With more than 5,000 registrants, PASS Summit is the most popular SQL Server event anywhere. Featuring the highest rated technical sessions delivered by world-class speakers and the best networking opportunities, PASS Summit is the perfect time to Connect, Share and Learn.

Join us at Booth# 408!

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PASS is an independent, not-for-profit organization run by and for the community. With a growing membership of more than 100K, PASS supports data professionals throughout the world who use the Microsoft data platform.

PASS strives to fulfill its mission by:

  • Facilitating member networking and the exchange of information through our local and virtual chapters, online events, local and regional events, and international conferences
  • Delivering high-quality, timely, technical content for in-depth learning and professional development

Whether you’re a data novice or a SQL Server pro, PASS Summit is the place to find top-notch training, technical tips and tricks, and connections to take your skills to the next level. Organized by and for SQL Server and BI users, PASS Summit delivers the most technical content and greatest number of attendees, the best networking, and the highest rated sessions and speakers of any SQL Server event.

Backup and Restore SQL Server Databases in Microsoft Azure

Thursday, Oct. 27
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Room# 401

A solid database backup plan is just as critical in the cloud as on-premise, but running SQL Server in Azure virtual machine introduces a few new twists to this fundamental topic. This presentation examines SQL Server in Azure VM by contrasting on-premise vs in-the-cloud database backup plans. You’ll come to understand some of the advantages of using SQL Server in Azure by examining cloud-friendly SQL Server backup methods like backup to block blobs as well as finding workarounds to real-world issue like Azure’s throughput limitations. We’ll also look at some of tools and techniques available to manage backup files and restore SQL databases from Azure storage.

Presented by Andy McDermid, Principal SQL Server DBA

Andy McDermidAndy McDermid Andy is a MCITP certified MS SQL DBA who delivers and manages delivery of DBA services to many diverse clients. He enjoys helping his clients by finding and deploying pragmatic and practical solutions for their database issues. Andy is always working to improve and expand his DBA skills and he likes to share the experience via writing.

Also presented by Pinal Dave,

Pinal DavePinal Dave is a technology enthusiast and an independent consultant. He has authored 11 SQL Server database books, 21 Pluralsight courses and have written over 3800 articles on the database technology on his blog at a Along with 14+ years of hands on experience he holds a Masters of Science degree and a number of database certifications.

Meet Pinal Dave one-on-one

Stop by Datavail’s booth for a chance to meet Pinal Dave in person. He’ll be answering questions and signing copies of his latest book:

SQL Wait Stats Joes 2 Pros:
SQL Performance Tuning Techniques Using Wait Statistics, Types & Queues

 If you don’t have a copy, don’t worry. We’ll have copies on hand Join us!

Thursday, Oct. 27 @ 12:30 p.m.
Booth# 408

Event Details

City: Washington State Convention and Trade Center - Seattle, WA


When: 20161024

Time: 8:00 am