Microsoft @ DPS 2021

Keynote: SQL Edge To Cloud

Bob Ward

Bob Ward
(Principal Architect, Microsoft, USA)

Anna Hoffman

Anna Hoffman
(Data & Applied Scientist, Azure SQL, Microsoft, USA)

Buck Woody

Buck Woody
(Applied Data Scientist, Microsoft, USA)

SQL is everywhere you need it from the IoT Edge to your data center to public clouds. With all of these options, it can be difficult to know which to choose and why each option may be right for your data needs. In this presentation, we'll review with you all the current released and preview versions of SQL from the edge to the cloud. We'll compare each of them and discuss why you want to get ahead of the curve by understanding what is possible with the modern SQL data platform. We'll discuss the technical details of some of these options so you can understand what SQL "flavor" fits your company's needs. This session will include some demos to highlight key innovations with SQL.

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KeynoteSQL Edge To CloudBob Ward, Anna Hoffman, Buck WoodyKeynoteSQL is everywhere you need it from the IoT Edge to your data center to public clouds. With all of these options, it can be difficult to know which to choose and why each option may be right for your data needs. In this presentation, we'll review with you all the current released and preview versions of SQL from the edge to the cloud. We'll compare each of them and discuss why you want to get ahead of the curve by understanding what is possible with the modern SQL data platform. We'll discuss the technical details of some of these options so you can understand what SQL "flavor" fits your company's needs. This session will include some demos to highlight key innovations with SQL.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosAzure Arc enabled data servicesDinakar NethiData AdministrationThis session will cover Microsoft's latest offering in the Hybrid space - Azure Arc. Come find out what is Azure Arc enabled data services, what is the value proposition, what is the benefit for customers, what does the architecture look like, etc. There will be demos!
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosData Replication in Azure SQL and BeyondAlain Dormehl;
Mara Steiu
Data AdministrationThis session will cover data replication technologies such as CDC (with a focus on CDC in SQL DB), SQL Data Sync, transactional replication, and more. The topics covered will include common use cases, benefits/limitations, demos for each of the products covered.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosLet's talk Monitoring !Alain Dormehl;
Anna Hoffman
ArchitectureCome and learn from Anna and Alain, and maybe some special guests, about the latest Microsoft monitoring features for SQL. We will walk through the current product landscape, explain the current options, talk about the best options for customers, current industry trends and even look at some of the roadmap items for monitoring. This will be a session jam packed with demos and some really great features !
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosLatest Access Control enhancements in Azure SQLAndreas WolterData AdministrationLearn about the latest enhancements in the authentication and authorization space for Azure SQL that help you adhere to the Principle of Least Privilege when granting access to Database resources, and how to do it in a scalable way.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosAzure SQL Database High availability & Disaster recoveryRoberto Bustos
Emily Lisa
Data AdministrationThis session will dive into Azure SQL Database High Availability and Disaster Recovery features including zone redundancy and geo replication. Come and share your expertise and feedback directly with the engineering team while also learning about the latest in HA/DR for Azure SQL Database.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosWhat's new in Azure's path to an Intelligent DatabasePedro LopesDevelopmentAzure SQL DB and SQL Server introduced ground-breaking query performance enhancements under the Intelligent Query Processing family in the past few years.
These make up the latest on Microsoft’s mission to make critical parallel workloads improve when running at scale, while remaining adaptive to the constantly changing world of data!
Now join us to find about what's coming in this new intelligent database world!
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosProtecting your data from tampering with Azure SQL Database ledgerJason AndersonData AdministrationHow can you rely on your business critical data if you can't ensure that it has not been tampered with? Blockchain has been a destination for many customers who want data immutability, but blockchain is targeted at decentralized multi-party business processes. How do you get the immutability benefits blockchain offers if your system is centralized?
Azure SQL Database ledger is a new capability that uses the same cryptographic patterns employed in blockchains to protect your data from tampering. Join this session to understand how the ledger feature works, and how you can use it to build the digital trust you need in your data.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosSQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines Reimagined: OverviewPam Lahoud
David Pless
Aditya Badramraju
Data AdministrationRunning SQL Server in an Azure virtual machine gives you the same capabilities and experience you are used to with on-premises SQL Server, plus the additional ease of use and management benefits available only on Azure. In this session, we will discuss the SQL Server in Azure VM experience, including some new features of the SQL Server IaaS Extension that help you optimize cost, enhance security, improve manageability and increase uptime for your SQL Servers in Azure. Expect a focused session on best practices and proven methods to get the most out of your Azure SQL VM experience.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosSQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines Reimagined: Sizing Deep DivePam Lahoud
David Pless
Aditya Badramraju
Data AdministrationTypically, you choose a VM when your application requires more control over the computing environment than the other platform-as-a-service options offer. This can be due to vendor requirements, familiarity with virtualization, ease of migration and other scenarios. When selecting a virtual machine to host your SQL Server workload in Azure, you need to choose a virtual machine size that provides optimal performance and fits your organization’s budget. In this session, we will cover topics such as the different virtual machine types that are most appropriate for SQL Server workloads, optimal memory-to-core ratios for various workload types, and features unique to Azure such as write acceleration that can help boost your performance without breaking the bank. We will also cover the Azure Virtual Machine naming conventions and how you can quickly identify a given machines capabilities from the virtual machine series name. We will close out the discussion with a review of virtual machine disks and storage limits that will be a precursor to the next deep dive session on Azure SQL VM storage.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosSQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines Reimagined: Storage Deep DivePam Lahoud
David Pless
Aditya Badramraju
Data AdministrationOptimizing Virtual Machine storage is one of the most critical areas to master when considering a migration to Azure SQL Virtual Machine. Azure virtual machines have input/output operations per second (IOPS) and throughput performance limits based on the virtual machine type and size. Additionally, OS disks and data disks will have their own IOPS and throughput limits. Workloads can be limited at either the virtual machine or the disk level. In this session we demystify storage and how VM sizing will impact performance limits. We will cover what you should consider when choosing Azure disks and storage pool configurations. We will discuss Storage Spaces and Storage Pools. We will also simplify the correct block level, interleave, and the NumberofColumns settings necessary for an optimized storage configuration. Finally, we will review how to monitor IOPs and throughput limits of your virtual machine, the underlying disks, and the caching capabilities of the ephemeral disks and the storage cache.
Get ready, this is one of the most important sessions to get the best performance out of your Azure virtual machine deployment!
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosNotebooks deep dive sessionJulie Koesmarno
Alan Yu
Data AdministrationIn this session, we will cover lessons learned during our journey in using Azure Data Studio Notebooks internally in SQL org and what it means for external customers. We’ll cover executable and automatable Troubleshooting Guides (TSGs aka. Playbook/Run Book) for external customers and internal customers. Finally, we’ll show you recent Notebook features/improvements in Azure Data Studio based on these lessons learned. 
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosProtect your SQL assets anywhere with Azure Defender for SQLDavid Trigano, Michael MakhlevichData AdministrationSQL assets are critical resources and contain the most precious information a company owns, which makes them one of the preferred target for attackers. Protecting them across the environments can be challenging and requires multiple skills to deploy, manage, and remediate those precious resources. In this session, you will learn how Azure Defender for SQL protects your SQL anywhere, and offers capabilities to discover misconfigurations and raise alerts in case of usual activities across every flavor or SQL you are using today, in any environment.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosInside Azure SQL Managed InstanceBob Ward
Niko Neugebauer
Data AdministrationSQL Server professionals are looking to modernize all aspects of their data platform. Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed database service for those looking to modernize SQL Server in the cloud. Azure SQL Managed Instance includes almost the complete surface area of a SQL Server instance but saves you time and effort with a versionless server and powerful built-in HADR capabilities.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosWhat’s new in Azure SQLAnna HoffmanData AdministrationIf you want to get started quickly with Azure SQL Managed Instance, this session is for you including demonstrations and resources to accelerate your journey for SQL in the cloud.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosDevelop serverless, full stack apps with Azure SQLAnna HoffmanDevelopmentLearn how to create, build, and deploy modern full stack applications in Azure by using the language of your choice (Python, Node.js, or .NET) and with a Vue.js frontend. Topics covered include modern database capabilities, CI/CD and DevOps, backend API development, REST, and more. Using a real-world scenario of trying to catch the bus, you will learn how to build and architect solutions that use Azure SQL Database, Azure Functions, Azure Static Web Apps, Logic Apps, Visual Studio Code, and GitHub Actions.
Demo-Only - 60 mins (45 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Demos Only (max one slide)Azure SQL Edge : Real-time analysis of IoT DataSourabh Agarwal, Vasiya KrishnanData AdministrationIn this session, we will be designing an end to end IoT solution for real time data analysis. This is a demo-only session where we will take you from
1. Setting up the sensors
2. Streaming the data from sensors to the Azure SQL Edge module
3. Conducting real-time analysis using the Time-series/AI/ML features in Azure SQL Edge
4.Data visualization and managing Azure SQL Edge across multiple devices
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosWhat's new with Azure Data FactoryWee Hyong Tok
Linda Wang
Business Intelligence & Advanced AnalyticsAzure Data Factory is Azure's cloud ETL service for scale-out serverless data integration and data transformation. It offers a code-free UI for intuitive authoring and single-pane-of-glass monitoring and management. You can also lift and shift existing SSIS packages to Azure and run them with full compatibility in ADF. In this session, you'll learn what's news with Azure Data Factory, and resources to help you get started, and be productive with ADF.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosInside Serverless SQL pools in Azure Synapse AnalyticsBob Ward;
Anshul Rampal
ArchitectureAzure Synapse Analytics is the first unified, cloud native platform for converged analytics. As a cloud data warehouse, Synapse provides traditional warehouse capabilities but evolves this feature set to include big data processing and data integration in a single cloud service. Synapse SQL is the ability to do T-SQL based analytics in Synapse workspace. As part of this capability, Synapse supports serverless SQL pools. In this session, we will dive into how Serverless SQL pools let you use SQL without having to reserve capacity.  You will learn how Serverless SQL pools work, how you can use the familiar T-SQL language to query data lake assets, and Serverless SQL pools use a distributed data processing system, built for large-scale data and computational functions.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosNear Real Time Data Analytics with ADFSunil SabatBusiness Intelligence & Advanced AnalyticsThis session will cover how ADF can be used to orchestrate twitter data ingestion with EventHubs and perform PoweBI lead analytics in realtime. We will also cover how Tweeter data can be shaped with Synapse Warehouse to deliver enterprise analytics at scale, all on the foundation of Azure Data Factory.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosNew Enterprise-Friendly Features for SSIS in Azure Data FactorySandy WinarkoBusiness Intelligence & Advanced AnalyticsThis session will cover new enterprise-friendly features for SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) in Azure Data Factory (ADF), such as express virtual network (VNet) injection, dual standby SSIS integration runtime (IR) pair for business continuity & disaster recovery (BCDR), Azure Monitor/Purview integrations, SSIS DevOps tools for continuous integration & continuous delivery (CI/CD), Azure-enabled SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) to assess/test/migrate SSIS packages, ADF templates to run SQL/any process anywhere in 3 easy steps, etc.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosUnified Data Governance with Azure PurviewGaurav MalhotraBusiness Intelligence & Advanced AnalyticsAzure Purview is a unified data governance service that helps you manage and govern your on-premises, multicloud, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) data. Easily create a holistic, up-to-date map of your data landscape with automated data discovery, sensitive data classification, and end-to-end data lineage. Empower data consumers to find valuable, trustworthy data. During this we will showcase the power of Azure Purview as a unified data governance service. Both existing capabilities and roadmap items will be discussed.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosAzure Synapse Analytics: Overview, Updates, & RoadmapSaveen ReddyBusiness Intelligence & Advanced AnalyticsAzure Synapse Analytics become generally available in December 2020. Since then we've seen tremendous growth in usage and interest in using it to deliver enterprise analytics. At the same time, Azure Synapse is delivering more and more capabilities that help make it a one-stop solution for analytics. The volume of the service, dive deep into the latest key capabilities, and explore the roadmap of what's coming and what is top-of-mind for the Synapse engineering team.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosAzure SQL readiness assessment and migration from Azure Data StudioMohamed Kabiruddin;
Rajesh Setlem
Data AdministrationIn this session we will walk you through database assessment and migration using Azure Data Studio that will assist in seamlessly migrating your SQL Server databases to Azure SQL. The session will guide you through migration process on how to determine readiness of your SQL Server instances, identify a recommended target, and complete the migration to Azure SQL using Azure Data Studio.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosDiscover, assess Azure SQL readiness of SQL Server data estate at scale using Azure Migrate serviceRaj Pochiraju
Ajay Jagannadhan
Data AdministrationCome and join our latest Azure Migrate innovations, a seamless discovery and assessment of your SQL Server data estate at scale. Learn how Microsoft makes your migration and modernization decision making easy by providing the target Azure SQL deployment option and sizing recommendations using Azure Migrate. You can also get the monthly pricing estimates migrating to Azure SQL.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosDatabase Modernization Best Practices & Lessons Harvested from Customer EngagementsRaj Pochiraju
Mukesh Kumar
Data AdministrationIn this session you’ll learn the real-world ins-and-outs of how we successfully migrate customers to Azure data platform. You learn, customer migration patterns, FUDs, IP & migration tools that worked in our customer migrations and modernization engagements. We also share few recent customer evidence, what worked and not.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosModernize your Oracle workloads to Azure SQLAlexandra CiorteaData AdministrationAre you looking to leave Oracle behind? Join us to find out how to accelerate the migration journey by automating Oracle migrations to SQL Server using 1st party tools as SQL Server Migration Assistant  and Data Access Migration Tool
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosInside the Memory of SQLBob WardData AdministrationThis will be the brain melting session for the event. In this session I'll describe how SQL Server memory management works including architecture, limits, and how you can configure and monitor memory usage. I'll also describe differences in memory management for SQL Server on Linux and Azure SQL.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosWhat's New in SQL Tools for DevelopersDrew Skwiers-Koballa
Alan Yu
DevelopmentWith the growth of cross platform environments and DevOps for databases, now is a great time to learn about database development in Azure Data Studio and VS Code. Learn the latest updates to the tooling features for developers working with SQL Server in this demo-heavy session presented by the team that is creating these features, covering SQL Projects, Azure Data Studio, SqlPackage, VSCode and more.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosSQL Server on Linux- Deployments made easy!Amit KhandelwalData AdministrationThis is going to be a fast paced demo filled session, where we spend time on how you can automate the SQL Server deployments across Azure Linux VMs. We also will talk about how we can configure the SQL Server HA on Azure Linux VMs, key aspect of how you can rotate keytabs for AD authentication and if time permits we will bind all this together with a monitoring solution all this in 60 min, so fasten your seatbelts and enjoy!
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosSQL Stateful Containers on Kubernetes with Helm!Amit KhandelwalData AdministrationSQL Server is a stateful application and hence should be deployed as a stateful set. In this session, we look at the helm method of installing multiple instances of SQL Server as stateful deployments, look at the recommendations and best practices when running SQL Server on containers for production environment. After this session, you can go ahead and look to take the next step towards modernization of your data estate via SQL containers!
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosModern SQL Server Storage & Hardware SolutionsBrian CarrigData AdministrationThe wealth of hardware and storage solutions available for SQL Server has evolved considerably in recent years. In this session we will provide an overview of the latest hardware available to the DBA, Developer or Systems Administrator with respect to compute, storage and memory, as well as how to design high-performance systems for SQL Server for a number of different budgets and workloads.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosDesigning and benchmarking SQL Server for high-performance Key-Value (KV) "NoSQL" workloadsBrian CarrigData AdministrationContrary to popular misconception, SQL Server can make an excellent platform for a highly scalable, high performance NoSQL alternative, catering for Key-Value Store (KVS) workloads, prevalent in microservices architectures or cloud native applications. In this session we describe how to go about designing, testing and benchmarking SQL Server as a database platform for a simple JSON-based Key Value Store (KVS). We then see how SQL Server stacks up against commonly chosen NoSQL alternatives like Redis, MongoDB, Yugabyte, as well as PostgreSQL and MariaDB.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosUnderstanding and designing HA/DR solutions in SQL ServerKevin FarleeData AdministrationLearn the fundamentals of HA/DR in SQL Server. Understand what solutions work best where, and what the tradeoffs are. Understanding how the HA/DR solutions work will enable you to make better choices for your systems, both in terms of protecting your data and in terms of protecting your bottom line by not paying for solutions that don't help your situation.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosLearn why you should run your open-source database workloads on AzureSunil KamathData AdministrationOver three years ago, we listened to our customers and launched several managed open-source database services in Azure. Over time, we have introduced many innovations and capabilities, helping tens of thousands of customers with fully managed MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. During this session, we will talk about these innovations and demonstrate what makes Azure the best place to run your open-source database workloads. We will also show you what you can get from our unique capabilities such as Advanced Enterprise Security, Intelligent DB and from running Azure open-source database engines on any infrastructures (including your data centers and other public clouds) with Azure Arc.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosMigrate Your MySQL and PostgreSQL Databases to AzureArun ThiagarajanData AdministrationEver wondered what it takes to migrate your existing Open-Source Database workloads to Azure? Azure offers a fully managed PostgreSQL, MySQL which provides maximum flexibility including, zone redundant high availability, AI powered performance optimization and enterprise-grade security and compliance. In this session, we will cover – 1. The benefits of migrating your MySQL and PostgreSQL databases to Azure; and 2. The benefits of migrating your Oracle workloads to Azure Database for PostgreSQL. We will show you various migration tools to make this journey easy, discuss tip/tricks we have learnt from helping customers migrate 1000s of workloads into Azure and showcase some technical demos to visualize the migration journey.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosModernize your open-source database workloads with Flexible Server for the Azure Database for Postgres and MySQLSridhar Ranganathan,
Bashar Hussein
Data AdministrationYour feedback shaped the new Flexible Server for Azure Database for PostgreSQL and MySQL managed service. Flexible Server allows you to gain operational efficiency, and yet more importantly, not give up control of your database. In this session you will learn how the new Flexible Server gives you full control of choosing your configuration, reduces cost, automates maintenance – all with flexible high availability options for your databases. You will also learn about the migration tools that can transition your data to cloud with minimal downtime.  
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosLearn how to bring the best of open-source Postgres from Azure to your datacenter and other public cloudsJean-Yves DevantData AdministrationYou need to meet regulatory requirements like data residency and customer control, and yet, you would like to use Azure open source database engines? You are using a public cloud other than Azure and yet, you would like to use Azure open source database engines? You can't go to the Azure cloud so you'd want that the Azure cloud to come to you? You would like to manage Postgres simply on any infrastructure? You would like build Postgres applications at an unprecedented level of scale and performance?
Then attend this session and learn about Azure Arc enabled Postgres Hyperscale and try it.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosPowerBI Vision, strategy and roadmapPatrick LeBlancBusiness Intelligence & Advanced AnalyticsPower BI is helping organizations large and small, drive a data culture. We will cover our vision and roadmap. You will learn how AI automatically finds patterns in your data, you will learn about how Power BI is built into Teams and Excel to enable incredible collaboration experiences, and how Power BI with Synapse and other Microsoft technologies meets your most demanding needs.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosDesigning for high performance in Power BISiva Harinath;
Philip Seamark
Business Intelligence & Advanced AnalyticsIt's so easy to get started with Microsoft Power BI Desktop and get immediate value. Power BI is a feature-rich platform with many advanced capabilities. However, as solution complexity grows, with this great power comes great responsibility. It's important to carefully consider how your datasets and reports are going to be deployed and consumed so that they perform at scale and save you from future pains. In this session we address common pitfalls and cover top tips to get great performance across the entire platform - from sourcing data to designing reports and dashboards. Bonus material - special considerations for Power BI Premium. Key Learning: Understand what features of Power BI based on business needs and performance implications. Demos: Most of the content will be presentation and guidance.
Deep-Dives - 120 mins (105 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + Demos10 superb tips about Azure Data FactoryAbhishek NarainBusiness Intelligence & Advanced AnalyticsLearn how to build enterprise-grade data pipelines using Azure Data Factory. We will run through 10 data engineering best practices which will help you build scalable and secure data pipelines. Some of the areas that we will cover are – pipeline architecture patterns, pipeline deployments, performance, governance, security, collaboration, logging and monitoring.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosScaling database workloads with Azure SQL HyperscaleDenzil RibeiroData AdministrationAzure SQL Hyperscale, the innovative architecture of Azure SQL Database, provides applications with scale and availability needed from a cloud database. In this session, we will discuss Hyperscale architecture, including new scalability improvements in the platform. We will also discuss recently released and upcoming features, and cover Hyperscale-specific diagnostics that help gain insights into system performance.
Lightning Talk – 20 mins (15 mins + 5 mins Q&A) – Slides and/or Demos – whatever, something lightning 🙂Run Microsoft Azure Arc enabled data services anywhereBapi ChakrabortyArchitectureThis lightening talk (with a short demo) will focus on Architecture and solutions made possible by Azure Arc enabled data services anywhere. With latest innovation, we are now able to run always updated, scalable, Azure data services on any infrastructure. With Azure Arc, any enterprise can deploy Azure SQL Managed Instance or PostgreSQL (with hyperscale) to supported Kubernetes infrastructure whether on-premises, on any cloud or at the edge. This also includes unified & at scale management and always updated services.
Breakouts – 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) – Slides + DemosImplementing a green recovery: How Data Science is central to your Sustainability goalsRishabh GaurIndustry SolutionModern buildings contain complex mechanical devices, sophisticated control systems, and a suite of features to improve the energy blueprint. As businesses and consumers adjust to life in this ‘new normal, it’s clear that implementing a ‘green recovery’ is vital to ensuring that Sustainability is central to every business. With the right guidance and solutions, businesses can put initiatives in place to improve their sites’ energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint. We will look at how organizations can look at data as a new frontier on their Sustainability journey to proactively limit their carbon footprint.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosAzure Synapse Analytics: AI, Synapse Link, and Microsoft Business ApplicationsJosh CaplanBusiness Intelligence & Advanced AnalyticsAzure Synapse Analytics is meant to help data engineers and data scientists work with data to transform their businesses. In this session you'll see the latest in how Synapse gives superpowers to these users to work with the data in their enterprise and use Synapse to operationalize machine learning at scale.
Short Drive - 30 mins (25 mins + 5 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosBenefits of Installing IaaS Agent Extension on Azure SQL VMAmeena LalaniData AdministrationSQL Server IaaS Agent Extension, formerly known as Resource Provider, enables additional management capabilities for self-installed SQL Server on Azure VMs. It provides PaaS-like capabilities to IaaS-based SQL for customers who adopt it. During this session, I will demonstrate some of the unique benefits of the SQL IaaS extension that will help you discover, manage and administer your SQL Servers in Azure VM.

This is what you are going to learn in this session.
1. What is IaaS?
2. What is IaaS Agent Extension?
3. What are the Benefits of enabling this extension?
4. How to enable and disable this extension?
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosAzure Databricks for AI and AnalyticsBhanu PrakashBusiness Intelligence & Advanced AnalyticsAzure Databricks brings a premium Spark Engine to unlock insights go enterprises. In this session, we'll provide an overview of Azure Databricks and some of the latest developments in Spark that will accelerate your analytics workloads and time to insight.
Breakouts - 75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A) - Slides + DemosIntro to Azure Data Service and Azure Synapse Analytics
Balram Prasad
Development
In this talk i will present a slide where i will talk about different data services offered by azure and then how we can use azure synapse for different purpose and in the end i will have demo about how we can create notebook and run sql script in azure synapse