Data Modernization:

Extending SQL Server to the Cloud

MARCH 22 or 23   |  WEBINAR      


Senior Systems Engineer, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional 

Steve Thompson

This web event is a technical overview on planning your cloud strategy for your data platform. In this webinar, you'll learn how to:

• Extend your SQL database to the cloud using the method best suited for your business

• Dive deep into the pros and cons of SQL Server on IaaS and Azure SQL DB 

• Identify the best method for migrating your data from on-premise servers to Azure

• Learn about business continuity options

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Craig McQueen

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SQL Server 2016 Architecture Overview

Azure Data Platform


2:00-2:05 PM (EST)

2:05-2:15 PM

2:25-2:40 PM

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Craig McQueen is a leader at Softchoice dedicated to helping companies address their technology gaps through Microsoft Solutions. Possessing both sales and delivery responsibilities, Craig understands the complexities of not just defining a solution that exactly meets a client's needs but also making it a reality. 

Steve Thompson has been a Microsoft MVP for every year since 1995 with a deep background in Windows Server and SQL Server. Steve has authored books on System Center and is currently a Senior Systems Engineer at Softchoice, helping customers navigate System Center and SQL deployments.

Learn methods to extend SQL Server 2016 to the cloud and modernize your data platform.

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2:15-2:25 PM

Question Period

2:50-3:00 PM

Deployment & Migration Options

2:40-2:50 PM

High Availability

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