#SQLPASS: To The Cloud, Infinity, & Beyond: Top 10 Lessons Learned at MSIT

Capping off a fantastic third week of presentations (see #SQLSatSLC & #SQLSatOregon), I’m speaking Thursday 11/6/2014 at 1:30p at the Professional Association for SQL Server International Summit.  It’s an honor to be chosen to speak at this event for a fifth time.  This summit’s topic:

To The Cloud, Infinity, & Beyond: Top 10 Lessons Learned at MSIT

I’ll be joined by my colleague, Principal Architect Rob Beddard a brilliant, no-nonsense engineer who’s shepherding much of the MSIT effort.


Much of the content may not strike you as profound, e.g., you’ll know all about planning, or about the I/O challenges.  Yet I know from surveying my peers that many of us have gaps.  I’m confident you’ll walk away with new insights.  Here’re details.

Session Summary:  
Microsoft IT's Cloud strategy involves migrating hundreds of applications to Azure.  The scale on which it is being done may be unprecedented. Lessons Learned are numerous. This session exposes the most important—& painful—ones.

Dear Readers, think about that—we’re migrating literally thousands of apps.

Here’s additional info about the session.

Session Abstract:  
As part of the team leading the migration effort from Microsoft IT's on-prem servers to The Cloud, we've collected a number of best practices that can save your organization weeks or months of effort & untold hundreds of thousands of dollars in development & implementation costs. Those who think the only tool required to move SQL instances from the datacenter to IaaS VMs is a forklift have a hard lesson to learn. In fact, it's much, much more challenging than that. This session will introduce the Top 10 Lessons Learned in the MSIT migration effort & provide actionable guidance that customers can begin using immediately.

Session Goal 1: Understand that forklifting applications to the Cloud has unexpected challenges.
Session Goal 2: Understand that many fundamental best practices which have served us well on-prem remain important—& now we have new nuances to master.
Session Goal 3: Understand the value of leveraging MSIT's lessons learned has the potential to save an organization weeks or months of time & hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of dollars.

This is an exciting topic the work for which I'm intimately involved. I'm extremely enthusiastic about sharing the fruits of our efforts with the Community.  Join us!

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