SQL Azure Saturday: April 21, 2012 @ Iselin, NJ

I’m happy to announce that on Saturday April 21, 2012, the New Jersey SQL Server user group will be hosting a “SQL Azure Saturday” event!  This will be a FREE full-day event on SQL Azure & data in the cloud related topics.  The event is something that I have been working with the group’s organizer, Melissa Demsak, to produce.  The NJ SQL user group has hosted & sponsored many great SQL Saturday events in the past.  This new SQL Azure Saturday event should be just as great!

Registration is now open on Eventbrite:


Microsoft NJ - 101 Wood Ave S, Iselin, NJ 08830

Event Details

General Agenda:
- Registration
9:00am – 12:00pm – Kick-off/Presentations
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch / Networking
1:00pm – 3:00pm – Presentations/Closing

Microsoft NJ Offices
101 Wood Avenue South, 9th Floor
Iselin, NJ 08830


  • Intro to Azure Platform
  • Intro to SQL Azure
  • Migrating to SQL Azure
  • Performance/Scale in SQL Azure
  • SQL Azure Reporting
  • Intro to NoSQL and Big Data

Note: exact agenda times TBD


Peter Laudati - The "JrzyShr Dev Guy," is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft, based in the New York/New Jersey area. One of his roles is supporting and educating developers working Microsoft technologies. Peter supports the developer community in the NY/NJ Metro area by speaking at user group events, Code Camps, and various tech conferences. Peter is also the co-host of the “Connected Show” (www.connectedshow.com), a podcast focused on the cloud and connecting Microsoft technology with non-Microsoft technology. His blog can be found at http://www.peterlaudati.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @Jrzyshr.

Jim Priestley - Microsoft, Azure Technical Solution Specialist -  Jim recently joined Microsoft as an Azure Technical Solution Specialist in the Mid-Atlantic District.  Jim has spent the past two years hands-on successfully migrating an e-commerce solution to Windows Azure (www.plccenter.com).  He enjoys sharing the lessons he has learned and spreading the knowledge about Windows Azure.

Don Demsak- An Advisory Solutions Architect at EMC Consulting, based out of New Jersey, who specializes in building enterprise applications with .Net. He has a popular blog at www.donxml.com and is a former Microsoft MVP. He is currently immersed in building cloud based applications on Microsoft and non-Microsoft cloud stacks. @DonXML

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