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

Comments (0)