August 2012 SQL Lunches

#69-SQL Server Data Tools: Under the Hood Part 1

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Speaker: Patrick LeBlanc

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BIO: Patrick LeBlanc is a Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence Technical Solution Professional. He has written several blogs and articles on his blog at http://patrickdleblanc.com, www.sqlservercentral.com and www.bidn.com. Along with his 10+ years experience he holds a Masters of Science degree from Louisiana State University. He is the author and co-author of four SQL Server books. His past work experiences include Sr. Consultant at Pragmatic works and Database Architect at several companies. Prior to joining Microsoft he was awarded Microsoft MVP award for his contributions to the community.

Topic: #69-SQL Server Data Tools: Under the Hood Part 1
Come to this session to learn the benefits of developing in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), then get ready to hit the ground running as tips are passed on about how to best use SSDT to build, debug, maintain and refactor databases.

#71-Migrating to Windows Azure SQL Database

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Speaker: Scott Klein

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BIO: Scott Klein is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist focusing on Windows Azure SQL Database (AKA SQL Azure) and related cloud-ready data services. His entire career has been built around SQL Server. Prior to Microsoft he was a SQL Server MVP for several years, then followed that up by being one of the first 4 SQL Azure MVPs. Scott is the author of over ½ dozen books by both WROX and APress, including Pro SQL Azure. He can be found talking about WASD at events large and small all across the US wherever he can get people to listen.

Topic: #71-Migrating to Windows Azure SQL Database
In this session, we will discuss some of the migration strategies for moving your on-pemises database to Windows Azure SQL Database (AKA SQL Azure). We’ll focus primarily on the new Import/Export features using the DAC Framework and SQL Server 2012 using bacpac’s, but we’ll also show how to accomplish the same if you are using SQL Server 2008 R2 and earlier.