Azure SQL Database Improvements

When Microsoft Azure SQL Database was introduced, it had only a small subset of the features available in the SQL Server database engine. With the introduction of version V12 a few years ago, Azure SQL Database is now an enterprise-class platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering. Of course, Microsoft continued to add new features and functionalities into Azure SQL Database. Join this dataMinds evening session to learn more about some cool new features that are available now in Azure SQL Database, like

  • Hyperscale
  • vCore Model
  • Elastic Database Jobs
  • Backup Retention Periods
  • Geo-replication & Failover Groups
  • Virtual Network service endpoints
  • TDE with Bring Your Own Key
  • Data Discovery and Classification
  • SQL Vulnerability Assessment
  • Automatic Tuning
  • Intelligent Insights
  • Managed Instance
  • Data Migration Service


Oh man… as you can see, a lot of topics to explain in 2 hours ?? but we can discuss which topics you would like to hear more in detail. And no worries, we provide food & drinks!

Important:  Prior knowledge on Azure SQL Database is required.

The Speaker :

Pieter Vanhove

Pieter Vanhove is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft, and has been working with SQL Server since 2000. Performance tuning, SQL audits, training are part of the job. Pieter has also a profound knowledge in implementing high availability and disaster recovery solutions and loves the new Azure stuff. Together with dataMinds in Belgium, he helps organizing dataMinds Connect and is also a regular speaker at Belgian and international events.


18:00 Welcome + Food & Drinks
18:30 Session Start
20:30 Session Ends + Networking
21:00 Event Ends


Microsoft (Brussels Airport)
Microsoft Belgium Brussels Airport Building 1K (Passport) 1930 ZAVENTEM Belgium

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