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This post was authored by Vin Yu, Program Manager, Data Platform.

The Microsoft SQL Server Tooling team will host a special Ask Me Anything session on /r/SQLServer, Thursday, June 30th, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm PDT.

What’s an AMA session?

We’ll have folks from across the Microsoft SQL Server Tooling engineering team available to answer any questions you have. You can ask us anything about SQL Server tooling or even our team!

Why are you doing an AMA?

We like reaching out and learning from our customers and the community. We want to know how you use SQL Server tools and how your experience has been. Your questions provide insights into how we can make developing and managing SQL Server better. If this AMA session turns out to be useful, we may start doing this on a regular schedule.

Who will be there?

You, of course! We’ll also have PMs and Developers from the SQL Server Tooling engineering team participating throughout the day. Have any questions about the following topics? Bring them to the AMA.

  • Database Tools for Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Azure Virtual Machines with SQL Server
  • SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
  • SQL Server Data Tools / Visual Studio (SSDT)
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA)
  • PowerShell with SQLPS/Command Line Tools
  • Azure Portal for Azure SQL DB, Azure Elastic Database Pools or Azure Virtual Machines with SQL Server

Why should I ask questions here instead of StackOverflow, MSDN or Twitter? Can I really ask anything?

An AMA is a great place to ask us anything. StackOverflow and MSDN have restrictions on which questions can be asked while Twitter only allows 140 characters. With an AMA, you’ll get answers directly from the team and have a conversation with the people who build these products and services.

Here are some question ideas:

  • What’s new in SQL Server Reporting Services?
  • How do I provide feedback for SSMS and SSDT?
  • What tools would I use to migrate my database to SQL Server?
  • What’s a cool trick you don’t think most customers know about?

Go ahead, ask us anything about our public products or the team. Please note, we cannot comment on unreleased features and future plans.

Join us! We’re looking forward to having a conversation with you!