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SQL Database

Azure SQL Database is the intelligent, fully managed relational cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility, so you can migrate your SQL Server databases without changing your apps. Accelerate app development and make maintenance easy and productive using the SQL tools you love to use. Here’s a rundown of recent and upcoming training sessions to help you learn more.

Upgrade Your Data Estate to the New Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Getting ahead means embracing digital transformation to leverage the cloud. As you take your first steps toward modernization, it’s critical to ensure that your IT operations are optimized to effectively manage growth. Our new fully managed relational database-as-a-service solution lets you lift and shift your SQL Server instances with no application code changes. Register for this session to learn how to start your migration journey.

Optimize Your Performance with Azure SQL Database

If you are looking to take steps to optimize your database performance at minimal cost, this session is for you. We highlight some of the capabilities of Azure SQL Database that will help with this process, including (1) dynamic resource scaling: understanding how to scale when needed, (2) database performance features: in-memory technologies designed to help you make the most of your existing resources, and (3) tips for intelligent monitoring and tuning. Before you pay for more resources, watch this session to ensure you’re getting the most out of the ones you already have.

Intelligence (AI)

Infuse your apps, websites, and bots with intelligent algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand, and interpret your user needs through natural methods of communication. The Microsoft AI platform offers a comprehensive set of flexible AI services for any scenario and enterprise-grade AI infrastructure that runs AI workloads anywhere at scale.

Develop Bots with Microsoft’s Bot Builder SDK

Learn to build a great conversationalist. The Microsoft Bot Framework provides just what you need to build and connect intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking, including text/SMS, Skype, Slack, and Office 365 email. Watch this training for demos and details about the Bot Builder SDK component of the framework which provides a familiar way for .NET and Node.js developers to build bots.

Big data and analytics

Deliver better experiences and make better decisions by analyzing massive amounts of data in real time. Get the insight you need to deliver intelligent actions that improve customer engagement, increase revenue, and lower costs.

How Big Data Gives Your Applications an Edge

Learn to take advantage of relational and non-relational data created by applications, as well as data available through third parties, marketplaces, and social applications. In this demo-heavy training session, you’ll get a close look at Azure’s big data and advanced analytics capabilities. Watch this session and we’ll show you how to build a big data processing pipeline to ingest and process massive volumes of data, extract business insights from unstructured data and apply real-time analytics to get instant updates.