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To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, we’re releasing a monthly list of the latest free Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post.

SQL Server 2019

SQL Server 2019 brings innovative security and compliance features, industry-leading performance, mission-critical availability, and advanced analytics to all your data workloads, now with support for big data built-in.

Introduction to SQL Server 2019

More than 12,000 of you signed up for this unveiling of Microsoft SQL Server 2019, now in public preview. See what all the buzz is about in the on-demand guided tour. Easily integrate data from multiple sources, including Oracle, MongoDB, and Teradata, without moving your data via ETL. Learn how enhanced security, performance, scalability, and availability of the SQL Server database engine helps you manage critical applications and data warehouses.

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database is a fully managed relational database-as-a-service, which means you won’t need to manage virtual machines, worry about scalability or availability, or deal with database and security upgrades.

Optimize Your SQL Apps with Azure SQL Database

Learn how Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, the latest deployment option, allows you to seamlessly lift-and-shift your on-premises SQL Server applications to the cloud without rewriting them. Watch this session on demand to learn how to optimize IT operations by moving your on-premises apps to the cloud.

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.

Build and Manage Enterprise Bots

Learn how to easily integrate AI into your apps, accelerate your time to market, and deliver superior insights and user experiences. Watch now to learn about the strategies that Microsoft has used to build dozens of conversational bots for the largest enterprises in the world.

Create Your First Intelligent Bot with Azure AI

Artificial intelligence is accelerating digital transformation across every industry. Join this session with AI experts to learn how to use AI to augment human ingenuity and create the next generation of intelligent applications. We will dive into the tools, infrastructure, and services available as part of the Microsoft Azure AI platform and show you how to teach your bot to use prebuilt AI capabilities in computer vision, speech, and translation. Ready for more? Get our free developer’s guide to building AI apps.

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.

Simplify Access to Real-Time Data

Watch this session to learn how to optimize your extract, transform, and load (ETL) process and streaming pipelines with Delta, a new feature of Azure Databricks. In addition, we will cover how to simplify your data management system to bring data reliability and performance optimizations to cloud data lakes and how to incorporate new streaming data in seconds.

The Total Economic Impact™ of the Modern Data Warehouse

Join us at this upcoming session to learn about the advantages of using Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse. You’ll get important information from our guest, Forrester Consulting, based on the findings of a commissioned study, on the challenges and opportunities companies face and the financial results they’ve achieved by using this solution.