Moving Databases to SQL Azure


In this session, Bill will walk through step-by-step how to migrate an existing on-premises SQL Server 2008 R2 database to the Microsoft cloud database version of SQL Server, called SQL Azure

Bill Emmert

William Emmert, Technical Director/Technology Architect, Microsoft Technology Center, Microsoft Corporation
Technical Director and SQL\BI Architect in the Philadelphia Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Malvern, PA. He started his career at Microsoft in 1998 in Consulting Services focusing on design, development, testing, deployment and troubleshooting SQL Server OLTP and OLAP solutions. In 2007, Bill worked on the SQL Server product group for 1 year as a member of the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) returning back to consulting in 2008. In 2010 he joined the New York MTC as a SQL Architect before taking on his current roles in the Philadelphia MTC in 2011.

Bill has worked in the computer industry for 28 years with experiences in mainframe software support & development, network architecture and administration, client server application development, project management, consulting, IT management and database administration, development and architecture.

He has a bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Adelphi University (NY) and a Master’s of Science in Information Systems from Penn State University (PA).