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Don’t miss this dynamic SQL Azure discussion between Joe Healy and Scott Klein, co-founder of Blue Syntax Consulting and a SQL MVP. They cover security, sharding and backup and restore operations in SQL Azure. Scott also reviews the benefits and misconceptions of Cloud Computing and chats about how the City of Miami leverages SQL Azure to help hurricane victims.

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About Scott
Scott Klein is co-founder of Blue Syntax Consulting, a company that specializes in Azure training and consulting. Scott has been working with SQL Server for nearly 20 years, working with companies large and small all over the United States, working in a wide scope of fields such as medical, finance, and retail. Scott is also a veteran author, having written a number of books including Professional SQL Server XML, Professional LINQ, Pro ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.0, and the soon to be released Pro SQL Azure. Scott is a SQL Server MVP and President of the South Florida SQL Server Users Group and the newly formed Azure PASS Virtual Chapter. He speaks frequently at SQL Saturday events and user groups, and was lucky enough to speak at the 2008 European PASS conference in 2008.

About Joe
Joe Healy (www.devfish.net) is the Developer Evangelist for Florida. Joe's geographical responsibility is to provide "developer care" for the Gulf States District for the East Region Developer team. As such, he has responsibilities to bring .NET development to the masses in his area. He serves a multitude of clients, from corporate accounts to broad reach events and User Groups. He lectures on various development and architectural topics focused around the .NET Frameworks, Visual Studio.NET, and associated servers. Joe worked previously for Microsoft Consulting Services in the custom Application Development arena, focusing on Internet, Web Services, Rich Client, B2B, and browser delivered systems. He has also served time with eAngler.com, Cap Gemini, EDS, and IBM in various capacities, but considers being a Microsoft Developer Evangelist the greatest and most challenging job he's ever had. On a personal level, Joe resides in Tampa Bay, Florida, and enjoys spending time trying to coax Redfish, Snook, and Trout from various nooks and crannies in Tampa Bay. He is married to wife Anne, with two little girls, Ryan and Morgan, who will also grow up to be great "fisher-ladies" one day.

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