Michal Lesiczka is currently a Program Manager in Microsoft’s SQL Azure product engineering team where his main focus is on improving the application administrator experience with SQL Azure. His primary interests are distributed systems, cloud computing and improving the way people develop software for the cloud. Prior to joining the SQL Azure team, Michal focused on performance engineering for storage protocols such as SMB and iSCSI. Prior to joining Microsoft, Michal worked on a variety of interesting projects including a media content delivery service start up, business intelligence software and web applications. Michal received his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Canada.