Mark Souza will spend an hour of presentation and discussion of Microsoft's next generation database platform.  He will start out with an update on v.next (Denali) and follow up with a discussion on what does the cloud(on premise and off premise) mean to us as technical database professionals.  Mark is a General Manager in the SQL Server product team.  He has been working with Microsoft SQL Server for almost 18 years.  He started the SQLCAT team 10 years ago.