Geoff has recently returned to the UK having spent eight years in Sydney Australia. In Australia he was responsible for .Net and SQL architecture and administration of a mortgage lender and convened the LIXI 1.4 standard for the Australian mortgage industry. Geoff has architected SQL systems with high throughput and availability for business in many sectors including media and finance. Geoff has been involved with SQL Server since the beginning having been the technical architect at BAA for one of the earliest SQL database project. Geoff began his professional career as a consultant for ICL based in the City of London, designing and capacity planning mainframe systems before moving to Ingres relational databases on Sun and more recently Microsoft .Net technology including SQL Server.
MCT, MCSE: Data Platform, MCITP SQL 2008 Dev, Admin and BI, MCPD Azure, Web 4 and Win 4
Basic outline of SQL Azure: How SQL Azure fits in with other Azure Storage Options. Main differences between SQL Azure and SQL 2008. Brief new design challenges.