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Confio Software Offers Expert Design Tips for SQL Server and Azure in Live Webinar


Boulder, Colo., Sept. 10, 2013Confio Software will offer expert tips and best practices for designing and managing Windows Azure SQL Databases (WASDs) and SQL Server databases in a free, live webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 12:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. GMT. Today’s data-driven corporate environment requires data designers and DBAs understand the logical, physical, and technical differences in designing and managing for both WASD databases and traditional, on-premise SQL Server databases.
In this webinar, renowned data architect Karen Lopez and SQL Server MVP Thomas LaRock will review the design concepts that still work for both SQL Server and Azure and the features that need to be tailored for each target environment. Lopez and LaRock will also provide attendees:

  • Demonstrations of the database design processes
  • Best practices for model-driven development for each environment, including tool support
  • Tips and tricks for creating and maintaining WASD database designs
  • Five tips for designing and managing performance for both SQL Server and WASD

DBAs and data designers interested in attending this free Confio webinar can register here.

Karen Lopez is a senior project manager and architect for InfoAdvisors. A frequent speaker at conferences and local user groups, Lopez has more than 20 years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. She specializes in the practical use of data management tools and technologies. Lopez is a chronic volunteer, a SQL Server MVP, and an active advocate for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and data quality.  She blogs at
LaRock is a seasoned IT professional with more than 15 years of technical and management experience in various roles such as programmer, developer, analyst, and database administration. Currently serving as a Technical Evangelist for Confio Software, LaRock also holds a MS degree in Mathematics from Washington State University. LaRock currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), is a SQL Server MCM, a SQL Server MVP, a VMware vExpert and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He blogs at and is the author of DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA (
To learn more about Confio Software or its flagship software Ignite, please visit .

About Confio Software
Confio Software is the leader in database DevOps performance solutions for DBAs, developers, and IT managers to accelerate application delivery, speed problem resolution, and reduce cost of IT operations. Confio’s flagship product, Confio Ignite™ improves software development and service delivery for systems based on Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2 and SAP Sybase databases, running on VMware virtual servers as well as physical servers. Recognized as the fastest growing database performance solution company in the past two years, Confio has earned recognition on the Inc. 500/5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Founded in 2004, Confio products are developed and supported from the Boulder, CO headquarters. For more information visit


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