July Webinar: SQL DevOps with Steve Jones

What is the convergence of SQL Server and DevOps?

Combing software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops), DevOps is an approach to achieving greater efficiency and quality in the development life cycle — better programming in less time, and aligned with business objectives.

In the words of Steve Jones, who co-hosted our July webinar, “Ultimately, DevOps is better collaboration, getting all teams on board working together. Like many people rowing a boat, every group needs to align their work with others to ensure a smooth and successful journey.”

As applied to SQL Server, DevOps is all about ensuring that database deployments and code development aren’t bottlenecks in the app deployment process. SQL DevOps streamlines (and potentially automates) the deployment of high-quality SQL Server databases. In this webinar you will learn how to apply DevOps to database building, testing, and releasing, just like any other software.


Scott Klein lives and breathes data and cloud. He has over 20 years of practical and hands-on experience with SQL Server, and has spent nearly the last 10 years at Microsoft, traveling the globe teaching and training on Microsoft’s cloud data platform. He is a prolific author, having written over ½ dozen books on the topic of data, had has contributed to many others. Before joining Microsoft, Scott was one of the first ever SQL Azure MVPs. Scott is continuously striving for ways to help companies grok the wonderful world of data, both on-premises and the cloud.

Steve Jones (he/him) has been working with databases and computers for over two decades. He has worked with SQL Server since 1991, from v4.2 through SQL Server 2019. He has been a DBA, developer, and manager in a variety of large and small companies across multiple industries. In 2001 Steve founded SQLServerCentral with a number of partners and has been publishing technical articles and facilitating discussions among SQL Server professionals ever since. He currently is the full time editor of SQLServerCentral and an Advocate for Redgate Software. Steve is a 14 year Microsoft Data Platform MVP and lives on a horse ranch in Colorado.