I’m speaking at Summit!

I’m excited to announce that I have been selected to speak at PASS Summit again this year! I’ll be presenting a new session, “Extending Applications Securely Using Service Broker”:

If you’ve ever tried to build a distributed application – one that spans multiple servers or even multiple sites – you know how complex it can be. Web services are a common approach to that problem, but they aren’t the right solution to every problem. SQL Server professionals have another option. Service Broker is designed to run in a distributed architecture, and it has strong built-in security to protect the data as it is being transferred between systems. As an added bonus, Service Broker can also be extended to interact directly with a Windows service, providing a bridge to web services or even Azure. I’ll demonstrate how to implement all of these advanced configurations using concrete, real-world examples in this session.

Service Broker is one of my favorite features in SQL Server. I’ve actually had this session in mind for quite some time!

A second session, “Journey to Consulting”, was selected as an alternate. If selected, this would be a co-presented session with my friend David Klee about what it takes to make the transition from full-time employee to consultant.

The lineup for Summit this year looks absolutely fantastic, and I’m honored to be among those selected to help make this year’s conference the best yet. I can’t wait until October!



Ed Leighton-Dick helps small and midsize businesses solve their most challenging database performance, resiliency, and data security issues at Kingfisher Data, the consulting firm he founded in 2014. He has taught thousands of people at over 200 events, including the world's largest Microsoft data platform conferences, and he has been a leader in the Microsoft data community since 2008. Microsoft has recognized Ed seven times as a Data Platform MVP for his expertise and service to the data community.