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!