The mission of the PASS Cloud Virtual Group is to enable Azure knowledge sharing and create a network of Cloud Computing professionals.

Group Management

Jason Strate - Group Co-Leader


Jason Strate is Solution Architect with Pragmatic Works. He has been working with SQL Server for more fifteen years. His experiences include architecting and implementing transactional and data warehousing solutions on Microsoft Data Platform technologies, including SQL Server and Parallel Data Warehouse.  A recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for SQL Server since 2009, he also has achieved the Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server certification.

Jason enjoys helping others in the SQL Server community and does this by presenting at technical conferences and user group meetings. Conferences include the PASS Summit, TechEd North America, SSWUG Virtual Conferences, TechFuse, numerous SQL Saturdays, and many PASS user group meetings. Jason is an active blogger and author with a focus on SQL Server and related technologies.

Jody Roberts - Chapter Co-Leader

Jody Roberts is based in Cape Town, South Africa. He specializes in SQL Server Architecture, DR and server optimization.Jody is also a PASS Regional Mentor for the Middle East & Africa. Jody is a Principle Consultant at Northern Data.

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