Data Driven Podcast: Bob Ward

Frank and I are honored to share an interview with Bob Ward (@bobwardms)! It was an awesome show – check it out!

Notable Quotes

On playing the “plague or pollen” game. (02:30)
Regarding sportsball… (05:30)
Virtual is the new norm. (06:30)
Bob and Azure (07:30)
Frank caught Bob in person at Microsoft Ready (08:15)
On sharing code…(9:30)
Bob on SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters (11:00)
… and PolyBase (12:30)
“Keep the data where it lives, access it through the language you’re familiar with.” – Bob on PolyBase (13:48)
Regarding Synapse (14:48)
…even for AS/400… (18:20)
PolyBase as an incremental migration strategy… (19:30)
COBOL, and more COBOL, and Y2K (20:30)
“Buck Woody (@buckwoodymsft) works with me…” – Bob Ward (21:00)
An aside about NFL Football teams and rivalries. (23:00)
We all miss baseball. (23:50)
“Did you find data or did data find you?” (25:00)
How Bob was recruited by Microsoft 26 years ago (26:45)
Anna Hoffman… (28:15)
Bob’s Book: SQL Server 2019 Revealed (31:00)
“So this Bob Ward guy… he’s kinda a big deal…” – Frank (32:45)
“I have people like my wife to keep me humble.” – Bob (34:00)
“There’s always somebody smarter…” – Bob (34:45)
“The Silverlight apocalypse…” (35:30)
“When I’m not working, I enjoy ____.” (36:30)
Some Good News (37:30)
A Quiet Place (38:15)
“I think the coolest thing in technology today is ____.” (38:45)
Bob started at Microsoft in 1993. (40:15)
“There’s no way somebody is going to put a SQL Server in the cloud.” (42:00) (42:40)
On remote training (44:00)
“I look forward to the day when I can technology to ____.” (45:30)
“IoT-ness” – Bob, circa 2020 (46:40)
“Share something different about myself.” (48:00)
“We’re all screwing up!” (49:30)
Grace is Greater, by Kyle Idleman (50:20)
Bob on LinkedIn (51:30) (51:45) (52:30)
Tom Clancy series (53:00)
Sherlock Holmes series (54:00)
Sherlock – BBC (54:45)
“John Krasinski is a great Jack Ryan.” – Bob (58:00)

Andy Leonard

Christian, husband, dad, grandpa, Data Philosopher, Data Engineer, SSIS and Biml guy. I was cloud before cloud was cool. :{>

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