Argenis Fernandez

Argenis Fernandez is a Principal Program Manager with the Microsoft Database Systems team based in Redmond, WA. He has worked with SQL Server since 1998.

Previously Argenis worked as a Principal Architect for Pure Storage, as a Lead Database Operations Engineer at SurveyMonkey, and Senior Consultant on SQL Server Core for Microsoft Consulting Services. In 2013 he founded the Security Virtual Chapter for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) (

Argenis is a SQL community enthusiast and speaks frequently at major SQL Server conferences, including the PASS Summit, PASS SQL Rally, IT/Dev Connections, SQLBits, and TechEd. He is also a Microsoft Certified Master on SQL Server, an avid Twitter user (you can follow him at @DBArgenis), and occasional blogger on SQL Server topics at

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How Microsoft SQL Server Went Multi-Platform: SQLPAL

How did Microsoft made SQL Server available on Linux, Containers and ARM CPUs? Come hear the story from the SQL Server engineering team.