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Dec 30, 2015

On this show, we talk to the famous podcaster, Richard Campbell (LinkedIn | Twitter).

Richard is the co-host of the .NET Rocks podcast, host of the RunAs Radio podcasts, and a long-time technology consultant and business owner.

We talk to him about Devops, the Microsoft data platform, the cloud and podcasting.

Among other topics, we cover:

  • What is DevOps, and how the database fits in this kind of strategy
  • The state of the Microsoft data platform and the new versions of SQL Server
  • How Microsoft Azure competes with Amazon and Google Cloud
  • Will you lose your job to the cloud?
  • What was the original purpose of the relational model
  • The history of the .NET Rocks podcast and how its done today

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About Richard:

Richard Campbell wrote his first line of code in 1977. His career has spanned the computing industry both on the hardware and software sides, development and operations. He was a co-founder of Strangeloop Networks, acquired by Radware in 2013 and spent five years on the board of directors of Telerik which was acquired by Progress Software in 2014. Today he is a consultant and advisor to a number of successful technology firms as well as the founder and chairman of Humanitarian Toolbox (, a public charity that builds open source software for disaster relief. Richard is the co-owner and content planner of the DevIntersection ( group of conferences. He is also the host of two podcasts: .NET Rocks! ( which publishes three shows a week to .NET developers and RunAs Radio ( which is a weekly show for IT Professionals. You can reach Richard at