Exploring SQL Server 2016, Part 2 of 5: Performance Enhancements

with expert Thomas LeBlanc

Enhancements in performance are an important reason to upgrade to SQL Server 2016. Learn about changes in manageability features and execution, as well as query plans with live query statistics before taking a look at Powershell and integration with automation, and discovering 3 new groups of commandlets. Continue your exploration with a focus on in-memory table improvements, columns store index changes, and the new temporal tables, then learn about some additional improvements including enhancements of optimizer, cloud first development, and testing in the cloud.

Beginner | 3h 3m | March 22, 2017

SQL Server

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Thomas LeBlanc

Using Microsoft SQL Server started for Thomas with a Laboratory Information System in version 6.5. The Analysis Service (also called SSAS) option in version 7 got him excited about Data Warehousing, but before he used a production version of SSAS, he became a Database Administrator for versions 6.5 through 2005 while working at a paper mill and home health agency. After writing reports as an application developer for 10 years, he rediscovered Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) implemented into Data Warehouses. Since 2009, he has become a speaker in the SQL Server community and a voice for Microsoft Business Intelligence (MSBI) for enterprises. His transition from Sr. DBA to a Business Intelligence Architect has been a great career path. Thomas has certifications MCP, MCDBA and MCITP in Database Administration and Business Intelligence.

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