SQL Server 2008 R2: What's New, Different, and Interesting

Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 in April 2010, and there is a lot of confusion about what exactly this release is all about. Is it a brand new version? A major upgrade? A minor upgrade? Something else? Microsoft calls it a "point release," meaning that it is not a major new version, yet it has many new features for making data safer, more useful, and more accessible. During this AppDev Live Learning event, we'll explore some of the new, different, and interesting features in R2, with an emphasis on what is most useful for developers. But DBAs will learn a lot too about how their lives will be better with R2...and perhaps more complicated! At the end of the session, you'll know whether R2 is a must-have in your organization and how you might put some of the features to good use.

Recorded: 7/21/2010


Don Kiely

Don Kiely is a featured instructor on many of our SQL Server and Visual Studio courses. He is a nationally recognized author, instructor, and consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. Don has many years of teaching experience, is the author or co-author of several programming books, and has spoken at many industry conferences and user groups. In addition, Don is a consultant for a variety of companies that develop distributed applications for public and private organizations.