SQL Server 2016: New BI Superpower

with expert Thomas LeBlanc

SQL Server 2016 includes some of the best features from Microsoft ever! Plus, the Standard edition now includes many features previously available only in Enterprise. In this webinar, we’ll review four areas of changes—the database engine, administration, Business Intelligence, and advanced analytics—using SQL Server 2016 SP1 as an on-premise solution. For administration, we’ll cover cloning a database, the Query Store, and live statistics. For BI, we’ll review the new modern Report Services portal as well as changes in Analysis Services (SSAS) and Integration Services (SSIS). Finally, see how the R statistical language has been integrated, enabling advanced analytics in SQL Server.

This webinar was originally recorded on March 08, 2017.


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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