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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Worth the Wait

A talk by kekline

About the Talk

November 11, 2008 7:00 PM

Aliso Viejo, CA

Aliso Viejo, CA

Learning about the most significant features in a new release of SQL Server can be daunting work because there are so many new features to examine. This session will detail a variety of the most significant new features from the perspective of a DBA. During the course of this session we will discuss improvements and new features in:

• SQL improvements

• Developer-centric improvements of LINQ and table-valued parameters.

• Reporting Services improvements

• Compression features

• The new spatial, filestream, hierarchyID and data/time data types.

• Security improvements of transparent data encryption and extensible key management.

• Resource governor.

• Audit and change tracking abilities of audit objects and DDL triggers.

• Analysis Services improvements including block computations and writeback

• Multi-server management capabilities of Policy-base Management and streamlined installation.

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