Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Worth The Wait

Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Worth the Wait

My Favorite Features in the New Release

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.

Download it! Download the zipped slide deck here (uncompresses in MS-Power Point 2007 format).

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Read it! Download the white paper detailing everything in the slide deck, and more, here.

Watch it! Watch the webcast presentation here. (Note – the video is a bit older than the downloadable slides.)

Watch more! Watch a related panel discussion with other SQL Server MVPs and experts here.

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