Discover the new features introduced in SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014




As a DBA, you know about the big new features, like AlwaysOn Availability Groups, Columnstore Indexes and In-Memory OLTP ("Hekaton"). But there are other small, hidden features you may have not heard of that are easier to implement and can make your job a lot easier.

What you will learn

In this presentation, we will go over some of the cool, smaller features that were introduced in SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014. Through demos and real-life examples, you will see how they can help you. Among others, we will cover:

  • Changes in the storage world and how you can leverage them
  • Buffer Pool Extension to SSD drives
  • IO throttling using Resource Governor
  • Parallelism improvements
  • The new Cardinality Estimator
  • Partition Switch and Online Index Operations improvements
  • Online Schema Changes
  • Features that can boost your productivity when working with SSMS


Matan Yungman

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