I am a DBA – Why should I care about SQL Server 2008 R2? [NZ 2010: DAT305]
Play I am a DBA – Why should I care about SQL Server 2008 R2? [NZ 2010: DAT305]
Most presentations about SQL Server 2008 R2 focus on features such as Reporting Services now being able to use maps, sparklines, data bars and indicators to depict data; or how PowerPivot can be used to assemble and create relationships in large amounts of data from different sources. In this session we will not even mention Business Intelligence - this session is designed to show DBA’s why SQL Server 2008 R2 is in no way a minor release for the database engine. Peter Ward will introduce a number of new features that have been introduced in SQL Server 2008 R2 for the DBA, including improvements in locking and merging partitions as well as the new Unicode compression. So if lifting the hood on the database engine is your thing then this is the session for you.