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Today I was honored to present my SQL Server 2016 “Hidden Gems” talk for the GroupBy online conference.
The slide deck and demos are attached to this post.
Following are some links to help you in further exploration of the various features I discussed:
Aaron Bertrand’s performance tests: https://sqlperformance.com/2016/03/sql-server-2016/string-split
Time Zone Support
AT TIME ZONE: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt612795.aspx
Session Wait Stats
Live Query Statistics
Ability to attach to other sessions' Live Queries! https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/query-progress-anytime-anywhere/
Actual Query Plan Data Enhancements
Database Scoped Configuration
Increased Number of Index Keys
Increased Index Key Size
Too much stuff to list! Go google it.
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Great presentation! I look forward to re-viewing the recording and testing in my lab.
Thanks for attending!
Wow wow wow!
Please come to Israel to speak at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/623/eventhome.aspx
Thanks! Really glad you enjoyed it :-)
I've actually already been in touch with Maria Zakourdaev, and I'm actively working on it! Hope it happens, but some other pieces need to fall into place first. Fingers crossed.
when I set context_info in a session, this context_info can be seen by OTHER sessions via sys.dm_exec_sessions.
But if I set Session context via sp_set_session_context, how can I check the session context info from an external session?
I don't think you can, today. Good case for a Connect item!
Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge. Your session was just simply amazing and you showed us some really hidden gem with SQL 2016. Thanks again
Really glad you enjoyed it!
Awesome...Thanks so much Adam for sharing the hidden gems in sql 2016! Much Appreciated!