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Presenting Enterprise Information Management in SQL 2012 and SQL 2014 in Reston 16 May!

I am honored to participate in the Reston SQL Server 2014 Launch Update event – a half-day event held 16 May 2014 at the Microsoft Reston Office. You can learn more and register here.

Art Rask will kick-off the event with an overview of new features of SQL Server 2014, including:

  • Integrated In-memory technology
  • AlwaysOn HA / DR for mission-critical workloads
  • Cloud and on-premises scenarios support
  • Resource governance improvements
  • Advanced security enhancements

After this introduction, two tracks are available for attendees: the Engine track and the BI track.

BI Track

Tim Mitchell (blog | @Tim_Mitchell) – co-author of SSIS Design Patterns and Group Principal at Linchpin People – and I will be presenting on new capabilities in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), including:

  • Upgrading from SSIS 2008
  • New designer features
  • Deployment
  • SSIS Catalog
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data quality services
  • Enterprise data integration design patterns
  • Master data services

Reeves Smith will present on Analysis Services, Reporting Services, and Power BI, including:

  • Upgrading from SSAS 2008
  • Tabular model improvements
  • Implementing an enterprise BI strategy

Engine Track

Darryll Petrancuri will present “lessons from the field” featuring early-adoption stories of two new features of SQL Server 2014:

  • In-memory OLTP
  • Clustered columnstore indexes

Casey Loranger will share significant improvements in SQL Failover Clustering, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, and cool new disaster recovery options using Microsoft Azure.

I hope to see you there 16 May! Register today!


Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:06 PM by andyleonard

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