I’m happy to share that I’ll be speaking at the next SQL Server Seattle User Group meeting on April 13th. The topic is again Temporal Tables a subject I love a lot and that is 100% useful in possible roles: dev, dba or bi guy.
Temporal Tables with SQL Server 2016, vNext and Azure SQL
Keeping track of how data changed over time in a table has always been a difficult task. Both data insertion or modification and even querying is just more complex when you want to have the result that was returned at a specific point of time in the past. And even more complex when you’re not looking for a specific point in time, but a period of time. Temporal database theory and temporal operators surely can come to the rescue, but they are not a matter for the faint of heart! Luckily one of the biggest - and most requested – feature that has been added to SQL Server 2016 solves exactly this problem, allowing the creation of change audit trails, data history and point-in-time queries in such a simple what that anyone, even on *current* applications, can benefit from it, simplifying solution architecture and saving time (and money) on maintenance an reporting.
In this session we’ll see how the feature work on SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL v12 and also what will be available in the vNext version of SQL Server.
Additional details, location and free registration are here: