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Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Type: Webcast

Topic: Microsoft SQL Server 2016, Analysis Services, Integration Services, Reporting Services

Microsoft’s most powerful, secure and scalable data platform yet

Microsoft have released their latest preview of SQL Server 2016, and it looks set to be their best-performing, most scalable and secure data platform yet. In April 2016 Thorogood consultants Arshad Taylor and Ahmad Nategh discussed and demonstrated the latest developments, explained what benefits the changes could bring to existing enterprise data platforms, and showed how this could improve critical business decision-making.

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What this recorded webcast covers

The biggest areas of focus for the latest release have been to introduce breakthrough improvements in the speed, security and scalability of the relational database, to refine the business intelligence and advanced analytics capabilities, and to work towards a new paradigm for reporting. As well as these upgrades, there have also been some improvements to the platform’s Integration Services and consistency of experience between on-premises and cloud, which we’ll talk through from both a technical and a business management perspective.

    • Relational Database: Always Encrypted, R Services, Polybase, Stretch, row-level security and more
    • Integration Services: additional connectivity, improved metadata, and reusable templates
    • Analysis Services: major updates to the Tabular Model, including improved performance and scalability, additional data sources, integration with Excel, many-to-many relationships, and major improvements to DAX
    • Reporting Services: new-look user portal and design interface for both paginated and mobile reporting


Is it for you?

The webcast will take you through the developments from a technical perspective, before explaining what the updates mean for your organisation’s decision-making.

You’ll find this useful if you:

  • Are responsible for developing or managing your organisation’s enterprise data platform
  • Currently use SQL Server to analyze and visualize your organization’s data
  • Need to better understand your organization’s data, so that you can make critical business decisions