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1 SQL Server 2008 R2 What’s New? Jeff Ammons

2  ss/archive/2010/04/14/free-ebook- introducing-microsoft-sql-server r2.aspx Go Get This eBook (it’s free)

3  Bee Boop Squee Pop!  R2, get it? Any Questions?

4  PowerPivot (SharePoint and Excel)  Multi-Server Administration  Data-Tier Application  Master Data Services Big (New) Pieces

5  Build cubes on the fly  No need for Analysis Services  Complex Business Intelligence Made Easy(er)  For power users  Easily overwhelmed by large data sets  Very cool when used wisely  Create in Excel, deploy in SharePoint PowerPivot

6  More easily manage large installations  Not particularly interesting to developers… Multi-Server Administration

7  DAC stands for Damn Acronym Confusion  DAC stands for Data Tier Application  Single unit of management for database artifacts  Schema and instance objects  Tables  Views  Stored Procedures  Logins Data Tier Application (DAC)

8  Master Data Services (MDS) is a product  Master Data Management (MDM) is a concept  Single Version Of The Truth  Cleanse Your Data  Build metadata  Build rules engine  Alert on violations  Typical Example: Merged companies  2 of everything Master Data Services

9  Reporting Services  Express Edition max size increased from 4 GB to 10 GB  No slide for this one…  Unicode compression  Dial now goes to 11! Changes

10  New Report Items  Maps  Sparklines  Data bars (An android walks into Ten Forward…)  Conditional Rendering (HTML vs Excel vs PDF)  Better SharePoint integration  New datasources  Sharepoint lists  Azure  Parallel Data Warehouse Reporting Services

11  Nvarchar == 2 bytes per character  Varchar == 1 byte per character  Unicode compression can reduce size by 50%  Theoretically making nvarchar not much larger than varchar  Um, why not compress varchar? Shut up!  Doesn’t work with nvarchar(max) Unicode Compression

12  I have SQL Server Enterprise Edition  I need MORE Power  Previously Enterprise was the highest edition  How Can I Get More Power? Dial Now Goes To 11

13 11 Is Louder Than 10

14  Enterprise Edition Is Now Limited To 8 Processors  EE Now Limited To 2 TB RAM  Datacenter Is The New 11!!!  Enterprise is now only a 10…  Here’s a chart: us/library/cc aspx Datacenter Is More Powerier Than Enterprise

15  Geeky Reference From Former Slide

16  Bee Boop Squee Pop!  Still not funny Any Questions?

17  ggmug.com  Twitter: jeffa00 


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