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Bee Boop Squee Pop! R2, get it? Any Questions?
PowerPivot (SharePoint and Excel) Multi-Server Administration Data-Tier Application Master Data Services Big (New) Pieces
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
More easily manage large installations Not particularly interesting to developers… Multi-Server Administration
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en- us/library/cc645993.aspx Datacenter Is More Powerier Than Enterprise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbVKWCpNFhY Geeky Reference From Former Slide
Bee Boop Squee Pop! Still not funny Any Questions?