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1 By Sam Nasr March 25, 2008

2 Agenda SQL Server 2008 Features Break Business Intelligence(BI) Features Certification Q&A Surveys/Raffle Networking at Winking Lizard (Rockside)

3 SQL Server 2008 Code name katmai Currently in Beta CTP available for free download CTP contains working features end-end RTM in Q3 2008

4 System Requirements Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Windows Server 2008 Windows Vista Windows XP Service Pack 2 For all download types: 32-bit systems: Intel compatible Pentium III 600 MHz (1 GHz recommended) 64-bit systems: 1 GHz CPU 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended) 675 MB of available hard disk space

5 Whats New? Platform Features (DBA) T-SQL Features Data Types Reporting Services

6 Platform Features Transparent Data Encryption External Key Management Data Auditing (change tracking) Hot Add CPU Transparent Failover Policy Implementation Auto Synchronization (conflict detection)

7 T-SQL Features Table Value Parameters FileStream Object Storage Merge Variable initializers Row constructors with >1 row Compound operators (+=) Grouping sets (extension of Group By clause) Intellisense added New Collations CLR UDT 2GB capacity Integrated Full Text Search Sparse Columns (Indexing)

8 T-SQL Data Types Geometery (for planar shapes, i.e. whse layout) Geography (for GPS coordinates) HierarchyID date time datetime2 Datetimeoffset (timezone )

9 Date/Time Variables SQL Server 2005: SQL Server 2008: TypeAccuracyRange Date1 day1-1-1 to time100 nS00:00:00 to 23: datetime2100 nS :00:00 to : datetimeoffset100 nS :00:00 to : TypeAccuracyRange Smalldatetime1 min to Datetime3.33 mS to

10 Filestream Filestream storage attribute on varbinary(max) column Includes transactional access through Win32 API PathName() Get_Filestream_Transaction_context() OpenSqlFileStream()

11 Demo Table Value Parameters Grouping Sets HierarchyID New Date/Time variables, & datetimeoffset

12 Business Intelligence SSRS free with SQL Server 2008 Incorporates Dundas Controls Render to MS-Word Scale out Analysis (read-only) Subspace computations/aggregations New Cube Design Tools Best Practice Design Alerts IIS Agnostic SSRS

13 CTP Gotchas (installation) Services had to be set to Local System Client tools failed to install initially

14 CTP Gotchas (RS) Move objects only by dragging the move icon move icon is not always visible ReportName not populated ReportServer not automatically configured on localhost.

15 References Microsoft SQL Server SQL Server 2008 Web Casts Microsoft SQL Server 2008 CTP, February "First to Know SQL Server 2008 Exam Offer


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