SQL Server 2016 SP1 is probably one of the top 3 announcements for SQL Server ... EVER!! Many previously Enterprise Edition only features were opened up to lower SKUs, including SQL Express! Memory usage scenarios changed DRASTICALLY too! This session will be a medium-to-high-level overview of these absolutely incredible changes. If you are like most entities and NOT on SQL Server Enterprise Edition you WILL want to be on SQL Server 2016 SP1 after hearing this talk! BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! A HUGE collection of performance improvements were baked into the engine too! It just runs faster! So we will talk about that too.
Speaker: Kevin Boles
Kevin is a SQL Server expert, working exclusively with the product since v6.5. With over 20 years of database experience and almost 45,000 man hours of SQL Server engine experience, he holds many related certifications, is an MCT and was a SQL Server MVP from 2007 to 2012. He has been a very successful independent consultant for 20+ years. Kevin is also a very frequent speaker, having presented at many User Groups and over 100 SQL Saturday conferences! His passion is the relational engine, especially designing, building, analyzing and tuning high-performance high-scale database applications.