This full-day workshop will get you up to speed on powerful features for developers in SQL Server. Lenni will pull no punches as he rips through the most important SQL Server programmability points in this intensive demo-packed tour, including the latest capabilities introduced with SQL Server 2016.
Part 1—T-SQL Features. We start with the many enhancements made to T-SQL. Learn how to use table-valued parameters to marshal entire sets of rows across the network from client to server, and to pass them between your stored procedures and UDFs. Find out about MERGE, a powerful DML statement that combines the capabilities of four (or more) separate operations, and INSERT OVER DML, which enhances your ability to capture change data from the OUTPUT clause of any DML statement. Work with the various date and time data types, which include support for time zone awareness. Then learn about the latest T-SQL windowing (OVER clause) enhancements, running and sliding aggregates, 22 new functions, the THROW statement, server-side paging, the SEQUENCE object, and DIE (drop if exists).
Part 2—What's New in SQL Server 2016. Next we'll explore many of the latest SQL Server features introduced in SQL Server 2016. Discover new security features such as dynamic data masking, row-level security, and always encrypted. Other innovative capabilities include "stretch" database (allow select tables in an on-premises database to be transparently relocated in Azure SQL Database), temporal data (enable "time travel" to access data as it existed at any point in time), and integrated JSON support. You'll also learn about In-Memory OLTP (aka "Hekaton"), and the new improvements in SQL Server 2016 that let you achieve impressive performance gains (up to 30x!) by identifying those tables that can improve performance simply by implementing them as memory-optimized tables in the database.
Part 3—Beyond Relational. Then we'll examine the powerful "beyond relational" features, and get you thinking outside the box with respect to the types of data that can be managed by a relational database system. Learn about the new built-in JSON support in SQL Server 2016. Dig into FILESTREAM and FileTable to discover how you can enjoy the native ability to store large binary objects in the file system. We'll also cover the geospatial data types that enable you to integrate location-intelligence into the database, and build several location-aware applications on top of these new data types, including a Bing Maps mash-up.
You'll learn a ton of new SQL Server features in this information-packed day!