Database and Analytics

T12 What's New for Developers in SQL Server 2016


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Intermediate

Leonard Lobel



Sleek Technologies, Inc.

SQL Server 2016 adds many powerful features you'll learn about in this demo-packed session. You'll 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 Polybase (access Hadoop and Azure Blob Storage with T-SQL), QueryStore (maintain query plan history and performance data), and R integration (an open source data science language). Attend this session and you'll be ready for SQL Server 2016.

You will learn:

  • About the new security features in SQL Server 2016, including dynamic data masking, row-level security, and always encrypted
  • About the stretch database, temporal data, and JSON support added in SQL Server 2016
  • More about capabilities such as Polybase, QueryStore, and R integration