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SQL Server 2008 R2: Features for Developers and IT Pros

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My session's presentation that took place on the CDNUG offline event on July 15th, 2010.

My session's presentation that took place on the CDNUG offline event on July 15th, 2010.

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  • 1. CDNUG SQL Server 2008 R2: Features for Developers and IT Pros July 15th, 2010 Artemakis Artemiou SQL Server MVP CDNUG Lead INETA Country Leader (CY)
  • 2. Agenda • Database Engine - Manageability Enhancements • Service Broker • Master Data Services • StreamInsight • Reporting Services • Analysis Services / PowerPivot
  • 3. Database Engine – Manageability Features • Connectivity to SQL Azure • Data-tier Application Upgrade • SQL Server Utility • Network Connectivity – VIA protocol deprecated
  • 4. Demonstration Database Engine: Manageability Features • Connectivity to SQL Azure • Data-tier Application Upgrade • SQL Server Utility
  • 5. Service Broker • Option to turn on and off poison message handling on a queue • A queue that has poison message turned off will not be disabled after consecutive transaction rollbacks
  • 6. Master Data Services - Overview • The technology, tools, and processes required to create and maintain consistent and accurate lists of master data
  • 7. Master Data Services - Features • Master data hub  central management • Thin-client stewardship portal • Versioning of all data entities and hierarchies • Human workflow that notifies assigned owners by e-mail of business rule violations • Flexible and extensible business rules that safeguard the quality of data entered in the master data hub • Support for a broad range of hierarchy and attribute management strategies and requirements • Comprehensive role-based security model that enables fine-grained, secure access to master data
  • 8. StreamInsight - Overview • A powerful platform that you can use to develop and deploy complex event processing (CEP) applications
  • 9. StreamInsight - Features • Process large volumes of events across multiple data streams in less than a second • Built-in support for different types of event handling and rich query semantics • Reduce development cost by utilizing existing skill sets and investments in Microsoft development platform • Reduce cost and complexity of management with a platform that is easy to manage and support • Extend the benefit of near real time event processing to SQL Server data platform
  • 10. Reporting Services - Features • “Grab and Go” reporting experience enabled through the Report Part Gallery • Support for maps and geospatial visualizations with integration to Bing maps and support for SQL spatial data types • Additional visualizations including indicators, sparklines and data bars • Support for consuming SharePoint lists and PowerPivot models as data sources • Support for Madison and SQL Azure data sources • Render any report as a data source to PowerPivot or other applications through ATOM data feeds
  • 11. Reporting Services – Report Builder 3.0
  • 12. Demonstration • Master Data Services • StreamInsight • Reporting Services
  • 13. SQL Server PowerPivot - Overview • An Add-on for Excel 2010 / SharePoint 2010 • Brings the full power of SQL Server Analysis Services right into Excel • In-memory column based compression – Millions of rows of data can now be stored, sorted & aggregated • Support for a wide variety of sources • Rich set of mathematical functionally – Existing functions already in Excel + – Data Analysis eXpressions (DAX)
  • 14. SQL Server PowerPivot - Architecture
  • 15. Demonstration SQL Server PowerPivot
  • 16. Summary • SQL Server is power than ever! • Features for DBAs – Data-tier Application Upgrade – SQL Server Utility – Master Data Services • Features for Developers – Connectivity to SQL Azure – Service Broker enhancements – StreamInsight – Reporting Services enhancements • Features for BI Developers – SQL Server PowerPivot
  • 17. Resources • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 – http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2.aspx • SQL Server Team Blog – http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/ • Cyprus .NET User Group – http://www.cdnug.net • Personal Blog Space – http://aartemiou.blogspot.com