SQL Server 2014 is here! Well…almost here, as there is no official release date yet.
One thing is certain about SQL 2014: Microsoft is taking steps towards building a true hybrid database platform. The integration with Windows Azure stands out to me as a more notable enhancement than many of the database engine enhancements.
The following slides highlight some of the most notable features that are expected to be available in SQL 2014, also sometimes referred to as “vNext”.