Here at Pragmatic Works, we've been looking forward to the release of SQL Server 2016. To show you all the new features we're excited about, we've dedicated an entire month of free training to SQL Server 2016. These session are being hosted by industry experts and Microsoft MVPs. They've spent time working with previews of SQL Server 2016 and are excited to show you what they've discovered.
Click on the titles below to learn more and register for each session.
Thursday, June 2nd
What's New in SQL Server 2016 - Gareth Swanepoel
Topics covered in this introductory session include Query Store, Polybase, Stretch Database, JSON Support, Row Level Security, Always Encrypted, Enhancements to In-Memory OLTP tables and enhancements to AlwaysOn. If you are a SQL Server DBA or developer, an architect, or an IT professional who is excited about the new SQL Server 2016 features and are looking forward to learning more about them, this session is for you.
Tuesday, June 7th
SQL Server 2016: Polybase, Relational + Non-Relational = Awesomeness - Sean Werrick
Learn all about the exciting new SQL Server 2016 feature, Polybase. With PolyBase, when you use SQL Server 2016 as your data source, you have easy access to Hadoop and Azure Blob Storage data from whatever environment you're working in.
Thursday, June 9th
Predictive Analytics with R Server and SQL Server 2016 - Jason Schuh
Join us for this session as we use the power of the R programming language in conjunction with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 to transform and prepare large amounts of data into a format that is ideal for building and deploying a predictive forecasting model.
Tuesday, June 14th
What's New for SSRS in SQL Server 2016 - Brad Gall
In this session, we'll take a look at what has changed in SSRS 2016 and how to get up and running using the new Dashboard/Mobile reports. Through demos, we'll walk you through everything you need to create your first Mobile ready SSRS 2016 Dashboard!
Thursday, June 16th
Hidden Gems of SQL Server 2016 - Dan Taylor
During this session, you'll look at some hidden gems within the SQL 2016 release that have not been given page 1 notoriety.
Tuesday, June 21st
SQL Server 2016: Stretch Databases - Rowland Gosling
We’re going to cover the new Stretch database functionality that allows for data to stretch between on-premises and Microsoft Azure. This will include feature benefits, risks and limitations in both a presentation and demo format.
Thursday, June 23rd
Performance Improvements Coming in SQL Server 2016 - Josh Luedeman
In this session, we’ll talk about some of the performance and performance tuning tools that have been improved in SQL Server 2016; Like the Query Store and updates to In-Memory features like OLTP and Columnstore indexes.
Tuesday, June 28th
What's New in AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL Server 2016 - Matt Gordon
This session will cover improvements that range from Standard Edition support for AGs to load balanced replicas to new ways to create those replicas. We’ll kick the tires on the improved Azure support and discuss the massive performance improvements in Always On as well.
Thursday, June 30th
SQL Server 2016's Impact for World Class Data Organizations - Adam Jorgensen
Join Adam as he talks through how the best organizations in the world are up-leveling their data culture by using SQL 2016, Azure and all the capabilities of the Microsoft Data ecosystem.
We're excited to have you join us for a month of free training dedicated to SQL Server 2016! Be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date with everything related to SQL Server 2016 and our free training sessions.