Kevin Kline (@kekline) provides his slides and scripts from his new SQLBits session describing the deep internals exposed by the 86xx series of trace flags.
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Kevin Kline and Ben Lezin hold a short Q & A with Gavin Payne and Mike Wood about Azure architecture and improvements.
Melissa Coates provides an overview of in-memory technologies in SQL Server, including columnstore indexes and memory-optimized tables, with an emphasis on columnstore indexes.
Microsoft has made a bold change to SQL Server 2016 in Service Pack 1 : Many Enterprise features are now available in lower editions. Read on for details.
Recently I have been exploring Dynamic Data Masking, looking at ways that it can be used and I thought I would share my thoughts with you.
Rob Farley explains why AT TIME ZONE is his new favourite feature in SQL Server 2016, but also shows that it can make a mess of cardinality estimates.
Today I presented at Discovery Day New England, a SQL Server 2016 event (sponsored in part by SQL Sentry) held at the Microsoft office in Cambridge, MA. Attached are demos and slide decks.