SQLBits 2019

An overview of SQL Server 2019 for the busy DBA / developer

This session will take a look at better Unicode support, query processing improvements for row store tables, secure enclaves, and other neat things you'll find useful as a modern database administrator or developer.
SQL Sever 2019 is a major new update for the data professional, and there's a lot more than the big data stuff.

This session will highlight certain features that busy DBAs and developers will find useful. We'll look at UTF-8 support, row-mode query processing improvements, Always Encrypted with Secure Enclaves. Finally, we'll look at a better sqlcmd by covering the command-line tool mssql-cli.

At the end of the session, you will have a better understanding of several new features in SQL Server 2019 which will help you as a database administrator or developer.

Demos will be included for most of the features covered.