With SQL Server 2016's imminent release, we look forward to a whole breadth of new functionality, improvements to existing features and increased integration with the Cloud. In this session I will focus on three of my favorite subject areas and explain why SQL Server 2016 is going to be the coolest release yet. We will take a look at some of the new installation defaults and why they are a great idea, investigate the new In-Memory OLTP functionality, drool over Query Store and even look at various High Availability and Disaster Recovery capabilities both for on-premise and Cloud integration (did someone mention Stretch Database!). So if you are interested in finding out about some of my favorite manageability, performance and high availability improvements and new features then I look forward to you joining me at TechDays Online
In this session you will learn how to get more value from your Service Manager platform by using a little "magic" with PowerShell and SMA. Service Manager is a rich, extensible platform that can be customized to adapt to your organization's IT service management needs; however, creating even the simplest customizations can be a lot of work, so much so that many companies feel that they cannot do it themselves. Fortunately, there have been many technology improvements in the Microsoft stack that haven't fully been realized in Service Manager yet that can help! Windows PowerShell, Windows PowerShell Workflow, and Service Management Automation (SMA) are three technologies that can help remove a lot of the tedious work that is usually required when working with SCSM extensions. Come to this session to discover how you can leverage these technologies together to get more value from your Service Manager deployments today!