Come to this session to learn about new features in SQL Server 2014 geared towards private and hybrid cloud. This session is demo-heavy and you will walk away with great understanding on how the product team bake cloud features directly into SQL Server 2014.
DAX is not only an expression language, but also a query language and, when it comes to performance, the xVelocity in-memory engine is second to none. Scanning fact tables and performing leaf-level computation happens in a matter of milliseconds. Nevertheless, as with any other language, you can write good DAX or bad DAX, depending on your understanding of the engine internals. This session introduces DAX as a query language, showing the different ways of querying with DAX using real-world data. Some queries will be fast, others will need optimizations. Many practical examples based on common patterns and an analysis of the query plans will show how to get the best out of DAX.
The cloud, on your own terms! Whether you're looking for a flexible way of migrating email to the cloud, or possibly just thinking about running both Microsoft Office 365 and Exchange Server 2013 side-by-side, hybrid is your answer! However, the road to get there can sometimes seem daunting. This session teaches you everything there is to know to successfully deploy Exchange 2013 in a hybrid configuration. During the session, we dig deeper into what the Hybrid Configuration Wizard actually does and set up a hybrid configuration. We cover the various aspects of the hybrid configuration wizard, including how to prepare your environment and avoid common mistakes and pitfalls during and after setup.