On May 1, 2012 Dan Vandercar, a Microsoft BI Technical Solution Professional, gave a presentation on SQL Server 2012. Dan, has a financial background working in international accounting and cost accounting before joining Microsoft.
There were two main areas in SQL 2012 that were covered:
- Mission Critical Enhancements
- Always On – Until now you would have to configure Clustering, Mirroring, and Log Shipping individually. SQL Server 2012 provides this combination in one single feature.
- Speed – Performance boosts of 10-100x improvements with xVelocity in-memory technologies for both Data Warehousing and BI.
- Security – Increased manageability related to auditing with audit resilience, filtering, and user-defined audits.
- SSRS – This New enhancement renders a report as an Excel document that is compatible with Microsoft Excel 2007-2010 as well as 2003. Removes limitations of earlier version.
- Powerview – An interactive data exploration, visualization, and presentation experience. It provides drag-and-drop ad hoc reporting for business users such as data analysts, business decision makers, and information workers.
- Cloud – SQL Server 2012 can help enable organizations quickly create and scale innovative Hyprid IT solutions across server, private and public cloud.
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