I’m pleased to report that what is probably one of the first books on Microsoft SQL Server 2016 has been released, or at least the official 3 chapter preview of the book has been released by Microsoft Press. In this three chapter book, written by myself, Stacia Varga and Joseph D’Antoni, we talk about some of the new security features in SQL Server 2016 including Always Encrypted, Row-Level Security and dynamic data masking. In Chapter 4 we talk about some of the improvements to the database engine in SQL Server 2016 over SQL Server 2014 including the query store and Stretch Database. While in Chapter 7 we talk about some of the improvements to SQL Server Reporting Services including the new data visualizations, support for mobile, KPIs and subscription enhancements.
If you are planning on deploying SQL Server 2016, or even if you just want to get a leg up on what’s coming in the new version this is the book for you.
The best thing about this book, is that it is free, there isn’t even a soul sucking registration to go through. Just click and download. It’s available is a standard 8.5×11″ PDF (standard US Pages) as well as a smaller PDF for mobile. If you are looking for EPUB and MOBI files you’ll need to wait a few more weeks as they are supposed to be available starting in January (don’t hold me to that, I’m just going off the MSDN post.
So stop reading this, and go and download the ebook. Now!
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