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  What's New for Availability in SQL Server 2016 and Windows Server 2016



Thursday, August 11th, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
(You must RSVP by 9:00 AM, the Wednesday prior to the meeting to attend)



Microsoft Technology Center, 200 East Randolph Drive, Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60601



Allan Hirt


SQL Server 2016 and Windows Server 2016 have major enhancements to existing features as well as brand new ones that will contribute to making SQL Server implementations more highly available. This session will cover not only what is in SQL Server 2016, such as all of the improvements to availability groups like seeding and basic AGs, but important Windows Server 2016 features like site awareness, storage replica, and more that all DBAs should be aware of. Many of these new features will also be demoed. Whether you want to get up to speed on the latest and greatest, or you just want see what you will need to be thinking about deploying over the next few years whether you are doing on premises (physical or virtual) or cloud-based deployments, this session is for you. 


Allan Hirt has been using SQL Server in various guises since 1992 and is currently a Clustering MVP. For the past ten years, he has traveled all over the world to train, mentor, and work with clients. Allan Hirt is a MSFT MVP. He has also authored or contributed to publications about SQL Server for Microsoft, SQL Server Magazine, and others via whitepapers, webcasts, training courses, and books.

Allan is a frequent speaker at conferences like TechEd and PASS Summit, and has taught rotations of the Microsoft Certified Masters on SQL Server 2008.

His most recent book, Pro SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering, was published by Apress in July, 2009, and he is currently working on its update Mission Critical SQL Server.




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