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Feb 14, 2023

Improve hybrid workloads with updates to SQL Server 2022, now generally available. Link local SQL Servers to Azure SQL Managed Instances for bidirectional disaster recovery, achieve massive speedups with differential snapshot-based backup and restore, as well as anywhere management of your SQL Servers with Azure Arc-enabled SQL provisioning, and new pay-as-you-go licensing. For raw performance, we'll demonstrate intelligent Degree of Parallelism feedback where SQL optimizes the thread count of queries automatically.

Bob Ward, Principal Architect for Microsoft SQL Server, joins Jeremy Chapman to share improvements to query performance, Azure integration, and costs for both licensing and compute, local or in the cloud.


00:00 - Introduction

01:01 - Backup and disaster recovery

02:31 - Failover between SQL Server and Managed Instance

05:24 - Snapshot backups

07:57 - Restore a snapshot backup

08:59 - SQL Server management: Pay-as-you-go

10:40 - SQL Server performance: Query optimizations

13:21 - Wrap up

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