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SQL Server 2016 is the foundation for the data platform for the enterprise. In this presentation, you’ll learn about important new security, performance, availability and cloud integration features in SQL Server 2016. Windows IT Pro contributing editor Michael Otey will cover the evolution of SQL Server from its roots as a departmental relational database into the enterprise data platform that it is today. He will also present an overview of different editions and features of SQL Server 2016. Otey will demonstrate how to make your database implementations more secure with the new Always Encrypted and Row-Level Security technologies. In this web seminar, you will learn all that you need to know about the data platform of the future, including:

  • SQL Server 2016’s new scalability and in-memory performance enhancements
  • The important new availability features in AlwaysOn Availability Groups as well as how you can leverage cloud resources with hybrid cloud implementations while still running your SQL Server instances on-premise.
  • How the unique features and scalability in the HP Superdome X provides the mission critical performance and availability required for the most demanding SQL Server implementations.

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Michael Otey, senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael has covered the topic of virtualization extensively for Windows IT Pro, having written several feature articles showing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise as well as reviewing all of the major virtualization products. He also previously served as technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro. Email him at Follow Michael on Google+ and Twitter.

Claude Lorenson is a Senior Product Marketing Manager in the Integrated System team part of the Cloud + Enterprise Marketing group at Microsoft.  Lorenson’ s current function is around the development of the IHVs and OEMs partner eco-system to drive integration of the Microsoft Cloud Platform with new, innovative hardware solutions. Lorenson holds a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from The Ohio State University and a Technology Management MBA from the University of Washington. 

Jeff Kyle, Director, WW Product Management, HP Servers, Mission Critical Systems

Jeff is a 25 year technology industry veteran with experience in hardware and software engineering, customer sales and support, business planning and product management and marketing, including the last 15 years with Hewlett-Packard. Jeff leads the hardware and software product planning and management teams for HP Servers focused on delivering the mission critical server and software portfolio.

In his time with HP, Jeff has served in engineering and marketing roles across Enterprise Servers, Storage, and Networking. He has delivered high availability software solutions on HP-UX and Integrity Server, NonStop Solutions, Industry Standard Servers and led the development of scalable, mission critical x86 servers.