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My SQL Server 2022 Journey
Near the end of May 2022, SQL Server 2022 Public Preview was announced, a day after I heard, I downloaded the installer and installed SQL Server 2022 locally to play around.
Before starting my journey, I decided to take a look at the new cool features by reading several blog posts and watching some videos online. Just all to make sure that I was aware of which new features would become available.
Since I’m a Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing Teamlead, I want to be on top of new technologies where I (or better said the company I work for) possibly could benefit from. So I started to create a shortlist of features where I wanted to play around with:
- Link feature for Azure SQL Managed Instance, just because we are still working on SQL Server VM’s on Azure and currently don’t have anything like High Availability or real disaster recovery without “downtime”
- Ledger, just because I think that the use of blockchain benefits sounds interesting (so I would like to investigate out of interest, not for work)
- Azure Synapse Link, since I’m really interested in Azure Synapse, I want to understand what this feature does and how it works
So, shortlist ready, time to explore, right?
Unfortunately, due to external factors (projects with hard deadlines, first speaking engagement,…), I didn’t get any further than installing SQL Server 2022 for now besides watching a couple of videos and reading some blog posts.
Hopefully, when time allows me, I can start exploring these new features from October onwards.