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TechNet Webcast: Security Enhancements in SQL Server 2008 (Level 300)
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 introduced many security enhancements, from data encryption to advanced context impersonation. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 further helps administrators protect their database with the introduction of new features such as Transparent Database Encryption, Extensible Key Management, and Auditing. In this session, we describe the new security enhancements in SQL Server 2008 and discuss how to best take advantage of them.
TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2008 (Part 1 of 3): High-Performance Data Warehousing (Level 300)
Attend this session to learn how to incorporate the new features in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to provide a high-performance data warehouse that can scale to larger number of users and growing volumes of data. In this session, we cover new technologies like partitioned table parallelism, star join query enhancements, and Grouping Sets.
TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2008 Performance and Scalability Technologies (Level 300)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 supports very large databases, enterprise-scale reporting systems, and data warehouses. It provides growing database systems with tools and features to optimize performance, scale up individual servers, and scale out very large databases. SQL Server 2008 is designed to take advantage of the latest hardware technologies to support server consolidation. Throughout this presentation, we look into SQL Server 2008 performance and scalability technologies and show how you can use these technologies to provide optimal performance and responsiveness for your large data solutions.