Updating Your SQL Server 2008 Skills to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M10977)



In this course, you will learn how to use SQL Server 2014 product features and other Microsoft data platform components that have been added since the release of SQL Server 2008.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 10977.

Database and business intelligence (BI) professionals who are familiar with SQL Server 2008 and want to update their skills to SQL Server 2014
Learning Objectives
  • Key features and capabilities of SQL Server 2014
  • New and enhanced features to develop database in SQL Server 2014
  • In-memory database capabilities in SQL Server 2014
  • Manage SQL Server 2014 by using dynamic management views and PowerShell
  • Implement security in SQL Server 2014
  • Implement high availability and data recovery techniques in SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2014 Integration Services, Data Quality Services, and Master Data Services
  • Manage SQL Server 2012 agent and jobs
  • Implement a tabular data model in SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services
  • Implement a Self-Service BI solution with Microsoft Excel 2013
  • Key elements of cloud solutions for data
  • Implement a database in Microsoft Azure SQL Databases
  • Implement a SQL Server database in a Microsoft Azure virtual machine
  • Implement a Big Data solution with Microsoft Azure HDInsight and the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

1. Introduction to SQL Server 2014

  • Overview of SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2014 Editions and Components
  • Installing SQL Server 2014
  • Enhancements to SQL Server Management Studio

2. What's New in SQL Server Database Development

  • Transact-SQL Enhancements and Functions
  • Enhancements to Spatial Data Support
  • Storing and Querying Documents with SQL Server 2014

3. In-Memory Database Capabilities

  • The Buffer Pool Extension
  • Columnstore Indexes and Memory-Optimized Tables

4. Scripting SQL Server 2014

  • Dynamic Management Views
  • Manage SQL Server using PowerShell

5. Implementing Security in Microsoft SQL Server 2014

  • Security Management Enhancements
  • Contained Databases

6. High Availability and Data Recovery Enhancements

  • AlwaysOn High Availability
  • Enhancements to Data Recovery

7. New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server Integration Services

  • Use CDC Control Task for Incremental Data Loads
  • Deploy and Operate SSIS Packages

8. Data Quality Services

  • Introduction to Data Quality
  • Use Data Quality Services to Cleanse and Match Data

9. Master Data Services

  • Introduction to Master Data Services
  • Implement a Master Data Services Model
  • Use the Master Data Services Add-in for Excel

10. SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services

  • Reporting Services Overview
  • Reporting Services and Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Introduction to Data Alerts

11. Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model

  • Introduction to Analysis Services Tabular Data Model Projects
  • Creating a Tabular Model
  • Use an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model in the Enterprise

12. Self-Service Business Intelligence (BI) with Microsoft Excel

  • PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint Server
  • Power Query, Power View, and Power Map
  • Power BI for Office 365

13. Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions

  • Overview of Cloud Computing
  • Microsoft Azure Services for Data

14. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Database Security
  • Implementing and Managing Databases

15. SQL Server in Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
  • Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Connectivity and Security
  • Creating Databases in a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine

16. Implementing Big Data Solutions

  • Introduction to Big Data
  • Microsoft Azure HDInsight
  • Consuming HDInsight Results in Excel
  • Obtaining Data from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace