Should I upgrade to SQL Server 2016 or SQL Server 2017? Is it more risky with SQL Server 2017. Were there any Database Engine enhancements in SQL Server 2017? Or was simply a release vehicle for SQL Server in Linux. In this session we will look at the investments Microsoft made to the core relational Database Engine and why you should upgrade to it. With it’s improved query processing and improve features to further enhance scalability you should be bypassing SQL Server 2016.


Victor Isakov, Microsoft Certified Architect SQL Server Solutions

Victor Isakov (MCA, MCM, MCSM, MCT, MVP) is a Database Architect and trainer who provides consulting and training services to various organizations in the public, private, and NGO sectors globally. He regularly speaks at international conferences such as Microsoft TechEd/Ignite, PASS Summit, IT/Dev Connections, and SQLSaturdays. Victor has written a number of books on SQL Server and has worked with Microsoft to develop the SQL Server exams and certification. In 2017 he authored “Exam Ref 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure (1st Edition)”. He is one of only three non-Microsoft, Microsoft Certified Architects in the world.