As December begins the realization is that Year 2014 is about to come to an end. The month of November was a travel month for me. I have travelled to 6 different cities, 2 countries and 3 different conferences presenting and discussing SQL Server. While presenting at this conference I realized that even though SQL Server 2014 has been released for quite a while, the adoption of the product is very slow. There are two main reasons, I figured out regarding why there is not much of the adoption of SQL Server.
Reason 1: Price of the SQL Server 2014
It seems like there is heavy concern about the upgrade price for SQL Server 2014. Many are concerned that SQL Server 2014 is the expense they would not be able to justify to their boss if they are already using SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012. There were quite a many developers who were even concerned that there are not enough features introduced in SQL Server which can be justified as a solid reason to upgrade to SQL Server.
Well, here is where the second reason kicks in.
Reason 2: Lack of Learning Resources
Lots of people complained that there are not enough resources which can teach them SQL Server 2014. There are MSDN and few other website, but there is no real course out there which can walk users with them to upgrade them to the latest version of SQL Server. The lack of good resources out is also one of the reasons for why many organizations are not aware of what SQL Server 2014 has to offer and how it can be justified to upgrade.
SQL Server 2014 Video Course
Earlier this year I have created a Pluralsight course on SQL Server 2014 Administration New Features. The course is very popular as it covers quite a few of the most talked features of SQL Server 2014. I earlier recommended this course to quite a few who wants to upgrade themselves to SQL Server 2014. I have so far received very good feedback on this course. This course also talks about Azure, Security and Performance tuning aspects of SQL Server 2014. If you are new to SQL Server or even if you are familiar with earlier version of SQL Server but wants to upgrade yourself to the new version of SQL Server. This is the course which you want to explore and learn.
Here is the abstract of the course: Every new release of SQL Server brings a whole load of new features that an administrator can add to their arsenal of efficiency. This course takes a tour of the basic new features that were introduced, including backup, security, column store enhancements, Resource Governor, General Administration, Azure integration, extensions with SQL Server 2014 and more.
Here is the image of the actual course page which describes the outline of the course.
If you are interested in learning this course. Leave a comment and I have few passes for FREE learning of this course which I can share with you. Make sure you have provided your correct email address.
Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)