GroupBy: New Engine Features in SQL Server 2019
The first demo that bombed was ADD SENSITIVTY CLASSIFICATION. I guess I created too many audits preparing for the session and got a wire crossed somewhere.
The second demo that bombed was create resumable index - some timing issue I couldn't nail down between the start of the operation and the pause. This is what was supposed to happen:
- Start a lengthy index operation
- Jump to a separate tab and pause it
- Observe that the index creation was, in fact, interrupted
- See how far it got, then resume and let it finish
I've confirmed that running the scripts now, not under duress, they work as expected.
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After two demo fails, Kendra suggested I don't cross any streets. How right she was. On the way to the dentist at lunchtime, I picked up a $1,300 deck screw:
I have run-flats, so I was able to drive to the shop. But since I have all-wheel drive and (I'm learning now) a very sensitive DSC system, all four tires have to be replaced so they have nearly identical tread war. So that was fun!
Aaron (@AaronBertrand) is a Data Platform MVP with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. He is editor-in-chief of the performance-related blog, SQLPerformance.com, and serves as a community moderator for the Database Administrators Stack Exchange. Aaron's blog focuses on T-SQL bad habits and best practices, as well as coverage of updates and new features in Plan Explorer, SentryOne, and SQL Server.