Community Keynote -- 30+ Years of Innovation: How Do We Keep Up with Technology?
Over the 30+ years I've been working with SQL Server, I've seen an incredible amount of innovation and change. How do we keep up with so many changes and how do we know how and when to implement them when there are so many options?
I've always said that my favorite thing about SQL Server is that you can solve virtually any problem – by knowing the right way to solve it. Each feature has options and tweaks that make it better suited for some scenarios and inappropriate for others. And that's led us to the “it depends” response. However, "it depends" is not the answer, it's just the beginning. The beginning of a process where you understand your goals, design your strategy / prototype, and apply the appropriate technology after you've defined your specifications.
But how do you keep up with the innovation? How do you keep your team happy? Learning, Sharing, and Growing – these are the mainstays of a cohesive and productive team not to mention, the best way to leverage such a powerful platform.