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What's New (Database Engine)

This latest release of the SQL Server Database Engine introduces new features and enhancements that increase the power and productivity of architects, developers, and administrators who design, develop, and maintain data storage systems.

These are the areas in which the Database Engine has been enhanced.

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Availability Enhancements (Database Engine)

Describes enhancements to high availability features.

Manageability Enhancements (Database Engine)

Describes enhancements to tools and monitoring features.

Programmability Enhancements (Database Engine)

Describes programmability enhancements in the Database Engine. 

Scalability and Performance Enhancements (Database Engine)

Describes scalability and performance enhancements in the Database Engine

Security Enhancements (Database Engine)

Describes security enhancements in the SQL Server Database Engine

Resource Governor Enhancements (Database Engine)

Describes Resource Governor enhancements in the Database Engine.

Backup and Restore Enhancements

Describes enhancements to backup and restore features

Microsoft.SqlServer.Dac and Microsoft.SqlServer.Dac.Extensions

The Microsoft.SqlServer.Dac namespace provides classes you can use in your code to perform operations on DACPAC and BACPAC packages. The Microsoft.SqlServer.Dac.Extensions namespace provides classes containing extension methods you can use in your code to retrieve information from DACPAC and BACPAC packages or utilize the expanded functionality not currently present in the Microsoft.SqlServer.Dac namespace.

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