If you were leading Microsoft’s development programs, what would you add or change in SQL Server 2018?
Forget licensing or pricing changes – that’s dictated by the marketing teams, and those decisions are made really close to the release date. Instead, let’s think bigger: what are the really big improvements you’d make that would really drive increased adoption?
What features do you think would win people over from expensive platforms like Oracle or DB2, or would you focus on the open source MySQL or PostgreSQL crowds, or the outright NoSQL users?
Erik Says: We used to make posts like this half jokingly, but with MS embracing Community Driven Development, stuff like this can potentially go a lot further. Seriously, take the time to comment, or write your own blog posts about features you want. If you keep quiet, it’s your fault if you don’t see what you want in the product. Me? I’m still pulling for unlogged tables.