Microsoft’s latest SQL Server 2022 release has a number of attractive capabilities. For business continuity, users are able to continuously replicate data to and from the cloud. This is done through the link feature in Azure SQL Managed Instance. This will help ensure uptime with fully managed disaster recovery. With this release of SQL Server, users also have the option to analyze all their data using Spark Runtimes in the cloud with Azure Synapse Link.
Windows Server 2022
The Windows Server 2022 operating system is a proven solution for running business-critical workloads. It introduces advanced multi-layer security, hybrid capabilities with Azure, and a flexible application platform. Users can use Windows Admin Center for improved virtual machine management.
It offers advanced multi-layer protection against threats with secured core server. Use Windows Defender System Guard to protect system integrity from firmware attack. Also use virtualization-based security to isolate critical parts of the system.
Windows Server 2022 is a flexible application platform. Organizations can improve container application deployment with smaller image size for faster download and simplified authentication. Also acceleration modernization of .NET applications.
If you need help deciding, there are many ways to try Windows Server 2022. One way is to download the ISO. You will have 180 days to try out this evaluation version of Windows Server. Evaluation versions of Windows Server must activate it over the internet in the first 10 days to avoid automatic shutdown.
SQL Server Configuration Manager and Management Studio are Added Bonuses
Microsoft SQL Server Configuration Manager is a tool to manage SQL Server services, configure the network protocols used by SQL Server, and manage the network connectivity configuration from SQL Server client computers. SQL Server Configuration Manager is a Microsoft Management Console snap-in available from the Start menu or can be added to any other Microsoft Management Console display. With it, the users can access the SQL Server instance, SQL Browser, SQL Server agent, SQL Server CEIP service, and SQL Service VSS Writer.
SQL Server Configuration Manager is installed with your SQL Server installation. There is a corresponding SQL Server Configuration Manager version to manage your version of SQL Server.
SQL Server supports Shared Memory, Named Pipes, and TCP/IP protocols. For example, to enable TCP/IP protocol, the user only needs to open “SQL Server Configuration Manager” and expand “SQL Server Network Configuration.”
You can manage and optimize SQL Server resources through configuration options by using SQL Server Management Studio or the sp_configure system stored procedure. Some of the available configuration options include min server memory and max server memory.