When considering how to improve the scalability of a SQL Server workload, many people jump to the conclusion that scaling up or scaling out are the only answers. This course, SQL Server: Scaling SQL Server 2012 and 2014: Part 2, builds on the earlier "Scaling SQL Server 2012 - Part 1" course and will show you a huge number of things you can do to improve performance and scalability. First, you'll learn about configuration issues in hardware, storage, Windows, and SQL Server, and you'll also see demonstrations of some of the issues and tools to help you find the issues in the first place. Finally, you'll get an explanation of some of the techniques and features you can use to scale up or scale out, once you've configured the system correctly. By the end of this course, you'll be able to improve the performance and scalability of a SQL Server workload.