MySQL has added several new features with the 5.5 release and the 5.6 previews. This session is an over view of the new features and how they can best be utilized. New features in replication, InnoDB, plug-in authentication, connection pooling, enterprise tools, performance, and NoSQL access of data will be included. This session is intended for all levels of attendees. This will cover changes and updates to the MySQL database server, data connectors, enterprise tools, MySQL cluster, Workbench, and more. The new features of the preview releases will be details to help the community prepare for new features being developed.