As the countdown continues to the launch of the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server, the excitement levels continue to rise and rise, and why shouldn’t they given all that SQL Server 2012 brings with it?! To help make sure you are aware of your opportunity to participate in our Virtual Launch event that we are conducting on March 7, 2012 and to let you know about a bunch of SQL Server 2012 information and resources that are available now and have been shared recently, I am putting up this quick collection for you here on the blog.
First, let’s start with the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event that is taking place on March 7, 2012. The event will feature Keynote presentations by:
- Ted Kummert – Corporate Vice President, Business Platform Division, Microsoft
- Quentin Clark – Corporate Vice President, Database Systems Group, Microsoft
In addition, there will be a series of over 30+ sessions delivered across three tracks:
- Breakthrough Insights
- Mission Critical Confidence
- Cloud on your Terms
Also, you will have the opportunity to connect with product experts and MVPs by chatting with them and asking questions in the virtual lounge.
- Agenda – You can see the full agenda for the March 7th event HERE.
- Register – You can register to attend the March 7th Virtual Launch Event HERE.
In addition to participating in the Virtual Launch Event, they will also be offering prizes for people based on their earning badges for doing activities such as watching the keynote, tweeting, and much more. Some of the prizes included include: cash gift cards, BOSE headphones, and Xbox Kinects.
Now for some of the other information, resources, etc. for you around SQL Server 2012 that you may want to check out and utilize:
SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate:
- SQL Server 2012 RC0 is available for download right now. Why not download it today and get started with SQL Server 2012?
SQL Server 2012 General:
- Wondering about the SQL Server 2012 Editions are and the differences? Take a look here to see an overview of each and an quick look at the differences
- Product Specifications for SQL Server 2012
- Quick-Start Installation of SQL Server 2012
- What’s New in SQL Server 2012
- Installation for SQL Server 2012
- Getting SQL Server Assistance – Contains links to the primary sources of information about Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate 0 (RC 0). The topic also contains links to support sites.
- How Do I (SQL Server) – Contains links to information about performing frequently-run SQL Server tasks.
- Tools and Utilities Documentation Map – Contains links to information about the tools and utilities included with SQL Server.
SQL Server 2012 Online Books & Documentation:
- Books Online for SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate 0 (RC 0)
- Developer Reference for SQL Server 2012
- Installation for SQL Server 2012
- Tutorials for SQL Server 2012 RC0
- "Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012" ebook
SQL Server Web Sites:
- SQL Server on Microsoft.com
- SQL Server Resource Center
- SQL Server TechCenter
- SQL Server Developer Center
- Data Platform Developer Center
- XML Developer Center
- SQL Server 2012 resources on Microsoft Partner Network Portal
SQL Server Virtual Labs:
- Check out the SQL Server Virtual Labs available online, including:
- Upgrading to SQL Server 2012
- Installing and managing SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server
- Always on Availability Groups
- and many more…
- Check out just some of the customers using SQL Server 2012 already today
- Watch some of the videos being shared on the SQL Server YouTube channel
- Follow the latest on the SQL Server Team Blog
Be sure to take a few minutes and register at the link above to join us for the March 7th SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch event, download the SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate and utilize the SQL Server 2012 resources included above for you. I hope you find them helpful and they help get you pointed in the right direction for your goals with SQL Server 2012. By the way, if you have the Microsoft Partner Info mobile app installed on you Windows Phone, you have access to the latest from the SQL Server Team by simply clicking on SQL Server under “Products” on the home page of the app.
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