Top 30 Must See Videos, Demonstrations For Developers That Highlight TechEd

TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s current and soon-to-be- released suite of products, solutions, tools, and services. This June we celebrate the 20th annual TechEd North America in Orlando. Experience four days of hands-on training from Microsoft experts. I have put together…


Earn Silver Data Platform, BI Competencies Using SQL Server 2012 MPR Tests

There are two Microsoft Platform Ready tests for organizations building applications on SQL Server. Successful completion also provide one of the key steps toward a Silver Competency on Microsoft Platform Network. The tests are: The Microsoft Platform Ready SQL Server Test – This test will validate that your application correctly utilizes the latest version of…


SQL Server 2012 Now Generally Available

Microsoft has announced the general availability (GA) of SQL Server 2012 for purchase and download, according to the SQL Server Team blog post SQL Server 2012 is Generally Available. SQL Server 2012 delivers a powerful new set of capabilities for mission-critical workloads, business intelligence and hybrid IT across traditional datacenters and public and private clouds….


SQL Server 2012 Update for Developers – 2 Day Technical Workshop

You are invited to attend a two-day workshop for developers, database administrators, and technical decision makers on SQL Server 2012. The training will help you understand how to build enterprise grade solutions which exploit key improvements in SQL Server 2012. Participation in this training course offers the following benefits: Learn all the essential elements of…


SQL Server 2012 RTM Available for Evaluation, App Compatibility Test

Evaluations of the release to manufacturing version (RTM) version of SQL Server 2012  will allow you to test your application for compatibility.   The fully functional trial software will automatically expire after six months. Get it from the SQL Server 2012 download site. General availability of SQL Server through retail channels and MSDN is expected to…


Go to Market with SQL Server 2012 ‘Sneak Peek Campaign’

Microsoft has just released the SQL SERVER 2012 Sneak Peek Campaign. This campaign allows you to give your customers an early look at the powerful capabilities of SQL Server 2012 from unlocking data insights to building solutions and extending into the cloud.  A key component of the cloud-ready information platform, SQL Server 2012 will help…


SQL Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing, Sets Performance Records, Offers Increased ROI

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing. SQL Server 2012 helps address challenges of increasing data volumes by rapidly turning data into actionable business insights. Microsoft’s modern data platform SQL Server 2012 is launching today. Evaluations is now available (as of March 9) and general availability starting April 1. Thousands of customers have evaluated…


Register Today to Join in the SQL Server 2012 Launch March 7

You are cordially invited to be a part of the Virtual Launch Event for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Attendance is free and open to both partners and customers. All you need to do is register here. Hear from Microsoft executives about new functionality being released. If you are unable to attend the event, the Virtual…


Give Your App High Availability, Disaster Recovery Using AlwaysOn SQL Server 2012

Have you wanted to offer your customers disaster recovery/high availability? But providing that capability seems like a big programming challenge. Instead, SQL Server 2012 introduces AlwaysOn where you can offer added value with a straight forward code change in your connection string. AlwaysOn by design looks similar to database mirroring, but is actually a combination…


Guide for How to Test Your Application for Compatibility with SQL Server 2012

ISVs are getting ready for the release of SQL Server 2012 by checking code to be sure it will support the new release. Microsoft provides tools that will help you in your testing. This article provides the steps you can take to be sure your application is customer-ready for SQL Server 2012. Customer Expectations For…