Free SQL Server Training With 24 Hours of PASS

March 18, 2012

PASS are offering 24 Hours of PASS with 24 consecutive technical webcasts - all free and require only registration. The date for you to mark is March 21st  2012, depending on your time zone. This time around includes closed captions in 15 different languages. Sessions in 24 Hours of PASS are very SQL Server 2012 oriented and very varied in topic with something for everyone, ranging from: Tier-1 BI in the Age of Bees and Elephants - with Denny Lee, SQL Server 2012 Memory Management - with Neil Hambly, What to Look For in SQL Server 2012 Execution Plans...
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SQL Server 2012 Released and a Free EBook

March 12, 2012

SQL Server 2012 was released last weekend (and yes, I know this means I’m late to blog about it!). Along with it were released the Data Mining Add-In for Excel 2010 (with a 64 bit version) and PowerPivot v2.0. Whether your company just bought SQL Server 2012, you downloaded the Express Edition or the Evaluation, you could probably still use some help. The ”Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (second DRAFT preview)” EBook was released in January and is free to download – enjoy!