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IT CAMP: Time to upgrade to SQL Server 2014
You are invited! On April 12‚ 2016 Extended Support for SQL Server 2005 is coming to an end. After this date Microsoft will no longer provide assisted support‚ security updates or hotfixes for SQL Server 2005. Now is the time to upgrade to SQL Server 2014. Upgrade is an opportunity for your organization...
8 Oct 2015
SQL Server 2005 End of Support (EOS) Resources
On April 12‚ 2016 Extended Support for SQL Server 2005 is coming to an end. After this date Microsoft will no longer provide assisted support‚ security updates or hotfixes for SQL Server 2005. Now is the time to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 or Azure SQL Database. Upgrade is an opportunity for your organization...
24 Aug 2015
MVP Series: 7 Ways to Lose Your DBA Job
We are thrilled to have special guest authors from the Canadian MVP Award Program contributing posts . For the next few weeks, we will be posting a different article from one of our Canadian SQL Server MVPs each week. We hope you enjoy them, please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks to Karen Lopez...
27 Jan 2015
MVP Series: Promoting an Excel Tabular Model to SSAS
We are thrilled to have special guest authors from the Canadian MVP Award Program contributing posts around their favourite tips, tricks & features of SQL 2014. For the next few weeks, we will be posting a different article from one of our Canadian SQL Server MVPs each week. We hope you enjoy them...
15 Jan 2015
Webcast Series: Top 5 Microsoft Data Platform Solutions
You are invited. Data Platform Technologies are constantly evolving. To help you keep up to date Microsoft Canada introduces a Data Platform webcast series. Please join us to learn about new generation of Microsoft Data Platform solutions: Power BI‚ Analytical Platform System appliance, In-Memory technologies...
24 Dec 2014
MVP Series: Overlooked Features of SQL 2014
For the next couple months we are thrilled to have special guest authors from the Canadian MVP Award Program contributing posts around their favourite tips, tricks & features of SQL 2014. For the next few weeks, we will be posting a different article from one of our Canadian SQL Server MVPs each...
15 Dec 2014
Webémissions de Microsoft Canada: Power BI, Analyse prédictive et "SQL Server as a Service"
Vous êtes invité. Vous avez été nombreux à assister aux divers événements de formation virtuelle que nous avons publiés. Dans la foulée de ce succès, Microsoft Canada organise une série de webémissions portant sur la plateforme de données Microsoft. Ces événements visent à vous aider à en apprendre plus...
20 Oct 2014
Microsoft Canada Webcasts: Power BI, Predictive Analytics and SQL Server as a Service
You are invited. We’ve had a great response to the various virtual training events we’ve been posting. Continuing that momentum‚ Microsoft Canada is hosting a Microsoft Data Platform webcast series. These events are designed to help you learn more about the latest Microsoft Data Platform solutions: Power...
20 Oct 2014
18 Free SQL Server 2014, Azure and BI virtual labs
Do you want to learn about SQL Server 2014, Azure SQL Databases, Corporate BI, and Power BI without the need of installing and configuring the installation bits? We’ve just released 18 (eighteen) new virtual labs based on the integrated demo Virtual Machines with full step-by-step instructions. All that...
18 Aug 2014
September 20: SQL Server and Power BI Saturday in Mississauga
Please download the event presentations here __________________________________________________ You have been invited to take part in a free 1-day training event targeted towards SQL Server and BI Professionals. Overview: SQL 14 and Power BI Saturday is a technical, day long seminar that...
14 Aug 2014
Microsoft Data Platform events in Canada: SQL 2014, Power BI, Predictive Analytics and BIG Data
Want to get familiar with the new SQL Server 2014, Power BI, Azure Predictive Analytics or Microsoft Big Data solutions? Join Microsoft Canada, our partners and the SQL PASS community for an across Canada in-person and online event series that will introduce you to these solutions. Please find the...
13 Aug 2014
Released new version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA)
Microsoft released the latest SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) 6.0 for Oracle/Sybase/MySQL, and Microsoft Access. SSMA is a free tool that s implifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including...
24 Jul 2014
Experience The Microsoft Vision For IT Infrastructure Event Series - Coming To A City Near You
Chris Di Lullo
It’s a new day in IT. There are more apps, more devices, and now, more data than ever — all driven by the rise of cloud computing and the use of cloud services. With these technologies playing an ever present role in businesses, see how Microsoft’s strategy can help IT drive more efficiency...
8 May 2014
Free SQL Server trainings from Microsoft Partner
What's New in PowerShell v3...and 4! 5/1/2014, 11:00am ET PowerShell v3 was a massive new release. With literally thousands of new cmdlets and a new ISE, where do you start? In this session we'll begin with an overview of the feature sets included with v3, plus the new ISE. Then we'll look...
22 Apr 2014
Free eBook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014
We’re pleased to announce a free SQL Server 2014 ebook – Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 – by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner. You can download this eBook here: Download the PDF (8.08 MB) Download the EPUB file (8.22 MB) Download the Mobi for Kindle file (12.3MB) Introduction Microsoft SQL Server...
16 Apr 2014
SQL Server 2014. Benefits of upgrading from SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008R2 and 2012.
Are you running a previous version of SQL Server and want to know what new SQL Server capabilities you will be able to use by upgrading to the latest version? Please find below the list of new features introduced since SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008R2 and SQL Server 2012 (it will be a very long blog...
14 Apr 2014
SQL Server 2014 for Service Providers: L300 Deep Dive on Opportunities & Technical Capabilities
April 17, 2014 11:00–12:00 EST Session Overview: SQL Server 2014 delivers mission critical performance across all workloads with in-memory built-in, faster insights from any data with familiar tools, and a platform to easily build, deploy and manage solutions in hybrid environments. Learn directly from...
3 Apr 2014
Lancement de Microsoft SQL Server 2014 à Québec
Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Hotel Plaza Québec, salle Carmen 3031 boul. Laurier, Québec , QC ( map ) 46.764252 -71.293617 Inscrivez-vous ici GRATUIT POUR TOUS! Afin de réserver votre place pour cet événement, vous devez absolument vous créer un compte gratuit de Meetup pour vous inscrire...
28 Mar 2014
SQL Server 2014 and Power BI launch events in Canada
> please find the latest event list here . Want to get familiar with the new SQL Server 2014 and Power BI? Microsoft Canada, our partners and SQL PASS community will run a series of SQL Server 2014 and Power BI launch events across Canada and online. Please find below the upcoming events...
21 Mar 2014
Samedi SQL: Lancement de Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 sera disponible à compter du 1 avril (et ce n'est pas un poisson d'avril!). Microsoft a continuer d'améliorer plusieurs fonctionnalités de son engin de base de données. Cette journée permettra aux DBA, aux développeurs, aux curieux d'entendre parler et de voir...
20 Mar 2014
Ottawa SQL Server 2014 Day May 9th
Microsoft in collaboration with SQLTeach is having a full day of presentation on SQL Server 2014. We will be presenting 5 sessions on different feature of SQL Server 2014. Join us for this free workshop day in Microsoft Office. See the presented sessions below. Date: Friday May 9th Location: 100 Queen...
20 Mar 2014
SQL Server 2014 RTM announced!
We are very happy to announce SQL Server 2014 has been released to manufacturing and will be generally available on April 1 . What’s new in SQL Server 2014? Breakthrough performance with In-Memory OLTP In-Memory OLTP: In-memory transaction processing (In-Memory OLTP) speeds up an already very fast experience...
19 Mar 2014
Webcast for Microsoft Partners: Positioning SQL Server 2014 and the Microsoft Data Platform
Session Overview: Microsoft partners are invited to join the SQL Server 2014 Academy Live sales readiness session to learn more about how to effectively position SQL Server 2014 with customers and drive adoption of the new data platform. Microsoft SQL Server 2014 builds on the mission-critical capabilities...
5 Mar 2014
Webcast for Microsoft Partners: SQL Server 2014 Partner Opportunities
Session Overview: Microsoft partners are invited to join the SQL Server 2014 Academy Live session to learn more about the partner opportunities with the new product. SQL Server 2014 delivers mission critical performance across all workloads with in-memory technologies built-in, faster insights from any...
5 Mar 2014
SQL PASS: SQL Server 2014 webcast series
Countdown to the launch of SQL Server 2014 and learn about new features and performance enhancements with this series of webinars presented by expert Microsoft Speakers, and hosted by the PASS Virtual Chapters. Date Details Hosted By 6-Mar SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP Overview DBA Fundamentals 11-Mar...
28 Feb 2014
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