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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: September 20: SQL Server and Power BI Saturday in Mississauga

    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 focuses on the latest Microsoft technologies around BI and SQL Server. Event date and time : September 20, 2014...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Experience The Microsoft Vision For IT Infrastructure Event Series - Coming To A City Near You

    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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: March 29: Big Data Saturday II in Mississauga

    Event content (DataCamp Training Kit) is available here . Please take into account that it’s an executable file. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ As part of the series of Developer Movement events being hosted in Canada, Big Data Saturday II...
  • Blog Post: 15.02.2014: Samedi BigData à Montréal | Big Data Saturday in Montreal

    Samedi BigData 2014 à Montréal BigData Saturday 2014 in Montreal Joignez-vous à nous en cette nouvelle année pour une séance explorant les nouvelles possibilités offertes par les données volumineuses ou « Big Data ». Des experts et partenaires certifiés Microsoft seront sur place pour présenter les technologies...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2014 Community Preview

    See what’s new in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 by trying out the community preview. Like how it builds on the mission-critical capabilities delivered in the prior release by providing breakthrough performance, availability and manageability for your mission critical applications. SQL Server 2014 delivers...
  • Blog Post: 2 SQL Server 2014 webcasts: Mission Critical Performance and Hybrid Cloud

    Are you ready to learn more about new features in SQL Server 2014? The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) team just announced two new courses in their “Jump Start” series of live online training events on December 3-4.  The presentations will cover Mission Critical Performance and Hybrid Cloud Scenarios...