On March 7th we went live with the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event with incredible turn out to date! We appreciate the fantastic response from the community! There are still tons of online and in person events around the globe joining in on the celebration of SQL Server 2012!


Click here to register for 24 Hours of PASS
(21 March 2012 GMT, online)

PASS has assembled a great set of speakers for the March 24HoP including many sessions on Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Check out our own Denny Lee talking about Tier-1 BI in the Age of Bees and Elephants and Cindy Gross’s discussion on Fitting Microsoft Hadoop into your Enterprise BI Strategy. Be sure to register for all 24 consecutive SQL Server and Microsoft Business Intelligence sessions starting at 0:00:00 GMT on 21 March 2012. Don’t miss your favorite session – be sure to add to your calendar to confirm your local time.


Click here to register for DevConnections
(26-28 March 2012, Las Vegas, NV)

Shawn Bice, Microsoft Director of Program Management Database Systems Group, will keynote DevConnections on Monday evening, March 26th. Be sure to check out one of the 15 other Microsoft sessions including Gert Drapers session on “Database Development with SQL Server Data Tools” and the “What’s New in SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services” session from Chuck Heinzelman.


Click here to register for SQL Bits X
(29 – 31 March 2012, London, UK)

While the main conference and community days are both sold out, there is still time to register for one of the great Training Day sessions including Deep dive into Analysis Services with Akshai Mirchandani and Beyond Relational in SQL Server 2012 and SQL Futures with Michael Rys. Be on the look out for information on streaming of the SQL Bits keynote from Quentin Clark, Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Database Systems.

Coming up in May – don’t miss out on SQL Rally Dallas May 10 & 11, 2012!

For the full list of events, check out the Microsoft SQL Server Events page here.