Hi everyone,

As you would know, Jeffa and Andrew have been out of the office recently doing IT Camps, so we invited in Shashank Pawar and James Crawshaw from Microsoft to deliver a TechNet LIVE session in their absence. They gave us a great technical overview last week on Cloud OS for Databases, focusing on how the new technologies in SQL Server, Windows Server and System Center work together to enable you to run demanding SQL Server workloads, consolidate sprawl, and reduce costs.

You can watch their session on-demand now over at TechNet Video - by either streaming it, or downloading a copy for offline viewing.

During the session, the guys also shared these helpful links:

Cloud OS Server and Cloud Platform

Learn at Microsoft Virtual Academy

Watch and get updates at Channel 9

R2 Wave Product Download:

Microsoft Private Cloud Reference Architecture information

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

Be sure to check them out for more information on the topics discussed. You can also follow Shashank on his blog SQLman here. Thanks to the guys for taking the time to share their expertise!

I'll be posting later this week about our upcoming TechNet LIVE events so stay tuned for more details...

Cheers,

Katherine.