G'day everyone!

What a week! The Microsoft Build 2014 conference in San Francisco has created a lot of hype. There are far too many to mention, however there were awesome announcements around Windows, Windows Phone, Azure! Check out Channel 9 for the Keynote videos, Q&A and many more! You can also see what our Chief Evangelist, Steve Guggenheimer, had to say about his Keynote and what excites him.

Throughout the week the SQL Server team announced generally availability of SQL Server 2014. Download and try the generally available release of SQL Server 2014 today on premises, or get up and running in minutes in the cloud. You can also tune in on April 15th to hear about our data platform strategy from Satya Nadella and members of the Data Platform team.

One last thing... if you haven't entered the competition yet, then you should!! Time is running out for your chance to win an Xbox One and Nokia Lumia 1520. If you download a qualifying evaluation before April 18th, you can go in the draw to win.

Have a great weekend!!

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