11 Free SQL Server 2012 Online Training Courses to Sharpen Your Skills

  Our friends at Microsoft Virtual Academy have a number of no-cost online training courses available, delivered by Microsoft experts across a broad range of subjects. We’ve pulled together the courses relevant to SQL Server 2012 and consolidated them for you below.  In total there are 11, count ‘em, 11 courses! The courses cover content…


Microsoft IT Architect Forums

Discover how Microsoft hybrid cloud solutions help unify the best of your datacenter and the public cloud in one consistent platform to give you greater choice, flexibility, and the tools you need to move your business forward. This year we are excited to provide you with an exclusive in depth look at our latest hybrid…


Microsoft BIG Data: Windows Azure HDInsight general availability

Windows Azure HDInsight provides 100% Apache Hadoop as a service in the cloud. HDInsight builds on top of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to ensure full compatibility with Apache Hadoop. HDInsight offers: Insights with familiar tools: Through integration with Microsoft’s business intelligence tools, HDInsight enables customers to easily analyze data in Excel. Deployment Agility: With…


Extend Your SQL Server 2012 Performance with PDW – Free Webinar

Do you want to find out how SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW), can help you enhance your SQL query response times by up to 100x over legacy solutions? Are you interested in learning more about Microsoft’s Massive Parallel Processing Solution? By attending this webinar‚ you’ll learn: How PDW is a logical extension of…


Big Data Saturday, October 26, Mississauga

Thanks to all who were able to attend Big Data Saturday event in Mississauga. Event presentations are available here. It wouldn’t have been possible without the engaging presentations from our speakers and the support of our sponsors, both of which truly made it real! New world of Data, Harp Girn, General Manager, Server & Tools…


Webcast: Better Decision-making For Your Business Users. Agile and Cost-effective

Today, many organizations are challenged more than ever to empower employees with insights and views on how to deliver consistent data in a cost-effective manner. To unlock the potential of better data analysis, your organization needs a solution that allows for the flexibility demanded by your business users and IT. This webcast will talk about…


Free MVA training: Getting Started with Microsoft Big Data

New Microsoft Big Data training became available on Microsoft Virtual Academy. In this session, you’ll get an overview of Microsoft Big Data tools as part of the Windows Azure HDInsight and Storage services. As a developer, you’ll learn how to create map-reduce programs and automate the workflow of processing Big Data jobs. As a SQL…


SQL Server Private Cloud and Virtualization

We will collect SQL Server Virtualization datasheets, white papers, articles and presentations in this post. Microsoft Datasheets and Whitepapers   ·         Best Practices for Virtualizing and Managing SQL Server 2012 ·         Optimizing SQL Server 2012 for Private Cloud ·         Onboarding SQL Server Private Cloud Environments   Case Studies (please use Private Cloud and Virtualization filter)…


Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Course On Demand

Now available on-demand, build your knowledge of database fundamentals and SQL Server in this Microsoft Virtual Academy Jump Start on ‘Querying SQL Server 2012 Databases’  This course will also help you prepare for Exam 70-461. Course is available on Microsoft Virtual Academy. You can watch each module online, download video (MP4, WMV) or presentation..