Also today, Microsoft unveiled the next generation of SQL Server, which showcases continued commitment to providing a trusted, scalable platform supporting mission critical workloads and offering increased developer and IT efficiency and managed self-service BI. The first CTP of SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” is available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers today. To download and give feedback, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/product-info/future-editions.aspx
- Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) program for SQL Server Experts. Microsoft is announcing a revised program for SQL Server experts to achieve MCM certification at a lower cost and with more flexibility. The expansion of the new SQL Microsoft Certified Master program provides broad availability to those who want to differentiate themselves is the competitive IT market. It offers validation of deep technical know-how and mission-critical skills demonstrated through passing the intensive certification exams. To learn more, please click here.
· Microsoft Codename “Atlanta,” a new cloud service for overseeing SQL Server configuration to ensure best operational practices. The secure cloud service can help IT to proactively avoid configuration problems and rapidly resolve identified issues through step by step guidance. Learn more about Atlanta: www.microsoftatlanta.com
The PASS 2010 event is currently being held through November 11th in Seattle, Wash. To learn more about PASS, please click here and to join the conversation on Twitter, use the #sqlpass and #denali hashtags. To view the event press release, please click here, and to visit the SQL Server PressPass site, please click here.
As a reminder, Quentin Clark, the GM for Database Systems Group will be on stage tomorrow at 8:45 am Pacific Time, to take more of a deep-dive approach around SQL Server codename “Denali,” with an hour packed of exciting new demos covering future features. To stream the keynote live, click here.