SQL 2012 events in DFW area

I have done a bunch of SQL 2012 blog post lately. Several people have asked me about SQL events coming up. SQL 2012  events coming up soon. • SQL Saturday #107 – Houston, TX – April 21 • PASS SQL Rally – Dallas, TX – May 10 & 11 • Microsoft TechEd – Orlando, FL…


Houston Cloud Tech Slides

Yesterday 4/4/12  (by the way 37th happy birthday to MSFT)   we had a great event in Houston. I did 3 sessions.  Here are the  slides. Hybrid Cloud Office 365   System Center 2012 Overview   Thanks to Matt Hester for putting this last one together.   Remember you can download the Evaluation of System Center 2012…


Microsoft Desktop Deployment, Windows 8 and DaRT beta?

I was reading today on the Windows blog about a new Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 8 (DaRT) beta release.  It is part of MDOP Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack. DaRT 8 beta is designed to help IT professionals easily recover PCs that have become unusable, rapidly diagnose probable causes of issues, and quickly repair unbootable or…


SQL 2012: More Free Virtual Labs on MSDN

I was just notified that 4 more Virtual labs were released on SQL 2012.  Enjoy! MSDN Virtual Lab: SQL Server 2012: Working with the SQL Server 2012 Availability Groups   MSDN Virtual Lab: SQL Server 2012: Creating SQL Server 2012 Tabular BI Semantic Model with PowerPivot   MSDN Virtual Lab Express: SQL Server 2012: Exploring…


System Center 2012 RTM for TechNet Subscribers

If you are one of those TechNet subscribers that are always downloading stuff, and looked yesterday you quietly noticed something.  Yes for you(TechNet), MSDN, and EA download site customers,  the RTM bits of System Center 2012 became available on April 2nd!  This is ahead of the party at Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) coming up soon…


SQL 2012 RTM available for TechNet customers to download today!

I saw this morning that SQL 2012 RTM has been added to my list of downloads on TechNet subscriber site! Here is the announcement from the SQL team blog Microsoft is excited to announce the general availability (GA) of SQL Server 2012 for purchase and download. SQL Server 2012 has already been deployed for production…