On March 7th, 2012 this online event will allow you to immerse yourself in the exciting New World of Data with SQL Server 2012. Engage not only Microsoft product teams, but with our partners and our most ground breaking customers. SQL Server 2012 is part of the broadest Data Platforms in technology today. Discover how it enables mission critical confidence, blazing fast performance, and stunning interactive data visualizations.
Global Virtual Launch Highlights
Watch & Learn
Learn more about the new features of SQL Server 2012. Our experts will demonstrate how your business can go further, forward, faster by capitalizing on Mission Critical Confidence, Break-Through Insights, and Cloud on you Terms.
Experts at your Fingertips
Chat live with product experts and MVP’s to get the inside scoop. Our team will be on hand to answer your questions about SQL Server 2012, network with you in the virtual lounge, and engage with you about key topics.
Engage with the Community
Harness the power of the Microsoft SQL Server community. Connect, share, and learn from global stakeholders who care about SQL Server just as much as you.
Win Cool Prizes
Participate in virtual launch activities like the keynote speech, technical demos and networking lounge and collect points. Points earn you the chance to win cool prizes such as cash gift cards, SQL Server Gear, and Xbox’s. The more points you earn, the bigger your prize will be!
2012 is looking to be an exciting year for releases...
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SQL Server Denali Sequence Object Overview
SQL Server Denali Feature Watch - FORMAT(), as in, "OMG we finally get .Net like Number/Date/Time formatting in our TSQL" Or "Saying goodbye to my old friend, Convert(103)..."
Time to start thinking about, and providing feedback on, what you’ll need to upgrade to Denali (aka next version of SQL Server)
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