SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event and Download Info

The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event is starting on 7th March! As part of a global team on March 7th, I’m answering questions on the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event, which is being held online. Register here:  If you’re not sure what the fuss is about, take a look at the video here:



In the meantime, if you can’t wait that long, you can download an evaluation of SQL Server 2012 – not RC0! – then please visit this link. If you’re interested in a preview about SQL Server 2012 and private cloud, please visit Ross Mistry’s article here

The Virtual Event is a global, online SQL Server Virtual Launch Event event will allow you to get the latest information on Microsoft SQL Server 2012. You can interact directly with:

  • Microsoft Product Teams
  • Select customers who are part of the SQL Server 2012 story
  • Microsoft Partners
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals 


There are over thirty separate sessions which focus on new mission-critical capabilities, data visualisations and performance benefits. For example, here are some of the sample sessions where you can learn:

  • Why Oracle DBAs should learn about SQL Server
  • Performance Increases with the Column Store Index
  • Unstructured Data search
  • Unlock the value of Big Data with SQL Server
  • Self-Service Analysis with Power View


Best of all, since this is a community virtual launch, you’ll get to meet, online, the people behind SQL Server 2012. In my opinion, you should take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with Microsoft Product team, and other experts who want to share their enthusiasm with you.

The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch event is global, and lasts for 24 hours. I’ll be online to help answer your questions and chat between 2200 and 2400 UK Time, which is 2PM PST (UTC -8 hours) or 5PM EST (UTC -5 hours) but I’ll be participating throughout the day too. I cannot wait!

I look forward to meeting you in the Virtual Lounges or online on Twitter. Come and join in the fun, you never know whom you might meet! See you there!


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