SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event!

We are excited about the launch of SQL Server 2012. Please join us for SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event kicks off on March 7, 2012 starting at 8:00AM Pacific (-8:00 GMT) with keynotes from Microsoft Executives including: Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Business Platform Division and Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Database Systems Group. Following the keynotes, you’ll have access to over 30 sessions to learn about the new capabilities of SQL Server 2012 at your own pace, on your own schedule.
The following sessions below are recommended for CIOs and IT Decision Makers who are interested in learning more about the business value that SQL Server 2012 offers. In these sessions you’ll hear from industry analysts, thought leaders and real-world customers on top-of-mind topics, including Big Data, Business Intelligence, Hybrid IT and the importance of an enterprise-ready data platform. Highlights include a session by Microsoft Technical Fellow Dave Campbell on the importance of Business Intelligence and Big Data to today’s leading enterprises, a Forrester Research session on SQL Server 2012’s business value, and a session featuring social networking analysis site Klout on how they leverage SQL Server Analysis Services to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.
Register today at http://www.sqlserverlaunch.com for the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event and start adding the recommended sessions below to your calendars.
Breakthrough Insights with Microsoft Big Data
Are you wondering how to extract insights in a world where data is expected to grow by up to 44 times by 2020, with 85% of it coming from new sources? This session will outline how Microsoft’s Big Data solution enables you to unlock insights on all your data, including structured and unstructured data of any size. Through integration of Hadoop with powerful BI tools such as PowerPivot and Power View in SQL Server 2012, Microsoft empowers you to analyze all your data, including unstructured data from Hadoop.
Duration : 20 Minutes
Unlocking the Value of Big Data with Microsoft Business Intelligence
Klout is a groundbreaking company that extracts signals from social networks to determine which people are most influential. Hadoop is a core part of how Klout captures and processes over 3 billion signals daily, however translating and analyzing these signals into meaningful information requires a scalable and cost effective business intelligence solution. That’s where Microsoft SQL Server 2012 comes in, delivering “speed of thought” ad hoc queries, with response times of under 10 seconds on 35 billion rows of data. Learn more about Big Data and BI best practices in this session.
Duration : 20 Minutes
Independent Research on SQL Server 2012
Register for this session to join our guests Noel Yuhanna and Jeffrey North of Forrester Research to get first-hand insight into the benefits of SQL Server 2012.
Duration : 20 Minutes
Building the Modern Enterprise with Hybrid IT
In today’s modern enterprise you will likely have applications across multiple deployment environments from the Traditional non-virtualized, to Private and Public Clouds. This session will outline Microsoft’s Hybrid IT strategy and associated solutions to help you optimize your IT environment and your application portfolio. The session will focus on the database intensive application scenarios to illustrate the value a Hybrid IT environment can bring to your enterprise.
Duration : 20 Minutes
If you’re interested in learning more about these topics and how SQL Server 2012 provides an innovative, flexible information platform that delivers all this and more, you won’t want to miss the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event on March 7!
Visit http://www.sqlserverlaunch.com for more information and I hope to see you online!