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Pilot & Deploy
SQL Server Deployment Planning Services
Streamline deployment with SQL Server Deployment Planning Services (SSDPS) — custom deployment plans to help you launch a business intelligence solution, migrate from Oracle, or upgrade to SQL Server 2012.
TechNet Radio: IT Time–What's New in SQL Server Code Name "Denali" (Part 1 of 3)
Uncover some of the new and exciting things coming our way with the next edition of SQL Server – Code Name "Denali". Tune in as we welcome Mouli Gopalakrishnan, a Program Manager with the SQL Server team over in the Microsoft Hyderabad campus in India as he takes us through its Core Features – including AlwaysON – its High Availability, Disaster Recovery capabilities, the Apollo Column Store, User Defined Roles and contained databases.
TechNet Radio: IT Time–What's New in SQL Server Code Name "Denali" (Part 2 of 3)
New Beyond Relational features, specifically covering improvements made to File Table structures, as well its new Statistical Semantic search capabilities.
TechNet Radio: IT Time–What's New in SQL Server Code Name "Denali" (Part 3 of 3)
New Dev and DBA productivity tools such as sequences and SSMS enhancements like off-line log in viewer, multi-monitor capabilities and the ability to package entire databases in a single format or DAQ backpack.
TechNet Virtual Lab: SQL Server 2012: Exploring Transact-SQL Improvements in SQL Server 2012
In this lab, you will learn to use three improved features in the new SQL Server 2012. These features include creating sequences and using them to insert new rows in any table, querying data through pages iteratively, and raising and catching exceptions using Throw/Catch statements.
TechNet Virtual Lab: SQL Server 2012: Exploring SQL Server 2012 Integration Services
In this lab, you will commence by exploring a partially completed Integration Services project designed to populate the Adventure Works data warehouse. You will explore the design of the packages and specifically the use of a project connection manager and package parameters - both being new features in Integration Services for SQL Server 2012. Next you will create the SSIS Catalog and then deploy the project to this catalog. Once deployed you will execute the Master package and review the execution results using the dashboard and standard reports.
TechNet Virtual Lab: SQL Server 2012: Managing Rich Unstructured Data in SQL Server 2012
This lab will introduce you to several SQL Server 2012 improvements that make it easy to manage content as an integrated part of your solution, including FILESTREAM, FileTable, full text indexing and semantic search.
PowerPivot Planning and Deployment technical whitepaper
37 page whitepaper highlighting PowerPivot technology and how it redefines IT departments to deliver and succeed with BI.
TechNet Radio: Preparing for SharePoint 2010 from a SQL Server Perspective
John Baker interviews Joel Oleson from Quest Software. (Part 2)
Planning, Implementing and Supporting SQL Server Virtualization with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Live Migration
Planning, Implementing and Supporting SQL Server Virtualization with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Live Migration.

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Intro to R2 Business Intelligence
30 page whitepaper covering SQL Server 2008 R2 BI.
Intro to Streaminsight
26 page whitepaper providing an overview of the Microsoft SQL Server StreamInsight platform for complex event processing.
Understanding and Managing Data Encryption in SQL Server - MSDN Webcast
October 12, 2011 Webcast with Don Pinto.
SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit
Unified Messaging combines voice messaging and e-mail into one Inbox, which can be accessed from the telephone and the computer. Unified Messaging integrates Exchange Server 2010 with the telephony network in your organization and brings the features found in Unified Messaging to the core of the Exchange Server product line.