Over here in the SQL Server Team we’re excited about the launch of SQL Server 2012, and we hope you are too!

 
So join us online March 7 for the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event – and see how the new edition of SQL Server can help you offer customers an innovative, flexible platform!
 
We’ll kick off at 8:00AM PST (-8:00 GMT) with keynotes from Microsoft executives Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Business Platform Division and Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Database Systems Group. Then you’ll have access to more than 30 on-demand orientation sessions. Registrants can learn all the new capabilities of SQL Server 2012 at their own pace. Sign up today for access.

Here’s just a sample of available sessions featuring industry analysts, thought leaders, and real-world customers on top-of-mind topics from Big Data and Business Intelligence to Hybrid IT. All sessions are 20 minutes, available on demand.
 
Breakthrough Insights with Microsoft Big Data

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.

  

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, yet 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. Attend this session to learn more about Big Data and BI best practices.

 

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.

 
Building the Modern Enterprise with Hybrid IT
 
Many of today’s modern enterprises 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. This session will also focus on the database intensive application scenarios to illustrate the value a Hybrid IT environment can bring to enterprises.
 
SQL Server 2012 delivers all this and more. Be among the first to put it to work! Visit http://www.sqlserverlaunch.com to register for our March 7 Virtual Launch Event. We’ll see you online!​