If you didn’t already see the news, SQL Server 2014 is now available. I want you to be ready.

 
What’s new?
 
New features in SQL Server 2014 focus on performance tuning, high availability, and business intelligence tools. Learn more about these here.
 
Mark your calendars for April 15 live streaming event
 
Watch the Accelerate Your Insights keynotes—featuring CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, and CVP of Data Platform Quentin Clark—live from San Francisco, California. Hear about data platform strategy, including how you can drive your business in real-time, from apps to insights, using all of your data.
 
Microsoft Virtual Academy training resources
 
Get information from engineering and product specialists to help you grow your skills and better understand what differentiates Microsoft data offerings. These sessions are designed for IT professionals, developers, database administrators, and technical decision makers, and include videos and presentations.
 
Virtual labs
 
These labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test the newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can use virtual labs online immediately for no cost.
 
Exam updates
 
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) SQL exams are scheduled to be updated on April 24, 2014 to cover solutions based on both SQL Server 2012 and 2014 products. If you’re looking to renew or attain the Business Intelligence or Data Platform competencies, take note. The exam numbers will not change, but the product version (2012) will be removed from the titles of the exams. 
 
You can review details on the exam updates now—see the Skills Measured section of each Exam Detail web page below, and review the "content covering SQL Server 2014" section:
 
Exams 70-466 and 70-467 help meet requirements for the Business Intelligence competency – see the Business Intelligence learning path

Exams 70-464 and 70-465 help meet requirements for Data Platform competency – see the Data Platform learning path

 
Also, coming in May 2014: updated Microsoft Official Courseware (MOC).
 
Additional resources