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EVENT: SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour – Irvine, CA – March 5, 2012

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SQLServer 2012 Special Ops Tour – Irvine, CA – March 5, 2012

Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612
http://specialops.sqlpass.org/Agenda.aspx#fbid=v6awmYddPoK

Event Details
The time to activate is now. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is launching soon. Be a part of this highly anticipated event! Join us for our 12-city road tour where Microsoft experts and local DBAs will show you the power of SQL Server 2012. At the Tour stop in your city, you will:

  • Dive deep into the tools, solutions and options that will enable mission critical confidence at a low TCO
  • Discover breakthrough insight with pervasive data discovery
  • Learn options to create & scale your current business solutions by managing the cloud on your terms
  • Preview RC0 with tips and tricks to help you succeed, & build your learning plan for certification

THE TOUR AGENDA

  • 1:30 – 2:30 PMSQL Server 2012 – The New World of Data
    SQL Server 2012 as the Mission Critical, cloud-enabled Data Platform, ready for the world of BigData. Learn about SQL Server 2012, as the Mission Critical, cloud-enabled Data Platform, ready for the world of BigData. We’ll introduce SQL Server 2012 key pillars: Mission Critical Evidence, Breakthrough Insights and Cloud on Your Terms. You will learn how SQL will enable mission critical confidence at a low TCO, and be introduced to the Fast Time to Solution scenarios with SQL Server Appliances, Developer Tools and blazing fast performance.
  • 2:30 – 3:15 PMIntroduction to SQL Server 2012 AlwaysON – Availability Groups
    In this session, you’ll learn how to configure and implement SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability groups. We’ll explore the architecture, concepts, and steps for configuring High Availability in SQL Server 2012.
  • 3:15 – 3:30 PMBREAK
  • 3:30 – 4:15 PMSelf-Service BI using PowerPivot and PowerView
    Discover the new capabilities of PowerPivot and Power View in SQL Server 2012, allowing people from all levels of the organization to unlock new insights with pervasive data discovery across structured, unstructured and cloud data resources, backed by self-service managed B.I. We’ll dive deep into the technical underpinnings and integration with SharePoint and Excel for rapid data exploration and visualization.
  • 4:15 – 4:45 PMUnderstanding Microsoft Training & Certifications for Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    Are you interested in becoming certified in SQL Server? Do you already hold a SQL certification and wonder about getting certified in the new program? In this session, Pete Harris will provide an overview of the certifications and training offered by Microsoft for SQL Server 2012. We’ll discuss the value of being certified, and then discuss the different certifications, upgrade paths and the related training options offered by Microsoft Learning.
  • 4:45 – 5:15 PM – In Summary
    15 minute session to go over the highlights + QA

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Date/Time:
March 5th – 1:00PM

Location:
Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612

Registration:
http://specialops.sqlpass.org/Agenda.aspx#fbid=v6awmYddPoK


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