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SQL Server 2012

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SQL Server 2012 is coming soon and will bring exciting opportunities. It’s Important to be aware of available training so you can be successful with our enhanced database platform, BI and developer tools.  This update is to ensure everyone is aware of what’s available now and what’s coming next.

Training titles below have been organized by Sales & Licensing and Technical, with partner-type and role-specific titles noted. Please promote within your organizations as appropriate. The learning paths are updated continuously as new titles become available, so the links should be distributed and bookmarked for easy reference.

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In December, a series of six on-demand sessions describing partner opportunities, as well as drill-downs into specific new capabilities of SQL Server 2012 became available. See “New” section below.

In addition, some of the Hands-on-Labs were updated to the release candidate; others are being replaced. See Technical section near the end.

Scroll down for a list of on-demand training available now in the Partner Learning Center (PLC):

New New Partner Academy Live sessions for BDMs and Sales professionalsare now available on-demand in the Partner Learning Center

Two sessions focused on opportunity:

SQL Server 2012 Value Proposition for SIs

SQL Server 2012 Value Proposition for ISVs

And four in the APU (Application Platform University) series:

APU – What’s new in SQL Server 2012 for Partners

APU – Run, Grow and Transform with Microsoft Application Platform

APU – Partner Opportunities with Platform Modernization and Private Cloud

APU – Partner Opportunities with Microsoft BI (including DW and appliances)

In addition, we have the first in a 3-part series of sales training for SMB:

SQL Server 2012 in the SMB Market: Key Opportunities to Stimulate Sales Growth

The Hands on Labs have been upgraded to Release Candidate. See the Technical section below for the replacement links.

Learning paths Learning Paths – role-based to help partners find training suitable for them

SQL Server 2012(Product)

System Integrators
ISVs

LARs

VARs

Distributors

Hosters

Sales and Licensing
(on-demand)
A. LAR General Overview suitable for LAR sales specialists and licensing specialists:  SQL Server 2012 Licensing Overview for LARs

LAR Licensing series (saved search) for 4 modules below

1. Volume Licensing: Getting Started with SQL Server 2012

2. Volume Licensing: SQL Server 2012 Product and Licensing Overview

3. Volume Licensing: SQL Server 2012 Pricing and SKU Overview

4. Volume Licensing: SQL Server 2012 New Migration Rights

Learning and Readiness Resources for LARs(portal page)

B. Distributors: SQL Server 2012 Licensing Overview for Distributors

C. ISVs: SQL Server 2012 ISVR Licensing

D. SPLA partners: SQL Server 2012 Overview for Service Providers and SPLA

E. All other partners: SQL Server 2012 Licensing Overview for Partners

Sales
(Partner Academy Lives)
1. Exploring the Private Cloud Partner Opportunity with SQL Server (SQL205PAL)

2. Make more money with SQL Server – the economics and best practices of building a SQL Server Practice

Tech
100-200
(On-demand)
We have three courses (saved searches):

3. SQL Server 2012: Technical Overview for BI Consultants

4. SQL Server 2012: Technical Overview for Database Administrators

5. SQL Server 2012: Technical Overview for Application Developers

that include the following titles:

For BI Consultants:
Technical Overview of New Features: SQL Server Code Name Denali
SQL Server: Data Discovery and Managed Self-Service BI
SQL Server Code Name Denali: Credible, Consistent Data
SQL Server Code Name Denali: Complete Data Warehousing Solution
For Database Administrators & Developers:
Technical Overview of New Features: SQL Server Code Name Denali
SQL Server Code Name Denali: Required 9s and Data Protection
SQL Server Code Name Denali: Blazing Fast Performance
SQL Server Code Name Denali: Organizational Compliance
SQL Server Code Name Denali: Scale on Demand
For Application Developers:
Technical Overview of New Features: SQL Server Code Name Denali
SQL Server Code Name Denali: Optimized Developer Productivity
SQL Server Code Name Denali: Extend Data Virtually Anywhere
Technical

On demand

Hands-on Labs Online

These Virtual Hands-on-Labs have been upgraded to the Release candidate.

1. Microsoft SQL Server 2012: AlwaysOn Availability Groups

2. Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Contained Databases

3. Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Exploring Project Power View

Updates or replacements will be available by mid-January:

1. Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Distributed Replay Utility– Current release has been cancelled. Lab will be updated

2. Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Multi-Server Management– Current release has been cancelled and will be replaced by “SQL Server 2012 – What’s New in Manageability”

3. Introduction to SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Information Management – Current release has been cancelled and will be replaced by “SQL Server 2012 – What’s New in Data Warehousing and EIM”

Developers SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit contains labs, demos, and presentations to help developers learn to develop database and BI solutions using SQL Server 2012.

There will be a 2-day course specifically designed for ISVs available in Q4.

Azure, get to know the invisible friendly giant

The Windows Azure Platform … what is it and what can it do for you. That’s what we want you to find out. You can read stuff on websites or watch some video’s but it’s always good to meet people and interactively discuss what you want to know.

So … If you’re wondering why there’s so much fuzz about Azure but you don’t really know what it is and how you could benefit from it, then consider putting this in your agenda:

We are organizing an informal evening combining drinks with info at a location near you

  • 16/01: Brussels (Microsoft Offices – Da Vincilaan 3, Zaventem)
  • 17/01: Ghent (De Zebrastraat – Zebrastraat 32/001, Ghent)
  • 18/01: Antwerp (Grand Café Leroy – Kasteelpleinstraat 46, Antwerp)

Her’s how we planned the evening:

18.30h – 19.00h:

Welcome with food and drinks

19h – 19.45h:

What the Windows Azure platform is and what’s in it for you?

Expect a non-technical business approach explaining the platform with the help of scenario’s and real life examples. (applications for devices and mobile, social media marketing campaigns, departmental apps on premises and/or in the cloud, Extend SharePoint to the public cloud, highly-scalable and worldwide websites or applications)

19.45h – 20h:

short break

20h -20.30h:

How to get started with the Azure platform

Learn where to start and how to get help from Microsoft. We’ll also include some pricing examples.

20.30h – 21.30h

Drink & discussion

We encourage interaction and questions during the presentation but we also foresee some time for discussion during a drink.

If you’re not sure this is something for you or if you have some questions, feel free to contact Tom Crombez via v-tocrom@microsoft.com.

Otherwhise : Register now (limited seats per location)

Have a great Christmas and enjoy the New Year!