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SQL Server 2012: Processor to Core Licensing Changes for PAMs and Partners

 

Attend an Academy Live webcast on April 18th to learn about the shift from the per processor licensing model to a per core licensing model for SQL Server 2012. These transition options can be complicated, and early indications show these are happening incorrectly. This session will recap changes made and provide a guide on how to help customers transition correctly to a per core licensing model.

Register here for the webcast

In addition to the above webcast, you can always find valuable information on SQL Server licensing, sales, and migration on-demand in the Sales Specialist and Presales Technical Specialist training resources.

Want to win a free exam voucher?

Dear Partner,

Win now a free exam voucher!

How?

Check your knowledge on Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2012 and demonstrate you are ready for presales engagements at your customers: take the MPN Pre-Sales Technical Assessment now. If you are one of the first 10 persons in Belgium and Luxembourg that passes the MPN Pre-Sales Technical Assessment you get your free exam voucher.

The first winners will receive an email (Live ID linked in MPN) in the first week of February.
Have a look here at the resources to prepare for the assessment.

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If you didn’t pass, you can always get more materials at the BI Presales Learning Path and improve your chances of closing deals. These materials can also help with upgrade/migration to SQL Server 2012 questions.

The exam voucher needs to be used before 1th of May 2013 for one of the below exams:
Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
Exam 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Exam 70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Exam 70-457: Transition your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012 – Part 1
Exam 70-458: Transition your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012 – Part 2
Exam 70-459: Transition your MCITP: Database Administrator 2008 or MCITP Database Developer 2008 to MCSE: Data Platform
Exam 78-702: TS: Designing and Managing a Microsoft Business Intelligence Solution


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Prepare for the Virtual SQL 2012 Launch event!

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Welcome

With over 157K downloads of the CTP3 and Release Candidates, and the Virtual Launch Event fast approaching, it’s time to brush up on everything that’s new in SQL Server 2012 and make sure you’re ready to leverage opportunities with our enhanced database platform, BI and developer tools. This update is to ensure you are aware of and can take advantage of training available now.

Below you can find:

1. Updated exam information

2. Updated Learning Paths

3. Tech 100-200 (On Demand)

4. Technical On Demand, Hands-on-labs Online

5. Developers

1. Microsoft Learning has updated exam information for SQL Server 2012. Those exams and preparatory courses with links have additional information:

Exam

Name

Course

70-461
Core

Querying Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012

10774
5 days

70-462
Core

Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Databases

10775
5 days

70-463
Core

Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012

10777
5 days

70-464
DP

Developing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Databases

10776
5 days

70-465
DP

Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft® SQL Server® SQL Server 2012

 

70-466
BI

Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012

10778
5 days

70-467
BI

Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012

 

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

Learning Paths

2. Updated Learning Paths role-based to help partners find training suitable for them. The SI path has been updated with MSL’s instructor-led courses and exams.

§ SQL Server 2012 (Product)

§ System Integrators
ISVs

§ LARs

§ VARs

§ Distributors

§ Hosters

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

3. Tech 100-200 (On Demand)

We have three mini-course (saved searches):

1. SQL Server 2012: Technical Overview for BI Consultants

2. SQL Server 2012: Technical Overview for Database Administrators

3. 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

4. Technical On Demand, Hands-on-labs Online

The following Virtual Hands-on-Labs in the PLC have been upgraded to Release Candidate:

§ Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Exploring Project Power View – level 200

§ Microsoft SQL Server 2012: What’s New in Datawarehousing and EIM – level 300

§ Microsoft SQL Server 2012: What’s New in Manageability – level 300

§ Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Contained Databases – level 300

§ Microsoft SQL Server 2012: AlwaysOn Availability Groups – level 400

5. 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.

Learning Paths

§ SQL Server 2012 (Product)

§ System Integrators
ISVs

§ LARs

§ VARs

§ Distributors

§ Hosters


Other Resources

§ Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Release Candidate (RC0)

§ SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit

§ Tutorials for SQL Server 2012 updated for RC0 

§ Virtual Launch Event


SQL Server Migration Assistants:

· Download of the SSMA for Oracle

· Download of the SSMA for Sybase

· Download of the SSMA for MySQL

§ Download of the SSMA for Access


 

     

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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.

SQL Server 2012 is Coming – Are You Ready?

The Release Candidate provides a great chance to try the features that will be included when SQL Server 2012 ships. Download the release candidate here. Hungry for SQL Server 2012 Training?

Choose from short learning snacks and multi-session courses to learn new SQL Server 2012 capabilities.
To whet your appetite, start with short learning snacks.
Like what you taste? Go for the full course meal.

Role-based to satisfy your needs:

BI Consultants

Learning Snack: Breakthrough Insight
Technical Training Technical Overview for BI Consultants

Database Administrators

Learning Snack Mission Critical Confidence
Technical Training Technical Overview for Database Administrators

Application Developers

Learning Snack Cloud On Your Terms
Technical Training Technical Overview for Application Developers