*Local PASS Chapter Leader hosts will be opening each event. Please note the Chicago event takes place in the morning and begins at 9am


1:30 - 2:30 PM

SQL 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 PM

Introduction 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 PM



3:30 - 4:15 PM

Self-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 PM

Understanding 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

Free Registration

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