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If there’s one phrase that characterizes the SQL Server technical community, it’s passion for learning and sharing data platform knowledge. Here’s your invitation to do just that by attending Data Driven, a live virtual event introducing SQL Server 2016. You’ll hear directly from Microsoft executives and engineering stars about SQL Server 2016 – the biggest leap forward in Microsoft’s data platform history with real-time operational analytics, rich visualizations on mobile devices, built-in advanced analytics, new advanced security technology, and new hybrid cloud scenarios.

The event will feature keynotes by Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, Corporate Vice Presidents Scott Guthrie and Joseph Sirosh, and President of Microsoft North America Judson Althoff. These executives will set the business context, discussing how data insights are driving business transformation, how customers are embracing data to drive innovation and how companies that transform data into intelligent action are outperforming their competitors and will be the businesses of the future.

There’s more! Exclusive engineering videos before the virtual event

On March 10, we will be posting more than 30 videos, that will help you learn about all the new technical capabilities in SQL Server 2016 that you can try out today.

Not only are you invited to the live event, but if you’re excited to learn about the SQL Server 2016, here’s your opportunity to sign up for early access to exclusive video content from engineering experts before the live, virtual event.

The videos that you will have early access to, include:

  • Speeding up transactions with In-Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2016 with Jos de Bruijn
  • Stretch Database: Securely and transparently leverage infinite storage and compute capacity in Azure with SQL Server 2016 with Joe Yong
  • R Services in SQL Server 2016 with Dotan Elharrar and Umachandar Jayachandran
  • Hybrid BI with Dimah Zaidalkilani
  • Upgrade and Migration to SQL Server 2016 with Lonny Bastien

Take advantage of this great, exclusive content. Sign up and share this opportunity with your community today. You’ll get a deep dive experience unlike any other, directly from the engineers responsible for the technology.