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SQL Server 2012 SP3 is now available! 

Microsoft is pleased to announce the release of SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3. The Service Pack is available for download on the Microsoft Download Center, MSDN, MBS/Partner Source and VLSC. As part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our customers, this upgrade is available to all customers with existing SQL Server 2012 deployments....Read more

Leveraging Flash across the Microsoft SQL Server Stack 

Guest blog post by @SamMarraccini of EMC Corporation.  To read more from Sam, please visit Sam’s blog at Flash technology is changing everything, nothing new there. Chances are the device you are reading this BLOG on contains some type of Flash memory. Within the datacenter, it has been well documented that the increasing performance...Read more

Viewing and Interacting with SSRS Reports on an iPad 

This video demonstrates how to view a Reporting Services report on an Apple iPad that has Apple iOS 6 and Apple Safari. You’ll learn how to access reports from the report server and from email, use touch to collapse and expand row groups, sort columns, and filter data using parameters, and export the report to...Read more

Make Yourself More Marketable at Certified Career Day 

Did you know that 40% of workers believe that certification helped them find a job or led to a promotion? Certification has never been more critical for staying on top of future trends, including big data, in-memory technologies and cloud based & hybrid architectures—and, to keep you from saying these words: “It can’t be done.”...Read more

PASS BAC Preview Series: Self-Service BI from Excel 2013 

In today’s world of information, the way we experience data can have enormous impact on the meaning of data. The first step in analyzing and exploring data is to decide how to explore it, shape it, format it, and create the visualizations that will give deeper insight into your business. A part of the Microsoft...Read more

Show Off Your SQL Server Spirit With Community Badges 

Being part of the SQL Server community is a fantastic thing! Not only do you have the technical support of a global community, but you also have the strength the SQL Server community behind you offline as well! We know the power of the community – we’ve seen the #SQLFamily reach out to each other...Read more

What’s Your Favorite Feature of SQL Server 2012? 

PASS Summit in November was a perfect opportunity to catch up with SQL Server community members to ask them about their favorite features of SQL Server 2012. We caught up with many of them at a local restaurant and captured their responses in this video to kick off Quentin Clark’s keynote. Perhaps not surprisingly, the...Read more

The Perfect Combination: SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 

Delivering a Complete Data Platform for the Modern Datacenter with Cloud OS Today’s organizations need the ability to seamlessly build, deploy and manage applications and services across on-premise and cloud computing environments. The Cloud OS platform with Windows Server® 2012, Windows Azure, Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012, Microsoft System Center 2012 and Visual Studio 2012 work...Read more