TTSSUG Event: SQL Server 2012 Presentations

Last week, members of the TTSSUG committee presented at two events to highlight the new and improved features of SQL Server 2012.

The presentations as well as scripts and videos can be downloaded here:

What's New in SQLServer 2012 for Database Administrators - Nigel Sammy

What's New in SQLServer 2012 for Developers - Mitra Sinanan

SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services - Jason Deyalsingh

PowerPivot - Hasani Holder

Useful links:
SQL Server 2012 Trial
SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide

Links to the TTSSUG Facebook site, Twitter account and LinkedIn group are available on the second-to-last page of each presentation.

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New SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Book

If you are interested in understanding SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services' architecture and BI fundamentals then the 'Professional SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services' book is the resource for you. This book covers the capabilities of the new reporting platform as well as the new BI capabilities introduced in SQL Server 2012 including semantic model design, enhancements to Report Builder, PowerPivot for Excel 2012 and SharePoint 2012, and Power View.

This book was written by esteemed authors: Paul Turley, Robert Bruckner, Grant Paisley, Thiago Silva and Ken Withee. It is also the first book that I worked on as a technical editor along with Joe Salvatore and Chris Albrektson. This as well as the SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide is what kept me extremely busy for the last few months hence the lack of blog posts. Thanks to Paul Turley, my colleague at SolidQ, and Wrox Press for this great opportunity.

It is currently available from, Amazon & other resellers in paperback and electronic editions.

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TTSSUG Event: SQL Server 2012 In-Depth Sessions

The Trinidad and Tobago SQL Server User Group (TTSSUG) will be hosting two (2) SQL Server 2012 In-depth Technical Sessions on 13th and 14th June at Microsoft Office in Chamber of Commerce Building, Westmoorings.

Session 1: What's new in 2012 for DBAs and Developers
Date: 13th June 2012
Time: 9am -11am
Presenters: Nigel Sammy and Mitra Sinanan

Session 2: Business Intelligence Solutions 2012
Date: 14th June 2012
Time: 9am -11am
Presenters: Hasani Holder and Jason Deyalsingh

Seats are limited so book your space early! 

To register for each event, please contact:
Anand Singh: – 868-356-4090

Please specify if you will be attending one or both sessions.

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