SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 Now Available!

During the TechEd 2013 Europe Keynote today in Madrid, it was highlighted that SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 has been released. The CTP is currently only available in 64-bit and the installation limitations should be properly read to avoid issues.

Some of the 2014 capabilities that I am looking forward to are the In-Memory capabilities and the AlwaysOn enhancements.  For more details about 2014 check out the following links:

Already got it installed :)

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TechEd NA 2013 Product Announcements

I am watching the TechEd North America 2013 keynote presentation and it was just announced that they are releasing Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Intune. While these announcements were happening my twitter was going insane with tweets about SQL Server 2014!

Check out the keynote presentation and other live TechEd 2013 sessions on Channel 9:

Also take a look at the SQL Server 2014 Product Overview and the SQL Server 2014: Unlocking Real-Time Insights blog post by Quentin Clark, the Corporate Vice President of the Data Platform Group.

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Attending TechEd North America 2013!

This week I will be at Microsoft TechEd North America which is being held from Jun 3rd- Jun 6th in New Orleans, Louisiana.

For those who never heard about TechEd before; it is an annual technical conference which is held by Microsoft for IT professionals and developers.  The conference has various sessions that allow you to learn about the future of Microsoft’s products, solutions and services. It also gives you the opportunity to network with industry influencers, experts in the field and Microsoft Partners.

For those who know about it already and you are attending the conference then take a look at the following links for tips and advice:
If you wish to meet then visit the Data Insights Booth: Mission Critical Data Platform at the following times:
Monday, June 3
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Tuesday, June 4
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday, June 5
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Hope to see you there!
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