SQL Server 2014 available now + April 15 live streaming keynotes
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is generally available as of April 1. Learn more about the latest offering here. And mark your calendar for April 15 to watch the Accelerate Your Insights keynotes—featuring CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, and CVP of Data Platform Quentin Clark—live from San Francisco, California. Hear about data platform strategy including how you can drive your business in real-time, from apps to insights, using all of your data.

Exam updates

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) SQL exams are scheduled to be updated on April 24, 2014 to cover solutions based on both Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and 2014 products. The exam numbers will not change, but the product version (2012) will be removed from the titles of the exams. Review details on the exam updates now—see the Skills Measured section of each Exam Detail web page below, and review the "content covering SQL Server 2014" section:

· Exam 70-466: Implementing a Data Warehouse with SQL Server 2012

· Exam 70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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