Congratulations to our own Ross Mistry, Director MTC Toronto, co-author of Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014!

Download the free ebook today!

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is the next generation of Microsoft’s information platform, with new features that deliver faster performance, expand capabilities in the cloud, and provide powerful business insights. In this book, we explain how SQL Server 2014 incorporates in-memory technology to boost performance in online transactional processing (OLTP) and data-warehouse solutions. We also describe how it eases the transition from on-premises solutions to the cloud with added support for hybrid environments. SQL Server 2014 continues to include components that support analysis, although no major new features for business intelligence were included in this release. However, several advances of note have been made in related technologies such as Microsoft Excel 2013, Power BI for Office 365, HDInsight, and PolyBase, and we describe these advances in this book as well.  

A Look Inside the Recently Renovated Microsoft Technology Center in Dallas
The Dallas Business Journal recently published an article about the recent renovations the MTC Dallas has undergone. For a peek inside the MTC Dallas and to read the full article, please visit this site.

Webcast Reminders:

Enterprise Social with SharePoint, Yammer, and Azure Media Services With Michael Gannotti today at 12:00pm Eastern
Just a reminder that the Philadelphia MTC will conclude the first round of the MTC Tech Talk series webcasts today at noon Eastern. In this session, learn how Microsoft brings together all the aspects of rich social media in an integrated fashion that can help your organization work smarter, faster, more efficiently. The agenda is as follows:

  • Where We Are Today
    • Office 365/Yammer Integration
    • SharePoint Online On Demand Rich Media
    • Other – Blogs/Wikis, etc.
  • Where We Are Going
    • Pervasive Social
    • Oslo/Office Graph
    • Office Video Portal
    • Live Video Streaming
  • Open Q&A

Join the webcast at 12:00pm Eastern here.

Mid-Day Café Philadelphia - Monday, April 7th at 12:00pm Eastern
Weekly webcast hosted by MTC Architect Michael Gannotti and MTC Event Coordinator Danielle Stilianesis. The agenda for this week is below:

  • Welcome
  • Microsoft Tech News
  • Device of the Week – Microsoft Surface Pro 2
  • Bits & Bytes – SharePoint Yammer Integration Better Together. Host MTC Architect Michael Gannotti.
  • App of the Week – Touch Mail
  • Mailbag
  • Upcoming Events
  • Close

To learn more, please visit this site.