Develop a SQL Server 2012 Tabular BI Model Using Visual Studio
In this Virtual Lab Insider, John Weston previews the latest TechNet virtual lab on how to develop a SQL Server 2012 tabular BI model using Visual Studio. In this lab you'll walk through a series of exercises where you'll learn how to create the tabular model project, import the data and create relationships, enhance the BI model interface, define and analyze KPIs, and finally deploy and manage the model.
Webcast: Comparing Core Virtualization Platforms
Watch this webcast if you are comparing virtualization offerings. During this session you will learn about key capabilities of Hyper-V, in both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 in comparison with alternative virtualization technologies.
Test Apps for Windows 8 Compatibility with ACT
Now part of the free Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK), the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) can help you inventory your existing applications, prioritize which applications should be tested for compatibility, and identify which applications are or are not compatible with Windows 8. You can also test your web applications and websites for compatibility with Internet Explorer 10.
Technical Case Study: Consumerization of IT
Microsoft IT supports the consumerization-of-IT efforts within the company while at the same time continuing to define the delicate balance between policy/governance and the hardware and applications that employees use.
Training and Books
Two New Windows Server 2012 Courses
Whether you are new to certification, already certified, or experienced in Windows Server 2008, we have the instructor-led training you need on Windows Server 2012. Introducing the first two Microsoft Official Courses (MOCs) for Windows Server 2012:
Jump Start: Office 365 for Small Businesses (August 29 - 30)
Announcing a new Jump Start virtual course that will prepare you for this new exam: 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business. This special course is offered to individuals interested in acquiring the key skills to administer Office 365 for Small Business clients, and uses the popular "Jump Start" virtual classroom approach.
Give a Grad a Hand
A fresh crop of aspiring techies is transitioning from college to career this summer. Remember those days? The options seemed promising, but overwhelming. Help new grads set their IT careers on the right path by sharing your advice and answering some of their quick questions.
Register for Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC)
September 24 - 26, 2012
Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) is back by popular demand. MEC will include more than 70 sessions covering everything from the latest Exchange version, including architecture, security and compliance, archiving with Exchange Online, and Office 365.