[EN] European SharePoint Day 2012

LOGO__EuropeanSharePointDayEuropean SharePoint Conference will be held in February 2013 in Copenhagen {LINK HERE}.  Conference is really big, not cheap, but with dozens of deep technical sessiona and some workshops. Before You will go – even You don’t decide yet – You can attend for one day virtual event.

European SharePoint Day 2012 is one day, is free and is interactive – with chat, questions and answers. Look for the sessions:

 

Preparing for SharePoint 2013
Dan Holme, MVP, Intelliem, USA | 27th November Live at 10:00 GMT
SharePoint 2013 has been released, and will soon be arriving on a farm near you. Join SharePoint MVP Dan Holme for a look at this significant update to SharePoint and its impact on your business – from governance to infrastructure, to end users.  Chart a vision for the role and the roll-out of SharePoint 2013 and Office 365, and identify the factors that will drive funding for and adoption of SharePoint 2013 in your organisation. Most importantly, establish management practices now that will facilitate your upgrade to or co-existence with SharePoint 2013.

Exclusive Video Message From Jared Spataro
Senior Director of SharePoint, Microsoft | 27th November Live at 10:30 GMT
Watch an exclusive video message from Jared Spataro, Senior Director of SharePoint, Microsoft, direct to the European SharePoint Community! Jared speaks live from  SPC 2012 in Vegas, summarising the new features of  SharePoint 2013. If you haven’t had a chance to watch the full SPC 2012 keynote, Jared covers all the highlights in this exclusive video summary!

Consuming SharePoint 2013 from a Windows Store App for Windows 8
Paolo Pialorsi, DevLeap, Italy | 27th November Live at 11:15 GMT
This webinar is a sneak preview of the new Web API offered by SharePoint 2013 for consuming data from any remote device. In particular, you will learn how to leverage this new feature from a Windows Store App for Windows 8. Thus, you will also have a very quick introduction to developing Windows Store Apps.

Getting Started with Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint 2013 Online Development
Jeremy Thake, MVP MCT, AvePoint Inc, USA | 27th November Live at 13:00 GMT
Development – Level 200: Jeremy Thake, SharePoint MVP and Chief Architect at AvePoint, will provide a primer on how to properly begin SharePoint 2013 Online development. Jeremy will discuss the different approaches to customising your SharePoint sites and explain the developer skill sets required for success. The customisation approaches discussed will utilise the web user interface, SharePoint Designer 2013, and Visual Studio 2012, with demonstrations of specific example projects to highlight key functionality of each. Jeremy will conclude with best practices and recommended governance policies for customising SharePoint 2013 Online.

Real Time Upgrade, SharePoint 2010 to 2013
Eric Harlan, Microsoft, USA | 27th November Live at 14:00 GMT
Upgrade is getting bigger in 2013. In this European SharePoint Day session, Eric will discuss what has changed for upgrade, as well as what has stayed the same. He will also discuss the entire process of upgrade and its components, as well as demo the crucial initial steps of preparing your environment for the upgrade journey.

Socialised and Mobilised: How the Most Successful Businesses are Using SharePoint and Yammer
Mark Fidelman, Harmon.ie, USA | 27th November Live at 14:30 GMT
Most companies today realise the importance of connecting with their customers, employees, and partners through social technologies, such as SharePoint and Yammer. For corporations to successfully transform into social business enterprises, they must learn how to leverage these technologies to create a more adaptable organisation. Mark will present some clear strategies and real-life stories from visionaries and change makers, which highlight how the very best in the world are doing it.

If You want take a part of any (or all) session(s) click to the title of session or go to the Conference Site.

[EN] SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide is available

image003Yes. One of the most interesting publication is ready. It is not lazy short marketing stuff. It is T-E-C-H-N-I-C-A-L !! Over 450 pages with advices, plans, road maps for migrating old SQL Server instances >> from 2005, 2008, 2008R2 to very young, last version called SQL Server 2012. Heavy and free – just download it and start to read.

Written by technical community writers, technical fellows and experts: Ron Talmage, Nigel Sammy, Allan Hirt, Herbert Albert, Antonio Soto, Danilo Dominici, Régis Baccaro, Milos Radivojevic, Jesús Gil, Dejan Sarka, Johan Åhlén, Simran Jindal, Paul Turley, Craig Utley, Larry Barnes, Pablo Ahumada.

Corrected by Technical Reviewers: Erick Ellis, Sarah McDevitt, Michael Rys, Mahadevan Venkatraman, Chaitanya Medikonduri, Robert Hutchison, Ed Katibah, Milan Stojic, RobAnn Mateja, Umachandar Jayachandran, Jan Engelsberg, Miles Trochesset, Tobias Ternstrom, Wee Hyong Tok, Nathaniel Scharer, Krzysztof Kozielczyk, Edward Melomed, Heidi Steen, Jack Richins, Gregory Leake, T|K| Anand, Sanjay Nagamangalam, Daryush Laqab, Syam Kumar Nair, Joe Yong, Darmadi Komo.

Below You can find short extract from this document – only list of content:

  • Chapter 1: Upgrade Planning and Deployment
    Introduction
    Feature Changes in SQL Server 2012
    Upgrading SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2008 R2
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Upgrade Strategies
    Upgrade Tools
    SQL Server 2012 Setup
    Allowable Upgrade Paths
    Application and Connection Requirements
    Upgrading Applications that Use the .NET Framework
    Plan for Backups
    Upgrading Both Windows and SQL Server
    Upgrading Multiple Instances
    Upgrading Very Large Databases
    Upgrading High Availability Servers
    Minimizing Upgrade Downtime
    Developing an Upgrade Plan
    Treat the Upgrade as an IT Project
    Minimize Variables Involved in the Upgrade
    Create Upgrade Checklists
    Test the Upgrade Plan
    Develop Acceptance Criteria and Rollback Steps
    Post-Upgrade Tasks
    Integrate the New Instance into Its New Environment
    SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
    Determine Application Acceptance
    Run the SQL Server 2012 Best Practices Analyzer
    Troubleshooting an Upgrade
    Decommission and Uninstall After a Side-by-Side or New Hardware Upgrade
    Considerations for Upgrading without a DBA
    Conclusion
    Additional References
  • Chapter 2: Management Tools
    Introduction
    Feature Changes in SQL Server 2012 Management Tools
    Changes in SSMS
    Database Engine Tuning Advisor
    Changes in SQL Server Configuration Manager
    Changes in SQL Server Profiler
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Deprecated Features
    Discontinued Functionality
    Breaking Changes
    Behavior Changes
    Upgrade Tools
    64-Bit Considerations
    Known Issues and Workarounds
    SQL Server Agent
    In-Place and Side-By-Side Upgrade
    Upgrading from SQL Server 2005
    Upgrading from SQL Server 2008/2008 R2
    Project Files
    Post-Upgrade Tasks
    Database Maintenance Plans
    Database Diagrams
    SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
    Conclusion
    Additional References
  • Chapter 3: Relational Databases
    Introduction
    Relational Database Configurations
    Upgrade Considerations
    Full-Text Search
    What Can Be Upgraded?
    What Cannot Be Upgraded?
    In-Place Upgrade vs| Side-by-Side Upgrade
    In-Place Upgrade 101
    Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Evaluating Potential Upgrade Issues
    Deprecated Features
    Discontinued Functionality
    Breaking Changes
    Behavior Changes
    Preparing for an Upgrade
    Preparing for an In-Place Upgrade
    Preparing for a Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Performing an Upgrade
    Performing an In-Place Upgrade
    Performing a Side-By-Side Upgrade
    Post-Upgrade Tasks
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade
    General Post-Upgrade Tasks
    Use Plan Hints
    Important Information About Query Plans
    Connecting Client Applications to SQL Server 2012
    SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
    Conclusion
    Additional References
  • Chapter 4: High Availability
    Introduction
    Preparing to Upgrade
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade on the Same Standalone Server or Cluster
    Side-by-Side Upgrade to a Separate Standalone Server or Cluster
    Decommissioning and Disabling the Original Instance or Database in a Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Methods for Side-by-Side Upgrades to a Separate Server or Cluster
    Which SQL Server Upgrade Method Should You Use?
    Minimizing Downtime During the Upgrade
    Prepare for SQL Server 2012
    Devise an Upgrade Plan
    Test the Upgrade Plan
    Prepare Servers and Instances for SQL Server 201
    Upgrading Failover Cluster Instances
    Feature Changes in SQL Server 2012 Failover Clustering
    Operating System Versions and SQL Server 2012 Failover Clustering
    Considerations for Upgrading a SQL Server 2005 Failover Cluster to SQL Server 201
    Considerations for Upgrading SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2012
    Considerations for Upgrading a Pre-Release Version of SQL Server 2012 to RTM
    Upgrading a Failover Clustering Instance to SQL Server 2012
    Additional References for Clustering Upgrades
    Upgrading Mirrored Databases
    Feature Changes in SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Mirroring
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade to a New Server
    Additional References for Upgrading with Mirrored Databases
    SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
    Upgrading Log Shipped Databases
    Feature Changes in SQL Server 2012 Log Shipping
    Log Shipping Upgrade Scenarios
    Upgrading with Multiple Secondaries
    Steps to Upgrade Log Shipping without a Role Change
    Steps to Upgrade Log Shipping with a Role Change
    Steps to Upgrade Side-by-Side to a New Server or Cluster
    Additional References for Upgrading Log Shipping86
    Upgrading Replicated Databases
    Feature Changes in SQL Server 2012 Replication
    Planning an Upgrade with Replication
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade to a New Server or Cluster
    Additional Information for Upgrading Replicated Databases
    Conclusion
    Additional References
  • Chapter 5: Database Security
    Introduction
    New Security Features
    New Configuration Tools
    Configuring Services and Connections
    Service Account Security
    Configuring Features
    SQL Server Audit
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Deprecated Features
    Discontinued Features
    Breaking Changes
    Behavior Changes
    Pre-Upgrade Security Tasks
    SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
    Upgrading to SQL Server 2012
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Post-Upgrade Security Tasks
    Post-Upgrade Security Testing
    Conclusion
    Additional References
  • Chapter 6: Full-Text Search
    Introduction
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Deprecated Features
    Breaking Changes
    Behavior Changes
    Running Upgrade Advisor
    Preparing for a Possible Rollback
    Upgrading a Full-Text-Enabled Database
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Post-Upgrade Tasks
    Using Customized Noise-Word Files from a Previous SQL Server Version
    Conclusion
    Additional References
  • Chapter 7: Service Broker
    Introduction
    Feature Changes
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Disk Space Requirements
    Upgrade Tools
    64-bit Considerations
    SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
    Upgrading from SQL Server 2005/2008/2008 R2
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Post-Upgrade Tasks
    Restoring Settings
    Routing Changes
    Implementing Conversation Priorities
    Conclusion
    Additional References
  • Chapter 8: SQL Server Express
    Introduction
    LocalDB
    Feature Changes
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Deprecated Features
    Discontinued Functionality
    Breaking Changes
    Behavior Changes
    Upgrade Tools
    64-Bit Considerations
    SQL Server 2012 Express Packages
    System Requirements for SQL Server 2012 Express
    Upgrading from SQL Server 2000 (MSDE)
    Upgrading to SQL Server 2012 Express
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Post-Upgrade Tasks
    Upgrading to LocalDB
    Upgrading to Other Editions of SQL Server 2012
    Upgrading to the SQL Server 2012 Web Edition
    SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
    Upgrading to SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition
    Conclusion
    Additional References
  • Chapter 9: SQL Server Data Tools
    Introduction
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Upgrading Visual Studio 2010 Database Projects to SSDT
    Breaking and Behavior Changes
    SQL Server Database Project Template
    Schema Definition Files
    Schema Comparison Files
    SQLCMD Variable Definitions
    Server Logins
    Other Breaking and Behavior Changes
    Pre-Upgrade Tasks253
    Convert .dbschema Files to .dacpac Files
    Convert SQLCMD Variable Definitions
    Post-Upgrade tasks
    Change the Debugging Instance for Full-Text Search
    Correct Linked Server Definitions That Use SQLCMD Variables
    Additional References
  • Chapter 10: Transact-SQL Queries
    Introduction
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Backup and Rollback Plan
    Deprecated Features
    Discontinued Features
    Breaking Changes
    Behavior Changes
    Upgrade Tools
    SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
    64-Bit Considerations
    Known Issues and Workarounds
    Upgrading from SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, or SQL Server 2008 R2
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Post-Upgrade Tasks
    Conclusion
    Additional References
  • Chapter 11: Spatial Data
    Introduction
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Deprecated Features
    Discontinued Functionality
    Breaking Changes
    Behavior Changes
    Post-Upgrade Tasks
    Conclusion
    Additional References
  • Chapter 12: XML and XQuery
    Introduction
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Deprecated Features
    Discontinued Functionality
    Breaking Changes
    Behavior Changes
    Post-Upgrade Tasks
    Features Added in SQL Server 2012
    Features Added in SQL Server 2008
    Conclusion
    SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
    Additional References
  • Chapter 13: CLR
    Introduction
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Breaking Changes
    Behavior Changes
    Dynamic Management View (DMV) Changes
    Visual Studio 2010 Compatibility
    Additional References
  • Chapter 14: SQL Server Management Objects
    Introduction
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Deprecated Features
    Discontinued Functionality
    Upgrading from SQL Server 2005/2008/2008 R2
    SMO and PowerShell
    Conclusion
    Additional References
  • Chapter 15: Business Intelligence Tools
    Introduction
    BI Tools Users
    Business Information Workers
    Software Developers
    System Administrators
    BI Tools Overview
    Import and Export Wizard
    SQL Server Data Tools
    SQL Server Management Studio
    Analysis Services Deployment Wizard
    SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
    Reporting Services Configuration Manager
    Integration Services Deployment Wizard
    Integration Services Project Conversion Wizard
    SQL Server Profiler
    Report Builder
    PowerPivot for Excel 2010 Add-In
    Power View
    Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2007
    PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer
    Preparing to Upgrade BIDS to SSDT Projects
    Post Upgrade Tasks and Breaking Changes
    Additional References
  • Chapter 16: Analysis Services
    Introduction
    Preparing to Upgrade: In-Place Upgrade vs| Side-by-Side Upgrade
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Preparing to Upgrade: Determining and Evaluating Potential Upgrade Issues
    Deprecated Features
    Discontinued Functionality
    Breaking Changes
    Behavior Changes
    64-bit Considerations
    Upgrading from SSAS 2005, SSAS 2008, or SSAS 2008 R2
    Side-By-Side Upgrade
    In-Place Upgrade
    Post-Upgrade Tasks
    Conclusion
    Additional References
    SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
  • Chapter 17: Integration Services
    Introduction
    Preparing to Upgrade to SSIS 2012
    SSIS Backward Compatibility
    64-Bit Considerations
    SSIS Sample Package Overview
    ETL Frameworks
    Master Package
    Execution Packages
    Running Upgrade Advisor
    Installing SSIS 2012
    SSIS 2012 Server Overview
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade
    New Installations
    Project Conversion Wizard
    Convert to Project Deployment Model
    Additional References
  • Chapter 18: Reporting Services
    Introduction
    Reporting Services Editions
    Upgrade Considerations
    In-Place Upgrade vs| Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Important Reporting Services Configuration Files
    Storing Configuration Settings
    Deprecated Features
    Discontinued Functionality
    Breaking Changes
    Behavior Changes
    SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
    Updating Report Projects and Definitions for Use in BIDS
    Upgrade Tools
    64-Bit Considerations
    Known Issues and Workarounds
    Backup and Rollback Plan
    Upgrading from SQL Server 2005
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Upgrading from SQL Server 2008
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Upgrading from SQL Server 2008 R2
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Troubleshooting a Failed Upgrade
    Post-Upgrade Tasks
    Moving Reports Between SSRS 2005 and SSRS 2012
    Moving Reports Between SSRS 2008, SSRS 2008 R2, and SSRS 2012
    Deploying Custom Extensions and Assemblies
    Verifying Configuration Files
    Uninstalling SSRS 2005, SSRS 2008, or SSRS 2008 R2
    Conclusion
    Additional References
  • Chapter 19: Data Mining
    Introduction
    Data Mining Features in SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2
    Preparing to Upgrade
    Deprecated Features
    Discontinued Functionality
    Breaking Changes
    SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
    Behavior Changes
    Running Upgrade Advisor
    Upgrading from SQL Server 2005
    In-Place Upgrade
    Side-by-Side Upgrade
    Post-Upgrade Tasks
    Upgrading from SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2
    Conclusion
    Additional References
  • Chapter 20: Other Microsoft Applications and Platforms
    Introduction
    Microsoft Lync Server 2010
    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010
    Microsoft System Center
    Microsoft Dynamics
    Conclusion
    Additional References
    Appendix 1: Version and Edition Upgrade Paths
    Appendix 2: SQL Server 2012: Upgrade Planning Checklist
    GET the PDF from HERE and ENJOY!!!