SQL Server 2008 R2 Community Launch

SQL
Server 2008 R2 Community Launch is now
open through the Microsoft Connect program and we would like to extend a
personal invitation to you!

 

Microsoft Connect enables you
to connect directly with Microsoft developers, product managers, and other team
members to help us make our products the best they can be and meet your needs.
If you are already registered on Microsoft Connect, make sure to sign in with
your existing registered Windows Live ID account to use this invitation. If you
are not registered yet you will be prompted to do so.

 

Click here to Accept
the Invitation
or copy the following URL and paste it into your Web
browser’s address bar:
https://connect.microsoft.com/CommunityLaunch/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=5369&InvitationID=9999-MTDF-6HMB

 

After accepting the invitation
you may be asked to take a survey or submit further information. In some cases
your status could be set to Pending in which case the product team will contact
you only if you are chosen for participation. To report a problem, visit the help page. If you
are not interested in participating you need to take no action.

 

More
Details on this launch:

The focus of this program is to support you in setting up local
SQL Server 2008 R2 events, by giving you exclusive access to high quality
content (including presentations and demos) and helping you get visibility in
the community around your events.  All we
ask in return, is that you commit to hold several technical days (definition
below) between May 3 – November 30, 2010 – and that you report back to us what
you are doing and have done.

                                      

Expectations of Your Participation:

        
Commit to holding your technical day events
between
May 1 – November
30, 2010.

         Within
the portal – Download training and event content,
schedule
your events
by logging your events in the Event Center through
the
Add Event tool.

         Report as accurately as you can your
attendance numbers – this is crucial for us to know as that helps us understand
the amount of content the community needs and wants.

         Complete a post-event survey

 

Definition of a Technical Day:

·         Live meeting,
series of recorded sessions for use at other venues

·         Monthly user group
meeting – dedicate a series of meetings, each focusing on a module from the
suggested content

·         Full-day event,
can be co-led by multiple community leaders

 

Special Offers from PASS to registered
community launch leaders:

 

·        
Free access to preview SQL Server 2008 R2 in a hosted environment.
Brought to you by PASS, Dell, MaximumASP, and Microsoft www.PreviewSQLServer.com

·        
Monetary support plus a set of tools to help you manage your event
logistics. Certain criteria will need to be met in order to qualify.
Registration required to receive offer.

·        
$200 off PASS Summit registration with promo code www.sqlpass.org/na2010

·        
Leaders need to submit event information to PASS to be eligible
for a raffle of prizes. Some restrictions apply.

o    3 PASS Summit 2010 Conference
Registrations

o    3 PASS Summit 2009 8-DVD Sets
(including 168 sessions)

o    3 PASS T-Shirts

Visit the SQL Server
2008 R2 Digital Tour
!

·         Tour www.SQLServerLaunch.com to see
best of the new R2 content. This site highlights the three key benefits—
Trusted, Scalable Platform; IT & Developer Efficiency; and Managed
Self-Service BI— as well as feature Parallel Data Warehousing and SQL Azure.
The site includes exclusive videos, whitepapers, datasheets, decks, and local events.

 

Thank you for your support and participation in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Community Launch. We value your role, your voice and your impact
in making this important launch a success.

 

Roni Karassik                                                    Michelle
Fleming
                                                                        Questions?

SQL
SERVER MARKETING                                   SR.
AUDIENCE MARKETING MANAGER                                        Please
email Community Launch Support

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