I have just attended a local SQL Server User Group in Sydney run by Victor Isakov earlier this month.
In this meeting, Victor went through some updates on SQL Server 2012, the launch date and most notably the changes to the certifications and the courses being offered. More information about the certifications can be found here: http://specialops.sqlpass.org/Certification.aspx#fbid=Z7vC96QRoxV
Special Ops tour is starting in USA from early March. We, in the southern hemisphere, can watch the Launch online on March 7th. Hopefully there is going to be a SQL Saturday event held in Sydney shortly to go through changes in SQL Server 2012.
Also, the 24 Hours of PASS is on next month on 21 March 2012 00:00GMT (check your local time by clicking here). I attended last year’s sessions and they were very impressive. There are 24 back-to-back sessions that you can pick from and I will be presenting one of them with a topic called “High Volume Data Processing Without Driving Your DBA Crazy!”. So, why not Register Now?
SQLRally 2012 is fast approaching. 40 General Sessions have been announced and there is a chance for the Community to vote for the next 20 Sessions. Check out these sessions and hope to see you there!
Edit: ANZ SQL Saturday Tour is here from 12 – 28 April 2012. For more info on the relevant cities, please go to:
Hope to see you there!
(Special thanks to Rob Farley for letting me know!)