Microsoft offers free Windows Server 2016 licenses to VMware switchers

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The title above is also the HEADLINE for Mary Jo Foley’s blog of August 25 … you can see her blog here http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-offers-free-windows-server-2016-licenses-to-vmware-switchers/?ftag=TRE624278d&bhid=24421659496900511552450458228080

This is great news for Microsoft Partners and clients that wish to set up data centers.  Here is the feature differentiation comparison from the article.

Check it out to see if this will make a difference to your organization.

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Resources for Adventure Works Sample Data for Microsoft SQL 2014, 2016

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If you are working with SQL and exploring different techniques and formulas, you probably will want to use Microsoft’s Adventure works sample databases.  Sometimes, the installation can be tricky.  There are four different methods for installing it that I have found to date.  The information below will help you decide which works the best.

Adventure Works 2014 Sample Databases

Download from this site… https://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/releases/view/125550