Microsoft SQL Server
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Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server 2014

Explore the new SQL Server 2014                              
Take your cloud to a new level
Become a SQL Server solutions capabilities expert and your business can earn any or all of the following Microsoft Partner Network competencies:



What you need to know

SQL Server is a secure, flexible, and cloud-ready information platform that helps companies develop breakthrough insights throughout their organizations and quickly build solutions to extend data across the public cloud and on-premises.

If you have a gold or silver competency, sign in to the Microsoft Server and Cloud Partner Resources site to gain access to Server and Cloud partner resources and information to help you win against the competition (Microsoft account sign in required).

Cloud programs

The Microsoft Partner Network is in the process of integrating our Cloud Partner programs—Cloud Essentials, Cloud Accelerate, and Cloud Deployment—into the Microsoft competencies and the new Microsoft Action Pack subscription. Cloud Essentials and the cloud internal-use software benefits have been integrated into the Partner Network; however, the Cloud Accelerate and Cloud Deployment programs will continue for the time being. Learn more about the benefits of participating in the Cloud Accelerate and Cloud Deployment programs.


Help your customers take advantage of innovative data, cloud-computing, and mission-critical features available in Microsoft SQL Server. With SQL Server, Microsoft large account resellers (LAR) can:
  • Drive Microsoft enrollment for Application Platform revenue by offering customers the best transition to SQL Server.
  • Increase deal size by selling high-end, tier-one applications.
  • Create up-sell and cross-sell opportunities private cloud solutions with cloud-ready databases.
  • Get higher volume by adding business-critical capabilities to modernize legacy platforms.
  • Expand yield by selling innovative business intelligence solutions.


SQL Server resources

  • Learn and get ready
  • Take advantage of online training and readiness resources to learn about the great features in SQL Server.

  • Social networks

  • Follow SQL Server on Facebook and Twitter