New SQL Server 2012-RTM fully integrated Demo (Hyper-V!)

***Updated: See below***

Demo Image XII: SQL 2012

Brief Description
The Base ImageX Server is a virtual machine that allows a user to test out the latest Business Intelligence features of SQL Server 2012; including PowerView reports and PowerPivot Excel Documents.

Overview
The Base ImageX Server is a virtual machine that can be hosted in Hyper-V that allows a user to test out the latest Business Intelligence features of SQL Server 2012. The virtual machine has been configured to support the use of PowerView reports, PowerPivot Excel documents and various content packs allowing the user to explore the capabilities of SQL Server 2012. Working with the demos that can be installed on the ImageX server the user will have a clear picture of how the SQL Server 2012, Office and SharePoint tools support and enhance the self-service business intelligence environment.

The new SQL Server 2012-RTM demo is fully integrated with SQL Server 2012, SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 including:
– PowerPivot and MDS Excel integration
– Reporting Services integration with SharePoint
– Power View integrated with SharePoint
– Data Quality Services
– Master Data Services
– Multidimensional and Tabular instances of SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services
– Visual Studio 2010
– Silverlight 5
– Picnic Power View sample loaded

This image also includes demos of the RTM version of AutoSales, TailspinToys, Contoso Energy, Telco (PowerPivot and Power View), Contoso Schools and the Telco demo.

Download it here!

Quick Details
File Name: SQL Image 2012.zip
Version: 1.0
Date Published: 5/11/2012
Language: English
Download Size: 21.6GB

Don’t forget to read the installation notes:
here

Credentials (thanks to Dan English):
The password for the image is the typical pass@word1 for the contoso\Administrator user. The name of the server is SQLIMAGE2012.

Thank you Microsoft!



 

***Update: 3 hours later, same day, a lot of disk space shortage…***

Is Microsoft serious?
Finally I downloaded the 21.6 gig and then I stumbled upon this ridiculous issue:
(My previous ridiculous issue/error: SQL Server – Rare Event error)

While browsing inside the ZIP-file:

ESRI shapefiles

Download your ESRI shapefiles here!

Quote:

The data are available as shapefile, ESRI geodatabase, RData, and Google Earth kmz format. Shapefiles can be used for most mapping and “GIS” software (you can download a free program such as Q-GIS or DIVA-GIS. The RData files can be used in R with the ‘sp’ package loaded.
You can download country level files (recommended) or files covering the entire world