1st Day of 2012: Holly Bush near my House
Unrelated observation: Microsoft gave up on OLEDB and reinstated the ODBC as the main API to connect with data sources: http://tdwi.org/Articles/2012/03/27/SQL-Server-2012-End-of-Era.aspx
Young Plum tree blossoms for a 1st time in it its life in my back yard and 6 weeks ahead of schedule after 85F/29C in March 2012.
April 1st 2012: Azalea blossoms much earlier in 2012 thanks to warm snowless winter and warm spring.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=29065 – Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Feature Pack, including: SQL Server® 2012 Express, SQL Server® 2012 Master Data Services Add-in For Excel®, SQL Server® StreamInsight 2.0,The Semantic Language Statistics Database, SQL Server® 2012 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft® Office® 2010, SQL Server® 2012 Report Builder, SQL Server® 2012 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft® SharePoint® Technologies 2010, SQL Remote Blob Storage (RBS) Samples, SQL Server® 2012 Performance Dashboard Reports, SQL Server Compact 4.0 etc.