I had intended to go to the SQL 2012 Roadshow at Microsoft in Malvern, PA last week but I woke up with a fever at 2 am on the day of the event, so it didn't happen. I am signed up for the online "Launch Event" that occurs on Wednesday the 7th. I haven't done anything quite like this online and it seems like an all-day thing, so I'm not sure how it will play out.
I noticed this article on PowerShell and Active Directory. I am not an AD guy and I haven't actually watched the demo, but anything that helps get PowerShell into people's heads is a good thing. IMO. (I've been using PowerShell since before the 1.0 RTM and I think that PowerShell (and OneNote) are the most underrated things made by Microsoft.)
I read this article on Nosql versus more traditional thinking. As always, hard problems are hard. When technology makes those hard problems easy, we will invent new hard problems to deal with.