To follow up on a general request by the attendees at SQLPASS, I promised to post a link to our existing SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Azure Hands-on-Labs.
Some of these labs are hosted as part of the Technet Virtual Labs or MSDN Virtual labs, which makes it very easy for you to experience SQL Server, without actually having
to install anything on your desktop.
We also released 2 training kits,that besides hands-on-labs also provide you with whitepapers, recorded videos and an installation guide, all in an easy to install training kit.
SQL Server 2008 R2 offers an impressive array of capabilities for developers that build upon key innovations introduced in SQL Server 2008.
The SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit is ideal for developers who want to understand how to take advantage of the key improvements introduced in SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 in their applications, as well as for developers who are new to SQL Server.
The training kit is brought to you by Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism.
The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations,
and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric.
Technet and MSDN -Virtual Labs - HOSTED ONLINE
This series of hands-on-labs are hosted online, so you don't need to build out your own Hyper-V environment.
DATABASE MANAGEMENT / HIGH AVAILABILITY
SQL Server 2008 - 2008 R2
The BareMetal labs manuals as well as installation scripts will be posted tomorrow.