Few SQL Server 2012 free training resources

As SQL Server 2012 has reached RTM status on 07.03.2012, with scheduled General Availability starting from 01.04.2012 more and more training resources are available.

First of all, Microsoft prepared a big online event at SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch. You can find a lot of information – mostly overviews and presentations – which give you a high-level insight into new features of SQL Server 2012.

If you want dive deeper into theory and get more details, try online courses at Microsoft Virtual Academy. 5 courses have been prepared covering different aspects of SQL Server:

  1. Breakthrough Insights using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 – Analysis Services
  2. Breakthrough Insights using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 – Scalable data warehouse
  3. Breakthrough Insights using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 – Reporting Services
  4. Cloud on your terms with Microsoft SQL server 2012: Scale on demand
  5. Mission Critical Confidence using Microsoft SQL Server 2012

If you’re looking for some hands-on experience, e.g. try a single feature, you should visit SQL Server Virtual Labs. Apart from predefined scenarios you may use them for testing – I used them in my object whitespace-naming madness to create a number of databases with non-standard names.

And – last, but not least – there is always SQL Server 2012 RTM Evaluation available for download , which you may install in your environment and test it in all the ways you want.

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