Microsoft Resources To Help You With Your Career

Last week I presented at the Pacific Northwest Data Professional’s Council, and the topic we selected was "The Data Professional’s Career". It was pretty non-technical, and during the presentation I gave out lots and lots of resources from Microsoft where we help with your IT career from a technical perspective. I’m not sure of the other technology companies that do this, but I think we do a pretty good job of it.

I promised the group to share the links I used for some of the resources, so I figured if I posted it here I could help not only that group but all of my readers:

General Meetings and Events:
SQL Server 2008 New Features:  More info:

Help from Microsoft with your Career:
IT Manager Events Site: 
IT Manager Technet Resources:
Team System:
Patterns and Practices for Operations:
Patterns and Practices for Design:
Enterprise Architecture:
How Microsoft does IT:
Blogs, Blogs, Blogs: 
TechNet Magazine:
Learn SQL Server:
Virtual Labs:
Demos and Videos:
Starter Schemas: