Here is a listing of FREE training opportunities for SQL 2008. Before going into the training details I wanted to make sure that you are aware of this upcoming SQL event, PASS Community Summit 2008, early bird registration is in progress.
PASS Community Summit 2008
Test drive Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and see how it can provide a scalable, high-performance database engine for mission-critical applications that require the highest levels of availability and security. Virtual labs are simple with no complex setup or installation required. You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module.
Webcasts: Live and On-Demand
Watch a webcast and get ready for the next release of Microsoft SQL Server. Tune in and see how SQL Server 2008 allows you to manage, monitor, secure, and optimize consolidated data systems effectively. We show you how to consolidate servers with multiple databases, consolidate data services through virtualization, and migrate databases easily. Also, learn how SQL Server 2008 provides a scalable infrastructure that can manage reports and analysis of any size and complexity, while making it easier for your users to access information.
· 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetsqlserver2008.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42585
· Business Intelligence (BI): http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetsqlserver2008.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42568
· Mission-Critical Applications for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP): http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetsqlserver2008.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42570
Learn more about Microsoft SQL Server 2008 whenever and wherever you want. Stream or download these audio podcasts on to your favorite podcast software or mobile device, and quickly and easily access content with RSS feeds. These podcasts are free and do not require registration—just click, listen, and learn.
TechNet Radio: A Look Inside SQL CAT (Customer Advisory Team)
Original Air Date: March 25, 2008
TechNet Radio: SQL Server 2008 (Part 1 of 2): Security and Availability
Original Air Date: March 4, 2008
TechNet Radio: SQL Server 2008 Part 2 of 2: Management, Troubleshooting and Throttling
Original Air Date: March 11, 2008
More podcasts here
Free e-book: Introducing SQL Server 2008
Free e-learning offers
• Collection 6187: What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (includes three free clinics):
• Clinic 6188: What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Enterprise Data Platform
• Clinic 6189: What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Business Intelligence
• Clinic 6190: What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Database Development
• Clinic 6258 AE: New Features of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. This clinic provides a quick preview to developers, administrators, and users the key benefits of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services and features of Reporting Services in Microsoft SQL Server 2008.