New Wiki Provides SQL 2012 Early Adoption Cook Book

A new Wiki serves as a launching point for the many offerings for developers and IT Pros to discover and learn the new features of SQL Server 2012. Rather than announcing new bits of content on various blogs, we will simply update the SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cookbook wiki so there is one place…

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SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit Now Available

The SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit is now available for download free of charge.  The kit includes technical content designed to help you learn how to develop SQL Server 2012 database and BI solutions. New and updated content will be released periodically and can be downloaded on-demand using the Web Installer Preview. The first…

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Download the May 2011 Update of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Kit

The May 2011 Update release of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit is available for download at the following URL: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9710868 The May 2011 update is a maintenance release which provides support for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Visual Studio 2010 SP1. Additionally, any demos or hands-on…

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SQLInsights Update: Self-Service Reporting and Analytics Unit Available

This is the  eleventh and final unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN. This unit introduces the fundamentals of how to enable great self-service reporting and analytics The SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (SQLInsights) will help you learn how to build your first Microsoft…

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Getting Started with the Windows Azure Platform

I recently began a series of 3 Day Instructor Led Trainings (ILT) in Irvine (Orange County), Silicon Valley and Redmond. The course is a 200/300 level and uses the Windows Azure Training Kit as the primary learning curriculum.The training kit is quite large, and the instructor (Vivek Bhatnagar  @vivekbhatnagar) selects the most relevant topics/labs to…

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Developer Videos Show How to Get Started with AdCenter on Windows Phone

Microsoft Advertising recently updated its SDK for Windows Phone 7 so developers can build ad-enabled mobile apps using either Microsoft Silverlight or the Microsoft XNA Framework. Get started with AdCenter and take advantage of the following resources today: How Do I Videos. Three training videos are now available to help you build, register, and manage…

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Identity Training Kit and Course Updated for AppFabric, Windows 7 SP1

The latest update for the Identity Training Kit and Course include refactoring instructions to match the look and feel of the newest Windows Azure AppFabric portal and for Windows 7 SP1. The February 2011 release of the Identity Developer Training Kit contains hands-on labs and resources. The identity and access control products and services covered…

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Now Available: January Update for the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit

The January update is now available for download. The kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric. Other features include several new demo scripts and an improved mechanism to install Visual Studio code snippets To get more information please…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit January 2011 Update Now Available

  This update includes a rich new set of content designed for developers who want to learn how to build their first Microsoft Business Intelligence solution with SQL Server 2008 R2.   Microsoft BI solutions leverage your existing technology investments in .NET, SQL Server and Office to develop rich integrated reporting and analytics experiences that empower…

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Silverlight Firestarter Labs

If you missed the Silverlight Firestarter event back in December here’s a couple of links to get you started. If you are asking what’s Silverlight Firestarter, here’s a brief description: The Silverlight Firestarter is a one day, global, live streamed and on-demand event keynoted by Scott Guthrie on Dec 2nd 2010. You can watch the…

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