SQL PASS - Hands-on-Labs goodness ...

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 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.

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit

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.


TechNet Virtual Lab: Analyzing and Reporting with the Excel 2010 Client

TechNet Virtual Lab: Developing and Consuming Shared Components in SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services

TechNet Virtual Lab: Exploring PowerPivot for SharePoint

TechNet Virtual Lab: Visualizing Data with Maps in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services

TechNet Virtual Lab: Working with ATOM Data Feeds in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services

TechNet Virtual Lab: Power Pivot

TechNet Virtual Lab: Reporting Services: Sparklines, Databars, and Indicators



TechNet Virtual Lab: Upgrading to SQL Server 2008 R2 from SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005

TechNet Virtual Lab: Multi Server Management in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

TechNet Virtual Lab: Up and Running with MDS


SQL Server 2008 - 2008 R2

MSDN Virtual Lab: Implementing Change Data Capture (CDC) in SQL Server 2008

MSDN Virtual Lab: Learn How to Build Occasionally Connected Applications with SQL Server 2008

MSDN Virtual Lab: SQL Server 2008 Spatial Data

MSDN Virtual Lab: Using Table Valued Parameters in SQL Server 2008

MSDN Virtual Lab: Working with the new DATE data type in SQL Server 2008


Related downloads:

SQL SERVER 2008 R2 Evaluation Copy

SHAREPOINT 2010 Evaluation Copy

PowerPivot for Excel

SQL Server Sample Databases

Contoso Sample Dataset

Bare Metal

The BareMetal labs manuals as well as installation scripts will be posted tomorrow.