Microsoft today published the third unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN designed to help developers learn how to develop an ETL process (extract, transform, load) with SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services.
Developers use SSIS packages to populate data models that are optimized for easy, high performance reporting and analytics experiences.
Watch the videos and review the hands-on labs. If you want to run the demos or hands-on labs on your own computer, download and install the offline training kit "SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit (January 2011 Update)".
Many of the presentations and demos in the training kit include a video that you can watch to familiarize yourself with the content. When you are ready for some hands-on experience, try installing one of the demos or hands-on labs. Each of them includes a configuration wizard that simplifies installation.
You'll find all the SQLInsights content in the Getting Started > BI Developers page.
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