The May 2011 Update release of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit is available for download from Microsoft Download Center.
“The May 2011 update is a maintenance release and provides support for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Visual Studio 2010 SP1. Additionally, any demos or hands-on labs that no longer have a Visual Studio 2008 dependency were updated to Visual Studio 2010” revealed Microsoft.
“The easiest way to get started with the training kit is to download it, install it, open default.htm and browse the kit for the content that you are most interested in. 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.”
What’s In the Training Kit
The training kit is divided into four sections:
- Getting Started (for Web and BI developers who’re new to SQL Server)
- SQL Server 2008 (for experienced SQL Server developers who want to understand what’s new in 2008)
- SQL Server 2008 R2 (for experienced SQL Server developers who want to understand what’s new in 2008 R2)
- Office 2010 (for experienced BI developers who want to understand what’s new in 2008 R2 and Office 2010)
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