Hello SQL Server developers,
Programming on SQL Server using t-sql is one of the things that I like alot.
Working with data, selecting, querying, aggregating data, reporting in a meaningful way is one of the most loved tasks I enjoy in my job.
With the t-sql enhancements and t-sql improvements introduced with MS SQL Server 2005 and with MS SQL Server 2008, coding in t-sql is enabling many difficult tasks to be implemented easier in less code.
Now, you probably know Microsoft SQL team has released the SQL Server 2008 R2.
The SQL team is now providing a developers training kit for all of sql developers and of course for database administrators.
T-SQL programmers can download MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Developers Training Kit from Microsoft Downloads
The total size of the training file is about 172 MB.
The sql training kit includes training videos, webcasts, presentations on SQL Server and sql, demos and sql hands-on labs.
There are sql training topics on Filestream, Spatial data, SQL CLR, StreamInsight, Reporting Services improvements, new T-SQL enhancements like date and time data types, Grouping Sets, Merge statement (sql developers were actually expecting T-SQL Merge with SQL2005), tsql Table-Valued Parameters, etc.
If you want to learn more on SQL Server 2008 development and take a fast course on T-SQL features and improvements in SQLServer 2008, download SQL Server 2008 R2 Developers Training Kit and watch video files and work on demo applications and do the hands-on labs.