SQL Server 2005 Free Training

Microsoft has set up virtual labs for people to train on their new technologies, including SQL Server 2005.  You can find them here.

http://msdn.demoservers.com

The labs I have taken so far are really good for an introduction to SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio technology.  These are Windows 2003 virtual servers with the latest CTP of SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio, etc installed.  In addition to following the manual, you can play around a little during each session.  It lets you experiment with 2005 without actually installing it on your machines, which can be a real treat if you don't have VMWare, Virtual PC, etc. 

If you haven't started reading up and learning 2005 yet, you need to get started.  People who are content with their current knowledge will find themselves very unprepared for the future.  It's coming, so get the reading glasses out, stop procrastinating, and get to studying.  If you don't, the Junior DBAs out there are going to take your jobs you old lazy farts.  :)

 

 

Print | posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:00 PM

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# Now there's a sales pitch

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You should be a car salesman....you'd make a fortune

I'll take one in every color!

;-)

PS I'll be looking into it shortly.

Left by Brett on Apr 20, 2005 8:41 AM

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I can see it now...

Crust old DBA: [Hammering out a sp..]
Junior DBA: "You should write that in VB.NET"
Crust old DBA: "You're fired!"
Left by DavidM on Apr 20, 2005 4:11 PM

# LOL

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That's great

Left by Brett on Apr 21, 2005 9:31 AM

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i need to learn SQL Server
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i need to learn SQL Server
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i would like to learn SQL Server 2005
Left by zine on Aug 26, 2005 1:12 AM

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I Would like to learn SQL Server 2005
Left by Zine SBai on Aug 26, 2005 1:13 AM

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Learning Microsoft SQL
Left by Sree on Sep 15, 2005 9:33 PM

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learning sql
Left by Sree on Sep 15, 2005 9:34 PM

# Good SQL Server site. :)

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Good SQL Server site. :)
Left by Pingback/TrackBack on Nov 01, 2005 8:25 PM

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I like it allot
Left by Edris on Dec 15, 2005 2:57 AM

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great
Left by shisan on Feb 17, 2006 5:54 PM

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sql server book online
Left by pankaj kumar on Apr 27, 2006 7:49 AM

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dear sir,

I am interested to more learn SQL server. because of I face some problem when i do work on this package. Can you tell me, how i more learn free with take of your help.

omsingh
Left by OMSINGH on May 09, 2006 10:25 AM

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i need to know sql server2005
Left by aparna on May 12, 2006 3:44 AM

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i need to know sql server2005 and its upgrade
Left by bhushan akole on May 18, 2006 2:01 AM

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I want learn sql server 2005
Left by hosein on May 24, 2006 2:10 PM

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teach me something about sql server
Left by prabhu jayaraman on Jun 17, 2006 11:08 PM

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VERY GOOD
Left by kesavan on Jun 21, 2006 6:25 AM

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Hi,

I would like to have free traing for SQL Server 2005. I have just started working as DBA and my organisation would be migratiing on SQL Server 2005 soon. Let me know your comments on Saurabh.Sapra@gmail.com.

Regards,

Saurabh
Left by Saurabh on Jul 17, 2006 7:52 AM
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