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Free Wrox Training and SQL Server 2008 R2 eBook – oh my

Posted by denglishbi on April 15, 2010

They keep on putting out the free training.  Great opportunity for people to get some outstanding training at a great price $$$ – FREE!  Plus the training is by the pros, they are all MVPs and even a SQL Master!  Here is the lineup for April:

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Brian Knight – Advanced  SSIS tips and Tricks – April 20, 2010 11:00 a.m. EDT

In this webinar SQL Server MVP, Brian Knight will show you some of the neat tips and tricks you can do in SSIS to handle larger scales of data, parallelism and restart ability. He’ll also show you how to create work queues for multi-server processing of data and integrating data mining into your package.

Jessica Moss – SSIS scripting and custom components – April 22, 2010 11:00 a.m. EDT

Can’t find an SSIS Task that does what you need? Script it! The Script Task, Script Component, and Custom Components in SSIS are extremely powerful and flexible. In this session by Jessica Moss you will learn how to customize SSIS functionality using Script objects, best practices for script development, script troubleshooting .

Rodney Landrum – Use SSRS and SSIS to create a DBA Repository – April 27, 2010 11:00 a.m. EDT

At it’s heart, the DBA Repository solution employs SSIS and SSRS and in late 2009 was updated for performance and resiliency. This session will cover the original solution, published in SQL Server Magazine, plus the latest enhancements which will delve into some interesting uses of package variables and MERGE in SSIS along with some new reports.

Bent Ozar – Virtualization and SAN Basics for DBAs – April 29, 2010 11:00 a.m. EDT

  • Three things you should NEVER do when virtualizing SQL Server,
  • Three things you should ALWAYS do when using SQL Server on a SAN.9780735693883f
  • Three metrics you should always capture on every SQL Server whether it’s virtual or SAN-connected or none of the above.

Click here to reserve your seat

Also, if you haven’t heard about it yet, Microsoft Press has released a free eBook that you can download in regards to SQL Server 2008 R2 by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner.  The book contains 10 chapters and 216 pages.  Head over to the Microsoft press blog for the download and additional information Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.

Don’t forget, next month is the big launch for SQL Server 2008 R2.  If you are in the Minneapolis area here is the details – SQL Server 2008 R2 Launch – May 11 Minneapolis, MN.  We are have our April monthly PASSMN meeting next week – PASSMN April 20, 2010 Monthly Meeting and Fusion-io will be giving away a $7K ioDrive:)

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