"Here’s a quick video on how I use Amazon web service AWS as my ‘training laptop’ when I am trying out features of some version of SQL Server (i.e. SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2012).
Lynn takes us through how she uses AWS EC2 in her testing, playing, etc, how she turns a cloud based remote machine into her 2nd laptop... 4'ish minutes to slay any FUD in using EC2 (in short, she makes it look painfully easy... as in, why haven't I been doing this for a while, easy... :)
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Playing with SQL Server 2012 the easy way, via a Microsoft and Amazon partnership for SQL Server 2012 on AWS/EC2 (Think "5 Minutes to Denali")