Thursday, February 09, 2012

Thinking about presenting SQL Server 2012 to others? Then you have to check out the "SQL Server 2012 Update for Developers Training Workshop"

SQL Server 2012 Update for Developers Training Workshop

"Deliver Your Own SQL Server 2012 Workshop!

Do you need to drive adoption of SQL Server 2012 in your company, region or country? Looking for some great technical training content to use to get it done? Well look no further, you have found it! We invite members of the SQL Server Community far and wide to host their own SQL Server 2012 Update for Developers Training Workshop (SQL11UPD) using the SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit Content.
Important: Microsoft is making big investments to build and publish this content and make it available free of charge to whoever can benefit from using it. If you deliver a training workshop using some or all of this content please take the time to fill out our survey here:

Workshop Overview and Benefits

SQL Server 2012 offers an impressive array of capabilities for developers and IT Professionals alike that build upon key innovations introduced in previous releases. The SQL Server 2012 Update for Developers Training Workshop (SQL11UPD) will help you understand how to build enterprise grade solutions which exploit key improvements in SQL Server 2012.
Participation in this training course offers the following benefits:

  • Learn all the essential elements of SQL Server 2012 development in an interactive instructor-led format
  • Learn how to exploit the unique features of SQL Server 2012 in your solutions Intermediate 200 level technical training designed for developers and IT Professionals Content developed by technical experts from Microsoft,, and
  • Get hands-on experience with SQL Server 2012 improvements


The training course is designed for the following technical roles:
  • Primary Audience
    • Solution developers responsible for application source code development
    • Database developers responsible for database programming
  • Secondary Audience
    • Architects and IT Professionals who are familiar with solution development and want to understand how developers will exploit new features and capabilities in SQL Server 2012.

The training course is not designed for sales, marketing and management professionals. Developers with the following expectations may not benefit from participating in a the training course.


SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit BOM

This wiki provides a comprehensive list of all of the SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit Content. Check back here regularly for new and/or updated content. All content has been tested to work with the following technology releases:

  • SQL Server 2012 RC0
  • Visual Studio 2010 SP1
  • Office 2010 SP1
  • SharePoint 2010 SP1

The content is organized into a sample agenda to help you plan your own SQL Server 2012 Update for Developers Training Workshop.

  • Day 1: Introduction and Database Engine Topics
    • Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012
    • Module 2: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn
    • Module 3: Exploring and Managing SQL Server 2012 Database Engine Improvements
    • Module 4: SQL Server 2012 Database Server Programmability
  • Day 2: Visual Studio, .NET and Business Intelligence Topics
    • Module 5: SQL Server 2012 Application Development
    • Module 6: SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Information Management
    • Module 7: SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence
  • Hands-On Labs
    • Topic: SQL Server 2012 Database Engine
    • Topic: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0
    • Topic: SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Information Management
    • Topic: SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence
    • Topic: Windows Azure and SQL Azure




And what's kind of cool is that the BOM uses the new/beta "Content Installer" Azure service. So when you click on the deck you want, it's supplied via the Content Installer service. Think the goodness that is WebPI for content...

Content Installer

A simple utility for downloading and installing hands-on labs, samples, presentations, and more.Download now!

The Content Installer is a simple application that is designed to make it easier to download and install technical learning content such as hands-on labs, samples, and more.

The Content Installer enables you to simply select, download, and install the individual pieces of content that you want.

It also integrates with the Web Platform Installer to seamlessly identify and install any prerequisites that you might need on your machine


The Content installer site even has an OData feed! :) And it's also nice to see, the Content Installer is a Click-Once app. :)





So we've got some great training content now and coming soon for SQL Server 2012, and a new and pretty cool way to get it...

(via Mr Wharty's Ramblings - SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit BOM)


Related Past Post XRef:
"Introducing SQL Server 2012" second draft of free eBook now available (6 of the 10 final chapters)
A early look at the "SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cook Book" (Think "Work in progress")

SQL Server 2012 launches March 7th... with a free virtual launch event

The officially easiest way to play with SQL Server 2012... The SQL Server Virtual Labs
SQL Server 2012 RC0 is now available. Here's a download link round-up.
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")
SQL Server 2012 Edition and Licensing Revamp Round-up
SQL Server 2012 Data Quality Services Slide Demo
SQL Server 2012 (fka Denali) Developer Training Kit Web Installer Preview (Updated)
"Introducing Microsoft SQL Server Code Name 'Denali'" Free (draft two chapter preview) eBook
Want Denali CTP3 (aka next version of SQL Server)? Here's a Hyper-V VHD just for you (in 36 parts, but I've also provided direct download URL's for use in your DM of choice...)
SQL Server Denali Sequence Object Overview
SQL Server Denali Feature Watch - FORMAT(), as in, "OMG we finally get .Net like Number/Date/Time formatting in our TSQL" Or "Saying goodbye to my old friend, Convert(103)..."
Time to start thinking about, and providing feedback on, what you’ll need to upgrade to Denali (aka next version of SQL Server)
Denali CTP3 introduces LocalDB - Think SQL Server Express crossed with SQL CE (or SQL CE grown up or SQL Express made as almost as easy CE)
SQL Server Denali FileTables Feature - The fruits of WinFS? (Think "A FileStream enabled table that you can access as a network file share and other standard File IO API's" or "SQL Server File System in a Table")
A couple SQL Server ColumnStore references...

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