SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer Training

Overview and Benefits

The training kit offers the following benefits:

* Learn how to build applications that exploit the unique features and capabilities of SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

* Provides a comprehensive set of videos, presentations, demos and hands-on labs.

* Contains new content for developers who are new to SQL Server.

* Contains new content for SQL Server 2008 R2.

* Contains all of the existing content from the SQL Server 2008 Developer Training Kit.

* Easy to download and install.

via rdoherty’s WebLog : Announcing the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit.

Direct Download: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9710868

How to: Configure Windows Firewall for Analysis Services Access

Wenn es Probleme gibt mit dem Zugriff auf einen SQL Server Analysis Cube (bspw. aus Excel 2007 heraus) und trotz korrekten Berechtigungen nicht funktioniert der sollte unbedingt in den Firewall-Einstellungen auf dem entsprechenden Windows Server die Ausnahmen hinzufügen.

Eine Anleitung findet man hier:

How to: Configure Windows Firewall for Analysis Services Access.

Windows 7: 77 Windows 7 Tips

Windows 7 may be Microsoft’s most anticipated product ever. It builds on Windows Vista’s positives, and eliminates many of that OS’s negatives. It adds new functionality, too—all in a package that is less resource-hungry than its predecessor.
And whether or not you’re upgrading from Vista or skipping it altogether and moving up from Windows XP, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it in your environment. Here are 77 tips and tricks to get you there.

Windows 7: 77 Windows 7 Tips.

Microsoft Press : Free e-book: Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

A free Ebook is available from Microsoft Press.

Here is the book’s Content at a Glance:

Introduction    xvii
Chapter 1    What’s New in Windows Server R2    1
Chapter 2    Installation and Configuration: Adding R2 to Your World    9
Chapter 3    Hyper-V: Scaling and Migrating Virtual Machines    25
Chapter 4    Remote Desktop Services and VDI: Centralizing Desktop and Application Management    47
Chapter 5    Active Directory: Improving and Automating Identity and Access    65
Chapter 6    The File Services Role    91
Chapter 7    IIS 7.5: Improving the Web Application Platform    109
Chapter 8    DirectAccess and Network Policy Server    129
Chapter 9    Other Features and Enhancements    147
Index    163

Microsoft Press : Free e-book: Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2.