Check out this set of nifty Windows Server 2008 R2 training tidbits for developers:

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New R2 Learning Center

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Explore this significant Windows Server release via a self-paced training course of videos and hands-on-labs with a focus on performance, web, management, and other server solution scenarios.   Learn about developing applications for “many-core” scale, enable efficient “trigger-started” services, explore new Windows PowerShell features, create integrated solutions with the File Classification Infrastructure, and build Web Platform extensions.

New R2 Developer Training Kit – Learning Center Edition

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Download and share the Developer Training Kit.   The kit includes self-paced hands-on-lab exercises with corresponding video resources on the new Channel9 Learning Center.  Topics include:

  • “Many-Core” Application Scale
  • VHD and Hyper-V API’s
  • Designed for Efficiency
  • Extreme Web Services
  • The Extensible Web Platform