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  • Blog Post: More FREE training for Developers & DBA’s

    I tend to forget about this little gem, so this post more of a reminder to me, that I hope you will find handy too. Ramp Up: eLearning Site Official News I’m happy to announce that we’ve just launched 3 brand new learning tracks on Ramp Up * ( www.MyRampUp.com ): Web Development with ASP.NET Move from...
  • Blog Post: Get SQL Server 2008 for FREE: FREE Database, FREE Reporting Solution, FREE Spatial

    If you are a Student, Teacher or anyone on a budget, don’t feel pushed to use Open Source databases like MySQL just because they have an entry level offering for free. You may be one of many who expressed concern for its quality & design which suffered when SUN purchased MySQL. Who knows what will...
  • Blog Post: How do I get FREE Software from Microsoft?

    It is common to hear students & small start-up businesses state “I use Open Source because it is free” or they download pirate Microsoft from really dodgy, spyware prone sites to get it free. The irony is that many of these people qualify to get the software for FREE or at least heavily discounted...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008: April 09 Updates – Handy links

    Scanning the Microsoft sites it might not be obvious that April 09 was a huge month for new releases from the SQL Team. Given that it is sometimes difficult to find everything in one place I thought I’d make it easier for you by creating this index. Beyond the links there is nothing in this post particularly...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Jumpstart Materials – very detailed training, now FREE to download.

    This post is a pointer to a lot of in-depth training on SQL 2008. It includes Virtual PC’s with Demo Scripts, Lab Exercises & a lot of PowerPoint's with notes. To get access to it all click here SQL Server 2008 Training . It is free but you do need to register as helps us to cost justify developing...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 SP1 - Released

    April 09: Service Pack 1 for SQL 2008 can now be downloaded Download SQL 2008 Service Pack 1 from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=66ab3dbb-bf3e-4f46-9559-ccc6a4f9dc19 See the SQL Server New Blog for more details : http://blogs.technet.com/dataplatforminsider...
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