SQL SERVER – Free Download – SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit

SQL Server 2008 R2 is released and have been a stable product since the day it is released. I have not received any complains or rants from any of my customers who has upgraded to this version. The number one request is how one can learn about the new features of SQL Server or how one can get going in using SQL Server 2008. Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 R2 Developers Training Kit. This is awesome kit and I just suggest to have a look at the content one time.

Here is what MS say for this kit:

SQL Server 2008 R2 offers an impressive array of capabilities for developers that build upon key innovations introduced in SQL Server 2008. The SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit is ideal for developers who want to understand how to take advantage of the key improvements introduced in SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 in their applications, as well as for developers who are new to SQL Server. The training kit is brought to you by Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism.

  • 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.

I suggest that you look at the content and use this free kit to upgrade yourself to SQL Server 2008 R2.

Download SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit

Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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9 Comments. Leave new

  • Hi Dave.
    two things:

    1 – Almost every time I do a search for some SQL info, I end up reading one of your aticles. So THANK YOU! You are the man!

    2 – I’ve already invested in setting up a server with SQL Reporting Services 2008. Is there anyway for me to take advantage of R2? ie. updates or patches? or am I stuck with my current version? I can’t seem to find anything about upgrading to R2.

    Thanks again for all the help you’ve given everybody..

  • sanjay upadhyay
    July 7, 2010 11:02 am


  • Jared Karney
    July 8, 2010 7:43 pm

    Hi Dave,

    We are currently running SQL Server 2008. I am unable to find information about whether or not the upgrade to R2 is free or not. Can you point me in the right direction?


    Jared Karney
    American Marketing & Publishing, LLC

  • Dear Pinal,

    Good Day

    I am using “Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterpris Edition SP2” with “SQL Server 2005 Standard”.

    Is there any limitations on Upgrading to “SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard” and “SQL Server 2008 Standard”

    Pandian S

  • thank you sooooooooooooooo much

  • Sujeet Singh
    March 9, 2012 4:42 pm

    Dear Pinal,

    Can we upgrade sql server 2000 to sql server 2008 R2 Standard.


  • thanq

  • sandeep reddy
    March 13, 2013 8:01 pm

    can i know about the oppurtunities in sql server 2008 for jobs

  • while installing it show’s this error: unable to open windows installer file ‘D:\sql server\1033_ENU__lp\x64\setup\x64\sqlSysClrTypes.msi’.


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