I just came across newly updated SQL Server 2012 Developer Kit Setup. It is quite convenient and there are many prefers to download setup kit instead of web installer. Developer kit is my favorite feature because it it is a single resource which gives a complete overview of the product in a nutshell. A developer can learn from many places – books, webcasts, tutorials, blogs, etc. However, I have found that developer training kits are the best starting point for any product. Start with them first, see what are the new features as well what is the new message a product is coming up with. The SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit includes technical content including labs, demos and presentations designed to help you learn how to develop SQL Server 2012 database and BI solutions. New and updated content will be released periodically and can be downloaded on-demand using the Web Installer.
Here is the updated Download SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit (updated in July 2012)
Developer kit also contains video as well details of how to run labs as well. I suggest every SQL Server Enthusiast should download this developer kit and install it. I believe I have tried most of the labs as well watched all the videos of this training kit. However, whenever I watch this video again I learn something new, which I have not come across before. I would like to know your opinion about what is your favorite feature in SQL Server 2012 and what is your preferred method of learning SQL Server.
Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)
Thats awesome …. Thanks for sharing the information.
Thank you for the information – something everybody should use :-)
I have installed sql 2008 r2 as default instance,
When i trying to install sql server 2012 as default instance it’s showing MSSQLSERVER already used,
Could you help on this.
Just name the instance something else. that’s what I have done.