Free hands-on SQL 2008 training from Microsoft!

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While the folks at Microsoft have offered these for a long time, I'm sure most people don't know about it. Technet Virtual Labs offers focuses 90 minute virtual labs so you can play with new features in the latest Microsoft technologies just using Internet Explorer. Check out the SQL Server 2008 section to learn about features that interest you... like the two clustering labs... before they release SQL 2012 :)
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Too busy to blog

Current Events
SO..... Despite my best intentions, I haven't kept up with blogging. The reason why is actually good news... I've been crazy busy. Since I've last blogged I have: Trained a few SQL classes (MOC 6232B and 2778A, 70-432 and 70-433 test prep.) Built my first WCF Restful web service prototype for a long time client. Built customized SQL reports for an ASP.NET web application. Entered a consulting engagement with a client who upgraded from SQL 2000 to 2008 R2 and needs to learn and apply new features to their 24/7 web application database. Joined a team of consultant developers on a new ASP.NET / Ajax custom project. Created a wordpress blog for a local business and trained the client how to maintain it on their own. Continued to work in…
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