Nothing beats a good video for some real in depth training sessions. There are some absolute gems here, so get stuck in.
*New* IBM Storage Innovation Summit 2011 – Unrated. TBA – Several interesting sessions from one of the leading storage vendors.
*New* Windows AzureConf 2013 – Unrated. TBA – These sessions were recommended by none other that the fabulous Buck Woody (twitter|blog). Anything cloud is right up my street, so I look forward to working my way through them.
*New* Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster Sessions at TechEd – Unrated. TBA – Whilst these sessions are available via the TechEd Online link, I thought I’d share this easy to use post which compiles a list of the Windows 2012 Failover Clustering sessions at TechEd 2012 NA together. So clustering fans, don’t delay and check them out now :).
*New* Pragmaticworks Past Webinars – Unrated. TBA – I cant say much about these yet since I have not had the chance to listen, but I’ll be back in a day or so to give you the low down!
*New* Six Weeks of Windows Azure Sessions - Unrated. TBA – So when “Six Weeks” was first announced, I immediately jumped onto it and registered excited at the prospect of (surprisingly :)) six weeks of Azure training. Unfortunately the IT gremlins got in the way and I never seemed to receive my enrolment or notification that this event ever actually happened. Thankfully I have put on my Indiana Jones hat and uncovered the Lost Ark of Windows Azure Training. I’m currently working my way through the recordings so this training is (as yet) unrated.
*New* SQL Server Quickies – – Ever fancied a quickie? Yep me too -and what is more you can have one with my good friend Klaus Aschenbrenner. Klaus has started releasing informal videos on complex topics explained in a very digestible format for your enjoyment. I encourage you to drop by and try not to snigger as Klaus rather mischievously says the word “quickie” in classic Benny Hill style.
SQLRally Nordic – – It is not often that I miss a SQL event these days, and it was a real disappointment to me that I couldn’t make SQLRally Nordic. The good news is that thankfully (unlike Orlando) everything was recorded! Yay! Enjoy.
Microsoft Virtual Academy – Unrated. TBA – I’ve not tried this yet, but it looks like it is going to be a real corker. Time to add to my to do list…
Technet Edge – A replacement for MSDN TV perhaps? Well I personally think this could be even better with not just Videos but Screencast, Podcasts and articles provided. Excellent!
SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit Web Installer – Fancy some rather awesome free SQL Server content and training materials? This download is very impressive as long as you have installed the prerequisite software. Don’t delay and download now.
SQL Server 2012 Virtual Labs – Have you got a Web Browser but not much else? No problem, Microsoft have provided a cost free way for you to learn this amazing product for SQL 2012!
SQL Server 2008R2 Virtual Labs – Have you got a Web Browser but not much else? No problem, Microsoft have provided a cost free way for you to learn this amazing product for SQL 2008R2!
SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) Readiness Videos -No training list would be complete without Paul, Kimberly and Brent’s contribution to SQL Server MCM training. If you are looking to pass this prestigious certification, these are a must. If you want to download these videos from one convenient place then thankfully there is an RSS feed which can be accessed from here.
Microsoft Tech·Ed Online – is an excellent video library featuring lots of training videos from a wide range of Microsoft centric subjects such as Hyper-V, Azure and SQL Server.
TED: Ideas worth spreading – TED is a fantastic non-profit organization devoted to spreading ideas around the world. Subjects are varied and challenging from visual presentation of data to the linguistic genius of babies. Simply brilliant.
PDC – For those that don’t know, the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference is the epicenter of Microsoft’s biggest platform announcements where leading-edge developers and architects gather to hear first-hand from Microsoft’s leaders about the next generation of Microsoft developer technologies. To put it into perspective …..Anders Hejlsberg is speaking here people!!!
MSDN TV -Running for 3 years, MSDN TV was an excellent show. Made to look very much like a chat show, guests then demonstrated products and features. The archives are all hosted on MSDN.
Victor Gaudioso’s Silverlight Video Tutorials – If you want to learn Silverlight, then MVP Victor Gaudioso has recorded some excellent training videos.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Develop strong database applications – People you ARE GOING TO THANK ME FOR THIS! This root page gives you access to some fantastic Microsoft Webcasts, Videos, Virtual Labs and Podcasts. Truly awesome.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008: Access Your Data Any Place, Any Time – Just like the last url these videos are related to a certain categorisation. I’ve not quite figured out how many of these there are or indeed where the root page is, but for now until I do, access the videos from these urls.
24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview Session Recordings – So did you go to PASS Summit 2010? No? Bought the recordings? No? Oh well at least you have access to many preview session recordings.
Microsoft tech days – Another great annual event and some more excellent presentations. From SQL Server to .NET there is some good stuff here.
Channel 9 – Yet another excellent offering from Microsoft. This time these sessions are a little bit more raw, rugged and real. More Blair Witch than Blade Runner in terms of filming style, but very much the latter in terms of quality. Channel 9 you rock!
SQLBits – You know not all the action happens in the States! Over here in the U.K. we have a Bi-Yearly conference called SQLBits, and the greatest thing about SQLBits? It’s the free conference videos. They are also excellently produced, good technical resources by leading experts in their field and community specialists and are FREE and NUMEROUS. Another fabulous video learning resource.
Five Classic Videos Every DBA Should Watch – If Brent Ozar is telling you that you should watch five videos, then YOU SHOULD watch these five videos. The only reason for the three stars is the fact that most if not all can be obtained elsewhere and that there are only five listed, but hey that was the title of the post right?! However a definite five starts for quality!
Technet Library SQL Videos – Most of these videos are short in length, usually around 10-30 minutes but are very well done and straight to the point. The majority of videos are Business Intelligence based although hopefully more will be added over time.
SQL Workshops Webcasts – Not a huge amount of videos available here, but what is there, is good.
PowerPivot Videos – Many videos from the boys in blue relating to their “client side” BI magic.