Links of Knowledge

A friend asked about some online resources for learning SQL among other technologies. I sent him a quick list of things I've sent others in the past.

Since I've sent this list multiple times, I should probably post it here. So here:

Microsoft Virtual Academy – Free
https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/data-series-platform-sql-server-17695

The Microsoft Press ever changing list of Free eBooks - Free
https://mva.microsoft.com/ebooks/

Channel 9 - Free
https://channel9.msdn.com

Stanford Database Course - Free
https://lagunita.stanford.edu/courses/Home/Databases/Engineering/about

Hands-On Labs - Free
https://www.microsoft.com/handsonlabs/

Download SQL Server Developer Edition – Free
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/developer-tools

Restore backup files for the popular Sample DBs – Free
https://github.com/Microsoft/sql-server-samples

Pluralsight – Free Trial
https://www.pluralsight.com/browse/it-ops

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda) – Free Trial
https://www.linkedin.com/learning/me

That’s probably enough to keep anyone busy for a few evenings.