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Installing the SQL Server 2008 R2 August Technical Preview

Installing the SQL Server 2008 R2 August Technical Preview

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I see a lot of comments on Twitter making comments about how hard SQL Server is to install and so I thought I would go through a simple installation based on the August Technical Preview, SQL Server 2008 R2.  I also used the latest operating system Windows Server 2008 R2

We are also having a debate internally about the relative usefulness of videos & blogging and so my walkthrough is available in three formats

I can easily look at the numbers of hits against each of these links but some comments about what format you prefer to  consume technical information would also help.

  • The link to your blog gives this error:

    But I'd prefer the blog format, heh.  For what it's worth, I'd love to see somebody independent step through a SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL installation and time each of 'em.

  • Brent fixed the link now and as for the other installs that sounds like a job for you my friend as you're pretty independant

  • A very useful and informative post. I am definately subscribing to your feed.

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