Our friends at Microsoft Virtual Academy have a number of no-cost online training courses available, delivered by Microsoft experts across a broad range of subjects.

We’ve pulled together the courses relevant to SQL Server 2012 and consolidated them for you below.  In total there are 11, count ‘em, 11 courses!

The courses cover content for both IT Professionals and for Developers that will show you how to implement and manage your database solutions including how to migrate to the cloud with the ability to scale on demand, how to implement the powerful reporting features in SQL server, as well as covering the capabilities of SQL Server that pertain to creating reliable, secure, and robust mission critical applications. We also cover how SQL Server integrates with SharePoint.

The 11 courses are:

While you’re over at MVA, feel free to check out some of the other courses they have available on topics like Windows Server, Windows Azure, Windows, Microsoft Office and more .  You can do most modules in a few minutes and complete courses in pieces over a few days or weeks, all on your schedule.

Happy learning!


If you're interested in getting some in person training to supplement these courses, we've compiled and continue to update SQL Server 2014 and Power BI launch events in Canada.  Check to see which events are taking place at a city near you!

To get a better understanding of what is new in SQL Server 2014 as well as why upgrade from previous versions, see the detailed version-by-version breakdown we’ve posted.