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I am Ramkumar, 34 years old Consultant, trainer, blogger and speaker at SQL Server user group in India. I have more than 10 years of experience as a developer and SQL Server DBA. I love reading, teaching and blogging about SQL Server internals and performance tuning. My Facebook page:

Free SQL Server Learning Resources - Updated

Here is updated list of *free* invaluable SQL Server learning resources.

Unknown is an ocean. 

You think I missed some important  freely available Sql Server resources? please share the link with me.

Technet Resources

MCM Resources (Section 7.6 and 7.7)


SQL Skills

Brad M McGehee

Brad's checklist collections

Brent Ozar


Glenn Berry's DMV Collection

SQL Server 2005:

SQL Server 2008:

SQL Server 2008 R2:

SQL Server 2012:

SQLPASS Recordings


MCM Readiness Videos

Microsoft Webcasts/VirtualLabs

Top SQL Server Bloggers Ranking (gateway to diamond mine) (Aaron Bertrand)

PragmaticWorks past webinars (Whitepapers, Tutorials and Webcasts)

SSIS Step By Step Tutorials


Miscellaneous (Youtube videos 20+ minutes)


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Posted by thirumurugan_888 on 6 December 2012

hi Ram,

Already I have followed some learning resources.thanks for updated more learning resources in sql server. It was very useful to me to get update sql server in day to day.

thanks & regards,


Posted by sreekanth bandarla on 15 November 2013

you might want to add sqlbits(All of the SQLBITS are available for free) as well to your list.

Also Meyyappans Free Webcasts are very informative.

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