With SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM knocking at the door a list with R2 resources may come in handy.
So here you are:
WebcastsWhitepapersGITCA Fireside Chats
PASS - The Professional Association for SQL Server
SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit (April 2010 Update)
The SQL Server 2008 R2
Update for Developers Training Kit is ideal for developers who want to understand
how to take advantage of the key improvements introduced in SQL Server 2008 and
SQL Server 2008 R2 in their applications, as well as for developers who are new
to SQL Server.
It contains presentations (22), demos (29), hands-on labs (18), videos (35) as well as an utility to help configuring your computer for running the demos.
- E-Learning Clinics (thanks to Greg Low)
Articles and blogs
Other resourcesFree ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
- Slides from the SQL Server 2008 R2 launch (in Romanian from Zoli's blog)
- Rafal Lukawiecki - BI with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Office System 2010 (event slides - source: Zoli's blog)