I’m linking to free resources for learning SQL Server here
There are lots of great paid resources, too. But we’re talking about freebies in this podcast episode — specifically free things that may be useful to beginners.
Also, I’m focusing on SQL Server resources, because that’s the kind of nerdery I’m into.
There are a ton of awesome blogs out there, but that’s going to have to be another episode, because we’ve got plenty to cover with other resources here!
Want to recommend resources I don’t have listed here? Add a comment!
Free, Interactive Training for Beginners
In-Person User Groups
Virtual User Groups
Get Help from the Community
#SQLHelp on Twitter
SQL Server Community Slack
Sites Where All the Learning is Free
SQL Server Documentation – the Artist Formerly Known as “Books Online”
SQL Server Central Stairways
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Dear SQL DBA Podcast
That’s mine! https://sqlworkbooks.com/webcasts/
Brent Ozar Unlimited Office Hours
Voice of the DBA Podcast by Steve Jones
Some more advanced free resources
GroupBy, free online conference
SQLSkills 101 posts
I know, they’re called “101”, but most of them are 301 or higher if you ask me 🙂
Channel 9 SQL Server Videos