We have free eclinics available as well as a Developers Workshop available. There are various partners offering training but you’ll need to check for what’s available in your region. SQL Server 2008 R2 Training Kit available here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9710868 also Training: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/elearning/course/10334ae.mspxo This two-hour clinic explores the capabilities of Managed Self-Service BI with SQL Server 2008 R2, including the following topics: Self-Service Analysis, Self-Service Report Authoring, Enhancing Report Visualization and Managed Self-Service BI.
There are lots of <a href=”http://www.sqlsaturday.com”>SQL Saturday</a> events which all have SQL Server 2008 R2 training, and best of all the SQL Saturday events are free.
You can also look at <a href=”http://www.sqlpass.org”>SQL PASS</a> summit in Seattle. There will be a lot of SQL Server 2008 R2 sessions there. Also check out the Connections conference in Vegas.