Adventure Works Sample Databases for SQL 2012 RC0 Released

Early last week Microsoft released the Adventure Works samples for SQL Server 2012 RC0. Head over here to get the download. These sample databases only work with SQL Server 2012 RC0.

I love using these sample databases in my blog posts since they’re available to download for free and it makes it easy for those trying to follow along. The Adventure Works samples are also great for trying to recreate difficult issues my clients may be facing so I can have a better understanding of how to tackle the problem. If you’re serious about learning MS BI and SQL Server, you should definitely have some kind of sample database to play around with and test, so why not the AW sample since everyone has access to it.

The AW samples released for SQL Server 2012 RC0 use the AdventureWorks2008R2 and AdventureWorksDWDenali databases. There are no schema or data changes for in this release of the samples, except for additional date data in the DimDate table and an extra fact table, FactProductInventory, which contains inventory table. Download the sample databases here.

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