Really short post here. I just found out that Stacia Misner (blog |blog 2 | @StaciaMisner) and Ross Mistry have released the SQL 2008 R2 book. I knew this book was in the works from speaking to Stacia over the last few months (she’s in my UG). Anyway, the book is available for free download.
Check it out, it should be well worth it.