This Wednesday night 1/16/2013 in Doral, FL I am presenting Scaling Out SQL Server with Replication to the South Florida SQL Server User Group.
If you want to learn SQL Server Replication basics from the ground up don't miss this event! I will outline a two tier application architecture then show how splitting reporting out can be done using replication with near real time performance. I will walk the group through how to configure replication from the ground up in a demo environment, and cover best practices and explain all the essential pieces of replication to set you up for success.
More information on the event can be found here.