SQL Server 2008 R2 – November CTP

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SQL Server 2008 R2 – November CTP

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Hi all,

At PASS Event, last week, it was released the latest CTP of SQL Server 2008 R2, the November CTP:

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2-Next.aspx

This CTP is available for download here:

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2Downloads.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fe0c6a31-5ad6-4eea-a865-73bbe2608bd1&displaylang=en

(MSDN & TECHNET subscribers can also download this CTP using their subscriptions)

Release Notes - Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Release Notes

Readme - Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Readme

SQL Server 2008 R2 introduces two new premium editions:

- SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

- SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse

But there are news in the core editions, too:

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2-editions.aspx

To read what is new in SQL Server® 2008 R2 November Community Technology Preview click here.

The Feature Pack for the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP is available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=020EE0D5-BCE4-4A45-9D64-B0C49C8831E5&displaylang=en

SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP version of the Books Online is available online and also as an offline download:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms130214(SQL.105).aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C18BAD82-0E5F-4E82-812B-5B23E5D52B9C&displaylang=en

Some technologies are getting some highlights:

And there are more information about what is the Project “Madison” and the Fast Track initiative:

Check this new White Paper about Data Warehouse 2.0 - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee730351.aspx

Check this technical article about the Fast Track Data Warehouse 2.0 Architecture - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd459178.aspx

Cheers,

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