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I am Principal Program Manager at Microsoft leading the Business Platform Division's (BPD) community team. BPD includes SQL Server, SQL Azure, BizTalk, AppFabric, and other technologies and services.

SQL2K8 November CTP

SQL2K8 November CTP

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The latest SQL2K8 CTP is finally available. Download it here.

This CTP contains a ton of work. Here's the not so brief list of areas. You can read the details in the "What's new" doc for the November CTP.

  • Data Collection and Performance Warehouse for Relational Engine
  • Service Broker Enhancements
  • Registered Servers Enhancements
  • Synchronous net-changes change tracking for SQL Server
  • T-SQL IntelliSense
  • Declarative Management Framework (DMF) Enhancements
  • Geo-spatial Support
  • Analysis Services Query and Writeback Performance
  • Robust Report Server Platform
  • Integration Services - Lookup Enhancements
  • Analysis Services MDX Query Optimizer - Block Computation
  • Analysis Services Aggregation Design
  • Analysis Services Cube Design
  • Reporting Services Scale Engine
  • Transparent Data Encryption
  • Resource Governor - Limit Specification
  • Backup Compression
  • Plan Freezing
  • Fully Parallel Plans Scale on Partitioned Tables
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  • Hey Now Dan,

    T-SQL intellisense has such a nice ring to it. Sure are a lot of new features.

    Thx 4 the info,

    Catto

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