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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 reaches RTM!

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 reaches RTM!

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image Yesterday we announced that Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 has reached the RTM (Release To Manufacturing) milestone!  With this very exciting announcement, I wanted to bring some resources and information to you that can help you in learning more about SQL Server 2008 R2.

You want performance?  You got it!  SQL Server 2008 R2 is setting records for performance and price/performance on industry standard benchmarks.  Five TPC-E benchmark results on SQL Server 2008 R2 published to date with five hardware partners (Dell, HP, NEC, IBM, and Unisys) show how SQL Server is driving scalability to new levels on x64 servers.  The top four performance results are held by SQL Server 2008 R2 as well as the top price/performance result.  Using the new support in R2 for more than 64 logical processors, the published results span the range from 2 to 16 CPUs, 24 to 96 cores, and 24 to 128 hardware threads.  No one else has shown performance and scalability on TPC-E, the most rigorous industry-standard measure of OLTP performance available today. You can read more about this on the SQL Server blog or the Microsoft SQL Server benchmark website.

Here are some other useful sources of SQL Server 2008 R2 information for you:

Partners, interested in learning how you can leverage the SQL Server 2008 R2 launch with your clients?  We have created a set of sales and marketing materials to help our you deliver the story and benefits of SQL Server 2008 R2 to your customers through the Partner launch-in-a-box.  Be sure to check out these items today:

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  • Congratulations to the Microsoft SQL Server Product Team for bringing us the latest and greatest platform to work with data.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed working with SQL Server 2008 and cannot wait to dig into R2!

    Your efforts are much appreciated by the database community and keep raising the bar for competitively in the RDBMS marketplace.

    Keep up the excellent work, BRAVO!

    Hugo Shebbeare

    Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator (MCDBA, MCITP)

    Project Management Professional (PMI.org cert.)

    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for SQL Server 2010

    Director, Intellabase Solutions

    Montreal QC Canada H2J 4E4

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