Joey met with Mike Jones right after the first public showing of some of the great new features coming in the next release of SQL Server code-named Kilimanjaro.


PASS Community Summit 2008

He showed demos of two things.

Firstly the "Fabric Control Point" provides a unified view from a management perspective of all the SQL Servers in your datacenter and allows you to manage policy holistically over all of them.

Second was the Data-Tier Application Component (DAC) which combines details about the application that the developer is building and turns schema into something called a "DAC PACK" which can be offered to the Fabric Control Point to aid in the deployment of the data tier within the Managed SQL Server Fabric.

Very cool stuff and well worth a watch..