SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP released to MSDN/TechNet

Microsoft has released the first community technology preview (CTP) of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, with the CTP generally available on Wednesday, August 12th. SQL Server 2008, “R2” improves IT efficiency by reducing the time and cost of developing and managing applications; empowers end users to make better decisions through […]

Microsoft has released the first community technology preview (CTP) of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, with the CTP generally available on Wednesday, August 12th. SQL Server 2008, “R2” improves IT efficiency by reducing the time and cost of developing and managing applications; empowers end users to make better decisions through Self-Service Business Intelligence and enables organizations to scale with confidence by providing high levels of reliability, security and scalability for business critical applications. Some of the new features in SQL Server 2008 R2 are:

  • Application and Multi-server Management
  • SMP scale up with support for up to 256 logical processors
  • Report Builder 3.0 with support for geospatial visualization

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