SQL Server 2008 R2 Public August CTP; Register for PASS Summit 2009

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 August Community Technology Preview (CTP) is now available for public download and testing. In addition, there’re two options to access the trial: First, you can download CTP at Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center. If you’re participating in the Office 2010 Technical Preview, you can also download a CTP of the Project “Gemini” Excel add-in […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 August Community Technology Preview (CTP) is now available for public download and testing. In addition, there’re two options to access the trial: First, you can download CTP at Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center. If you’re participating in the Office 2010 Technical Preview, you can also download a CTP of the Project “Gemini” Excel add-in from the Microsoft Connect site for “Gemini”.  And second option’s through Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) organization, offering a quick and easy preview of the Application and Multi-server Management capabilities in a virtual environment – a great way to explore the new features before downloading the full trial. The hosted trial’ll be available on Friday, August 14th at here.

Also registration for PASS Summit, November 2-5, 2009, Seattle is now open and for those planning to attend and there’s an early bird discount on the registration fee.