SQL Server Codenamed 'Denali' Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3) Available for Download

SQL Server 2012 codenamed Denali CTP3 is now available for download from Microsoft Download Center. The third Community Technology Preview of codenamed Denali, the next major version of the software giant's data platform was published on the Microsoft Download Center this week."Microsoft SQL Server code name 'Denali' enables a cloud-ready information platform that will help […]

SQL Server 2012 codenamed Denali CTP3 is now available for download from Microsoft Download Center. The third Community Technology Preview of codenamed Denali, the next major version of the software giant's data platform was published on the Microsoft Download Center this week.

"Microsoft SQL Server code name 'Denali' enables a cloud-ready information platform that will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organization as well as quickly build solutions and extend data across on-premises and public cloud backed by capabilities for mission critical confidence," the company said.

"For the first time, customers can begin testing the much anticipated features of "Denali" with today's CTP, including SQL Server AlwaysOn and Project "Apollo" for added mission critical confidence, Project "Crescent" for highly visual data exploration that unlocks breakthrough insights, and SQL Server Developer Tools code named "Juneau" for a modern development experience across server, BI, and cloud development projects," the company revealed.

SQL Server code name 'Denali' enables a cloud-ready information platform that will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organization as well as quickly build solutions and extend data across on-premises and public cloud backed by capabilities for mission critical confidence:

  • Deliver required uptime and data protection with AlwaysOn
  • Gain breakthrough & predictable performance with Project Apollo
  • Help enable security and compliance with new User-defined Roles and Default Schema for Groups
  • Enable rapid data discovery for deeper insights across the organization with Project Crescent
  • Ensure more credible, consistent data with SSIS improvements, a Master Data Services add-in for Excel, and new Data Quality Services
  • Optimize IT and developer productivity across server and cloud with Data-tier Application Component (DAC) parity with SQL Azure and SQL Server Developer Tools code name "Juneau" for a unified dev experience across database, BI, and cloud functions

You can download 'Denali', Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP 3) here.