Finally, another version of SQL Server 2008 has been launched and is available for download.
For organizations to be successful and thrive in today's world of data, they need a vision that addresses key data trends. The data platform vision of Microsoft helps organizations meet these data explosion needs and the next generation of data-driven applications.
Microsoft will continue to invest in and evolve the following key areas to support their data platform vision: mission-critical enterprise data platform, dynamic development, relational data, and business intelligence. Read this paper to learn about the Microsoft Data Platform Vision and how SQL Server 2008 meets the needs of the next generation of data-driven applications.
Here's a few links which i think you may find useful:
- SQL Server 2008 Product Overview white paper
- Official SQL Server 2008 Home page
- SQL Server 2008 CTP3 Download page
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