Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. “For subscribers, SQL Server 2008 R2 is now available in the following editions: Enterprise, Standard, Web, Workgroup and Developer (English Language availability only). As a reminder, customers and partners who aren’t able to attend one of the many worldwide SQL Server 2008 R2 launch events, can view a SQL Server 2008 R2 Digital Tour,” noted Microsoft. With the release to manufacturing of SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft also debuted the SQL Server Launch website, centralizing a variety of resources on the new version of the data platform. The Redmond company is in fact inviting customers to access the website and familiarize themselves with the successor of the plain vanilla SQL Server 2008.