Monday, August 10, 2009 7:27 PM tonyrogerson

SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP Availability Announcement

SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP Availability Announcement


Executive Summary

The SQL Server Team is pleased to announce the release of the August
Community Technology Preview (CTP) of SQL Server 2008 R2.

Your Data, Any Place, Any Time

SQL Server® 2008 R2 expands on the value delivered in SQL Server® 2008 to
help your organization scale with confidence and improve IT and developer
efficiency with new and enhanced tools for application and multi-server
management, master data services and complex event processing. The new Self
Service BI capabilities will empower end users to access, integrate, analyze
and share information using business intelligence tools they already know -
Microsoft® Office.

The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 August Community Technology Preview (CTP)
includes Application and Multi-server Management which will help
organizations manage database environments efficiently at scale with
increased visibility and control across the application lifecycle. Also
included is Report Builder 3.0 with support for geospatial visualization
(mapping, routing, custom shapes) which can help produce new insights and
discoveries well beyond what can be achieved with standard tables and charts
when geospatial data is combined with business information. Microsoft® SQL
Server® StreamInsight will also be made available for Community Technology
Preview in the coming weeks. This new complex event processing technology
will help businesses derive better insights by correlating event streams
from multiple sources with near-zero latency.

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# re: SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP Availability Announcement

Monday, August 10, 2009 7:31 PM by sqlartist

Now available on MSDN for download - 1.3gb for Enterprise, 100MB for express