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SQL Server 2008 R2 to be released in May

A quick post. It has just been announced, SQL Server 2008 R2 will be released in May. Customers with Software Assurance can upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2 and take advantage of the new features without incurring additional licensing costs. I am glad I have Software Assurance so hopefully I can roll this out sometimes […]


SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP Available For Download

Last week I wrote that SQL Server 2008 R2 Editions pricing has been announced, Microsoft today made availabe for download the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP. SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP is available today for MSDN and TechNet subscribers and it will be available to the general public on November 11th Go to […]


SQL Server 2008 R2 Editions Pricing Announced

Microsoft has announced pricing and also what is new in the SQL Server 2008 R2 editions. First here is the pricing Editions Per Processor PricingRetail ** Per Server Plus CAL PricingRetail ** Parallel Data Warehouse $57,498 Not offered via Server CAL Datacenter $57,498 Not offered via Server CAL Enterprise $28,749 $13,969 with 25 CALs Standard […]


Learn About SQL Server 2008 R2 Project Gemini And Project Madison By Watching These Videos

Channel 9 has two videos up about Project Gemini And Project Madison. These two videos will give you a good overview what Gemini and Madison are all about. Both videos are available in a variety of formats Introduction to SQL Server Project Madison The SQL Server team is working on a new project code-named “Madison”. […]


SQL Server 2008 R2 August Community Technology Preview (CTP) Announced

Microsoft has just announced the release of the August Community Technology Preview (CTP) of SQL Server 2008 R2. You might have heard about this before when people talked about Kilimanjaro and Project Gemini.

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Announced, CTP Coming This Summer

Microsoft announced SQL Server 2008 R2 at tech-ed yesterday. Here are just a couple of key benefits or new things Support for more than 64 Logical Processors New Extensions in SQL Server Management Studio Manage Efficiently at Scale and Optimize Resources New wizards will allows DBAs to quickly discover databases across their environment, enroll them […]