Obwohl es noch etwas dauert bis SQL-Server 2008 verfügbar sein wird, gibt es bereits jetzt die Möglichkeit sich über die kommenden Neuerungen schlau zu machen.

Via dem folgenden Link finden Sie ein GRATIS e-Learning Angebot mit einem Ueberblick über die Neuerungen der neuesten SQL-Server Version (Inhalt in Englisch):

https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/courseDetail.aspx?courseId=78337

Title: Clinic 7045: What's New in Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008

Course Type: Self-paced Course

Available Offline: Yes

Estimated Time of Completion: 2 Hours

Language: English

Description:
In this clinic, you will learn about the new and enhanced features included in SQL Server 2008. You will explore the new data types and the data management features. Additionally, you will learn about the enhanced Integration Services, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services included in SQL Server 2008. This online clinic is composed of a rich multimedia experience.

Objectives:
At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features of SQL Server 2008 and their benefits.
  • Describe the features of enterprise data platform that help you to secure data in applications.
  • Describe the dynamic development features that facilitate the development of database applications.
  • Describe the features of SQL Server 2008 that provide data storage solutions beyond relational databases.
  • Describe the enhanced features in SSIS that help you to integrate data effectively.
  • Describe the enhanced features in SSAS that help you to improve the BI infrastructure.
  • Describe the enhanced features in SSRS that help you to improve the scalability of the reporting engine.