At the PASS summit, the Editions of SQL Server 2008 R2 were announced. Pricing was also announced.

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 is planned for release in the first half of calendar year 2010
  • 2 New Editions were announced: Datacenter and Parallel Data Warehouse
  • Application and Multi-Server Management
  • Support for up to 256 logical processors
  • Backup Compression will now also be a feature of SQL Server 2008 R2 standard edition

The November Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is now also available

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2-editions.aspx