Official News from Microsoft’s Information Platform
Today we are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3). This CTP release represents a significant milestone for customers and partners looking to experience the extensive new value delivered in Denali.
SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 brings a huge number of new capabilities for customers to explore and test. Product highlights for this CTP include:
Today, you have the chance to preview and test these marquee capabilities and the upgrade or migration experience. CTP3 is a production quality release that includes access to upgrade and migration tools like Upgrade Advisor, Distributed Replay and SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA). Upgrade Advisor and Distributed Replay allow you to perform thorough analysis and testing of your current SQL Server applications before upgrading so you know what to expect. You can also use SSMA to automate migrate non-SQL Server databases to SQL Server Code Name “Denali”. For more detailed information about the new SQL Server Migration Assistant v5.1, visit the SSMA team blog.
Download the bits here, test the new functionality and submit feedback back to us to help us deliver a high-quality release!
But wait – there’s more……SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 is also available!
In addition to the CTP3 for SQL Server Code Name “Denali,” today we’re also excited to release SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 to customers.
SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 contains cumulative updates for SQL Server 2008 R2 and fixes to issues that have been reported through our customer feedback platforms. These include supportability enhancements and issues that have been reported through Windows Error Reporting. The following highlight a few key features with enhancements in this CTP:
Customers running SQL Server 2008 R2 can download SP1 starting today!