Official News from Microsoft’s Information Platform
At TechEd North America we announced Microsoft SQL Server 2014 as part of a wave of updates to our key enterprise products. Today we are pleased to announce the availability of the first public Community Technology Preview (CTP) of SQL Server 2014. This public CTP enables you to try and test many of the capabilities of the SQL Server 2014 release. Below you will find an overview of SQL Server 2014 as well as the key features included in the first public CTP:
SQL Server 2014 delivers:
Key Features included in SQL Server 2014 CTP1:
In Memory Performance Built-In
Enhanced Availability, Security and Scalability
Platform for Hybrid Cloud
While there are several additional hybrid cloud features coming in the feature complete CTP at a later date, today you can try the new hybrid cloud deployment wizard in this CTP.
Enhanced BI Capabilities
SQL Server 2014 is at the heart of our modern data platform which delivers a comprehensive BI solution that simplifies access to all data types big and small. Within SQL Server 2014 CTP1, you will find Power View support for multi-dimensional models which was also include in SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU4.
Download SQL Server 2014 CTP1
SQL Server 2014 brings to market many new exciting capabilities that will deliver tremendous value to customers. You can begin to test many of these new features today with the release of the SQL Server 2014 CTP1. For fast development and testing of SQL Server 2014 CTP features, we have made the CTP available on Windows Azure Virtual Machines in addition to the on-premises download.
If you are at TechEd Europe and want to learn more about SQL Server 2014 don’t miss these sessions:
Learn more about SQL Server 2014 and download new datasheet and whitepapers here. You can also view the SQL Server 2014 CTP1 product documentation here.