Yes the SQL Server best practices analyser is back and it can be used to analyse your SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2 instances.
The Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 BPA is a diagnostic tool that performs the following functions:
The following are required for using SQL Server 2008 R2 Best Practices Analyzer:
Link to BPA : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0fd439d7-4bff-4df7-a52f-9a1be8725591
The tool requires that MBCA is installed, this can be installed from - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1b6e9026-f505-403e-84c3-a5dea704ec67
SQL Server BPA can help you maintain and manage high performing SQL Server environment.