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I’ve always loved getting new things. And when it comes to software it’s no exception. I enjoy exploring a new release of my favorite app – see how things have changed and advanced and discovering new features. There are two new things that I want to call your attention to.

First, this week we released SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP. This CTP is a huge milestone because it is our feature complete CTP. You’ll find some great stuff in there for the Control Point and the Data-tier Application.

You can download the SQL Server 2008 R2 English language versions using these links:

SQL Server 2008 R2 Eval (including Master Data Services and StreamInsight):

SQL Server 2008 R2 Express:

SQL Server 2008 R2 Feature Pack:

Don’t delay, pull these down, install them and put them through your own personal gauntlet. Send us your feedback using Microsoft Connect:

The second new thing is a new book: SQL Server MVP Deep Dives. There are two special things about this book: 1) it’s written by experts. The content is top notch and I think this is a must have book for every SQL Server DBA. Second, it was an all-volunteer book and all of the author proceeds are going to You can find the book using the link above or also on Amazon. From the sidelines I watched the MVPs come together and get the book off the ground. It is a prime example of the strength and dedication of the SQL Server community.

  • i found it so much interested and i love it, please spare me a place in your diary so that you remeber me always,


  • Hello,

    The Deep Dives book is very interesting. I read the sample chapters and developers can find useful tips and tricks for their daily jobs.

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