News

SQL 2008 R2

SYSPREP in SQL Server 2008 R2

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/06/15/sysprep-in-sql-server-2008-r2.aspx

SQL Server 2008 R2 Offers Enhancements, New Management Capabilities

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/IT-Infrastructure/SQL-Server-2008-R2-Offers-Enhancements-New-Management-Capabilities-518969/

With the late April release of its SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft has extended its popular database server product with core platform enhancements, new management capabilities and a raft of features focused on enabling self-service business intelligence scenarios.

Seven Reasons To Care About SQL Server 2008 R2

http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20100609/tc_infoworld/126631

"With Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft begins to fully realize its vision of SQL Server as an information platform and not "just" a database."

Other

http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx

Downloads

SQL 2008

BizTalk Server 2010 Beta

BizTalk Server 2010 Beta is an integration server that provides connectivity, Business Process Management (BPM), and SOA/ESB capabilities. It also includes Business to Business (B2B) integration capabilities, Adapters, Accelerators, and an RFID platform.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=0f852e77-f792-4784-b2d4-95113d40db64

Microsoft SQL Server Protocol Documentation

The Microsoft SQL Server protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=91ef5106-944a-41e1-b3a0-5bd3f2356f32

SQL 2008 R2

SQL Server 2008 R2 Best Practices Analyzer

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0fd439d7-4bff-4df7-a52f-9a1be8725591

Events/Webcasts

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2008 R2: Upgrading SQL Server Business Intelligence Components (Level 300)

Thursday, July 15, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Unless you are dealing with a totally new Microsoft SQL Server installation, the upgrade process is clearly an important part of the installation story. In this webcast, we explain what you need to consider when upgrading to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 with a focus on the business intelligence components, Reporting Services and Integration Services. Topics we cover include:

Using automated tools and using manual processes for the upgrade.

Upgrading Reporting Services to SQL Server 2008 R2 and moving report servers.

Moving legacy SQL Server ETL packages.

Automating much of the upgrade with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages.

Upgrading from the earlier Data Transformation Services (DTS).

Verifying upgrade attempts.

Presenter: Andrew Fryer, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

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https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032455446&culture=en-US

New KB's

2005

SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 Cumulative Update 10 Released

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983329.

2008 R2

Cumulative Update package 2 for SQL Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2072493/en-us