SQL Server code-name Denali CTP1 released!
Microsoft is making available for download on November 9 the first test
version of its next-generation SQL Server release, code-named “Denali.”
The company announced the availability of the Community Technology Preview
(CTP) build — available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers today — at the PASS (Professional Association for
SQL Server) Summit in Seattle. The first Denali CTP is slated to be available at 11:45 a.m. ET on November 9,
Microsoft officials said.
Microsoft said in February that its next release of SQL Server would be codenamed Denali, but declined to say
anything more about the release at that time. Now the Softies are sharing more.
Here’s a list of some of what is on tap to be included in Denali:
- SQL Server AlwaysOn, a new high-availability “solution that
will deliver “increased application availability, lower TCO (total cost of
ownership) and ease of use, according to the Softies
- Project codename “Apollo”, new column-store database
technology aiming to provide greater query performance
- Project codename “Juneau”, a single development environment
for developing database, business intelligence (BI) and web solutions
- Project codename “Crescent”, a web-based, data
visualization and presentation solution, and follow-on to the PowerPivot technology that is part of SQL
Server 2008 R2
- SQL Server Data Quality Services (based on technology
Microsoft’s 2008 Zoomix acquisition)
- Other data integration and management tools
For more information check the official link a Microsoft Product site: