Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Well as some very good people in the community have managed to say even before me, SQL Server 2008 has shipped a new CTP version just yesterday. As I have mentioned before, this is the feature complete version which includes all the functionality planned for the final release in Q3 of 2008. I think that for most people, the big change here will be the integrated Full Text Search which should really enhance performance.
Go ahead and download it here!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Just in case you were also looking for the SQL Server 2005 Sample Database, then you should know Microsoft has chosen to move it to the CodePlex site. SQL Server 2008 July 2007 CTP Samples are also available on the same site. I recommend downloading the versions which are marked in the end with CI as they enable a Case Insensitive search within them. The LT version is also CI.
I really love the way Adventure Works gives you an entire look on the abilities of SQL Server.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
SQL Server 2008 Datasheet
SQL Server 2008 Product Overview
Watch the TechEd SQL Server 2008 Webcast
Download the SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) June CTP Release
Four Pillars of SQL Server 2008
SQL Server 2008 June CTP highlights
And much more exciting things from the Tech Ed 2007. http://virtualteched.com/Pages/OnlineSessions/OnlineWebcastsDefault.aspx
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The future is here! The future is now!So, for a minute there I was feeling like I was at the fore front of technology, working on the SQL Server 2005 platform. But soon enough that too might be out of date ;)Microsoft had just announced a new SQL Server 2008 called "Katmai". The new platform is advertised as having:
Mission critical platform for all – providing a more secure platform and less time demanding in the field of data infrastructure management.
Beyond relational – allowing developers to use any type of data from xml to documents
Redefining pervasive insight – integrating data into...