A Community Technology Preview (CTP) of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available.
“SQL Server 2008 SP2 CTP contains the cumulative updates up to SQL Server 2008 SP1 cumulative update package 8, and fixes to issues that have been reported through our customer feedback platforms. These include supportability enhancements and issues that have been reported through Windows Error Reporting”
Here are some new changes in SQL Server 2008 SP2 CTP
- SQL Server Utility - models SQL Server-related entities in a unified view. Read more at Managing the SQL Server Utility
- Data-tier Applications - DAC provides a single unit for authoring, deploying, and managing the data-tier objects instead of having to manage them separately. See Understanding Data-tier Applications
Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated Mode (Feature Pack) - The SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Products 2007 allows you to connect to SQL Server 2008 R2 Report Servers
Download the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) to learn more.