SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP and Report Builder 3.0 August CTP Released

SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP can be downloaded for evaluation here. Here are the download links for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. As given on the Microsoft Site:

SQL Server 2008 R2 expands on the value delivered in SQL Server 2008 to help your organization scale with confidence and improve IT and developer efficiency with new and enhanced tools for application and multi-server management, master data services and complex event processing. The new Self Service BI capabilities will empower end users to access, integrate, analyze and share information using business intelligence tools they already know – Microsoft Office.

The August Customer Technology Preview (CTP) includes Application and Multi-server Management which will help organizations manage database environments efficiently at scale with increased visibility and control across the application lifecycle. This CTP also includes Microsoft SQL Server StreamInsight, Microsoft’s new complex event processing technology to help businesses derive better insights by correlating event streams from multiple sources with near-zero latency.

Check out - What’s New in in Reporting Services 2008 R2 August CTP

Report Builder 3.0 August CTP has been released. A stand-alone MSI for Report Builder 3.0 August CTP, is now available for download here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=160384

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