SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP Now Available

The latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) for SQL Server 2008 R2 is now available

Some of the new capabilities added to SQL Server in this release are:

- improved support for virtualization through Hyper-V with Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2

- enhanced data compression with support for Unicode UCS-2.

- New visualization features and a Report Part Gallery to Report Builder 3.0

As mentioned on the site - "SQL Server 2008 R2 includes enhancements designed to help administrators centrally monitor and manage multiple database applications, instances or servers. In addition, it has enabled high-scale complex event-stream processing through SQL Server StreamInsight, and expanded business intelligence capabilities with SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel"

You can download Community Technology Preview of Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 over here

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