SQL Server 2008 February CTP is now live on http://www.microsoft.com/sql/2008/default.mspx. With this wonderful, feature packed CTP we also have some great companion samples and sample databases which you can find at our portal page: http://CodePlex.com/SqlServerSamples. The readme for this sample release is located at http://www.codeplex.com/SqlServerSamples/Wiki/View.aspx?title=SQLServerDatabasesandSamplesOverview. There are lots of new OLE DB and ODBC samples, and the SSIS tutorials are back. See the readme and the individual projects on CodePlex (http://www.codeplex.com/MSFTDPProdSamples/ and http://www.codeplex.com/MSFTISProdSamples/). There are also lots of new cool community projects featured on our portal page. SQL Server 2005 samples and sample databases are also still available. Just be sure to click on SQL Server 2005 SP2a when you use the Releases tab to download the samples and sample databases because the default release is SQL Server 2008.
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