Community sample database and sample code installers for SQL Server 2008R2 RTM are now available. You can find the database installer at http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/ and can find all community samples at http://sqlserversamples.codeplex.com/.
Sample code changes include new Reporting Services samples targeted specifically at SQL Server 2008R2.
Sample database changes include the following:
· All dates have been incremented by 4 years. This is a customer requested change and helps keep the data looking relevant.
· Product descriptions in the data warehouse have been localized into 73 new languages. A new table has been added to store this new localized content.
· Scripts have been updated to use new names for the databases (AdventureWorks2008R2, AdventureWorksDW2008R2, AdventureWorksLT2008R2) so that the updated databases can live side by side with the SQL Server 2008 sample databases.
· A new approach to installing the databases has been implemented. This approach provides more targeted feedback when issues (such as an incorrectly configured server) arise and provides links to detailed help. It addresses some issues customers have had with previous installers.
On a personal note, it has been a privilege working on community samples for SQL Server but I am moving on from that role. Many thanks to all the contributors who continue to make the SQL Server community great!