Microsoft SQL Server 2008 released – download it today

Sql Server 2008 Released

Lots of stuff to talk about in this release – better scalability, concurrent workload management, new data encryption, and new policy based management.

What has me excited?

The new Business Intelligence (BI) features:

“SQL Server 2008 BI—Is It for Your Organization?
As I’ve mentioned earlier, I see scalability and performance as the most significant areas of improvement in SQL Server 2008. Reports run faster, various queries can execute faster, and writebacks in SSAS are faster. A handful of brand-new capabilities, such as the Data Profiler in SSIS, may also make you think seriously about migration. Overall, SQL Server 2008 is an evolutionary upgrade which provides a better performing BI platform.”

- SqlMag, May 2008

Business Intelligence

The all new Report Designer:

Report Designer

And the spatial data capabilities:

Spacial Data


Check it out now for yourself.


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  1. . says:

    As you may have heard , we released Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM earlier this week.  Even though I

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