At the end of August we released CTP3 (Community Technology Preview) of the next release of SQL Server codenamed Denali.
You can download it here.
This is a feature rich CTP and is deserving of your attention, though I can’t discuss where this falls into the overall release schedule – we haven’t made any official announcements and I’m not doing so here, that’s beyond my pay grade.
Download, install, exercise it and give us feedback!
Here are some areas to delve into and how to give us feedback.