SQL Server 2008 November CTP/CTP 5 Arrives

Just got the following link from Connect;


Looks like the first version of SQL 2008 Express is included. There is sooo much goodness in this CTP it deserves a separate post but some highlights;

  • Upgrade(but not of clusters)
  • Performance Data Warehouse for SQL Engine
  • Compression
  • Resource Governor
  • Transparent Data Encryption
  • FILESTREAM Data Type
  • Geospatial Support
  • T-SQL Intellisense (YIPEEEE)
  • New Cube design tools for SSAS
  • SSAS Resource Monitoring (think DMVs for SSAS)



Comments (4)

  1. I know that Visual Studio 2008 is getting most of the press today for releasing, but there was also a…

  2. SQL Server 2008 CTP, November 2007が公開されています。

  3. Dataland says:

    The SQL Server team has shipped the November CTP for SQL Server 2008.   Of all the upcoming Microsoft releases I am most interested in this one.  I think the SQL Server teams does … (Pingback)


  4. Bob says:

    I hope SQL Enterprise Manager will allow you to save TSQL files as us ASCII by default instead of forcing you to manually select a character encoding every time you save a file.  It’s a big pain with us for source code version control purposes.