Some exciting news in the develoipment of SQL Server 2008!
Microsoft hit an important milestone for SQL Server 2008 with the announcement of the upcoming November Community Technology Preview (CTP). And this CTP is packed with new features, including compatibility with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 and new capabilities such as Resource Governor, Backup Compression and Transparent Data Encryption. This CTP also has new business intelligence enhancements including Design Alerts, block computation, and Enhanced Report Designer including new visualizations. In addition, this is the first CTP to help customers store and consume any type of data including new Filestream data types for unstructured data, and to provide support for spatial data for location intelligence. Register with the CTP program to take part in the preview.