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SQL Server 2008 R2 Released to Manufacturing!

We are very excited to share that today, Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 to manufacturing! Customers can expect availability in the next few weeks through Microsoft’s distribution channels. For more information, visit

SQL Server 2008 R2 enhancements continue to support mission-critical workloads providing a trusted, scalable platform, increased developer and IT efficiency and managed self-service business intelligence reporting and analytics. It is for these very reasons that SQL Server 2008 R2 is setting records for performance and price/performance on industry standard benchmarks.


Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM – Management Studio Express

The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 RTM – Express is a powerful and reliable data management system that delivers a rich set of features, data protection, and performance for embedded applications, lightweight Web applications, and local data stores. Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, this download includes support for Sysprep, Microsoft’s System Preparation Utility for Microsoft Windows operating system deployment.

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SQL Server 2008 R2 gets an official due date

Speaking of roadmaps, Microsoft (either “by design” or by mistake) has provided a due date for SQL Server 2008 R2, the next version of its database.

Up until recently, the Softies have been saying SQL Server 2008 R2 would be a “first half” 2010 product. But in a new benchmark report, that date gets more specific.

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To R2 Or Not To R2?

…that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the server cabinet to suffer the outrageous lack of valuable new functionality, or to take arms against the powerful improvements to the core Windows Server operating system. And by opposing, manage without them? To sleep (or hibernate): perchance to dream of an easy upgrade. I guess you can see why I don’t write poetry very often – it always seems to end up sounding like somebody else’s.

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

windows-server-2008-hyper-v-logo-v_2 Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. With the addition of new features such as live migration and expanded processor and memory support for host systems, it allows organizations to consolidate workloads onto a single physical server and is a good solution for organizations who are consolidating servers as well as for development and test environments.

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Now Available

In approximately 9 hours, the next version of Windows Server will be published on MSDN + TechNet, and possible available for a free 180 day evaluation from the download centre.

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Update – This now available to download.

SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP Available Today

Today we are excited to announce the availability of the first community technology preview (CTP) of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, with the CTP generally available on Wednesday, August 12th.

Building on the momentum of SQL Server 2008, “R2” improves IT efficiency by reducing the time and cost of developing and managing applications; empowers end users to make better decisions through Self-Service Business Intelligence and enables organizations to scale with confidence by providing high levels of reliability, security and scalability for business critical applications.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Microsoft has just published the first public test build of the next database software, “SQL Server 2008 R2”. The download was published on MSDN + TechNet on the 10th of August, and will be publicly available on the 12 August.


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