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SQL Server 2008 November CTP is here!

Download it here! SQL Server 2008 is a huge step forward as we continue delivering on our Data Platform Vision for “Your Data, Any Place, Any Time.” SQL Server 2008 will bring that vision to life, and there is something in this feature-rich CTP to meet the needs of companies of all sizes. The SQL Server 2008 November CTP introduces extensive new functionality across all of the core themes of SQL Server – Trusted, Beyond Relational, Dynamic Development, and Pervasive Insight. For example, this CTP helps customers manage a mission critical and productive data platform with key features such as compatibility with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 as well as Resource Governor, Declarative Management Framework and Transparent Data Encryption. The CTP is also the first to help customers store and consume any type of data including new FILESTREAM data types and to provide support for spatial data. New business intelligence enhancements include improved performance, usability, and data visualization. I encourage you to read Ted Kummert’s Presspass Q&A to learn more on SQL Server 2008 and the Data Platform vision.