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SQL Server 2012 – Released and available for public download

Posted by Sudarshan Narasimhan on April 3, 2012


SQL Server 2012 codenamed “Denali” is now ready for download and available for public consumption. Please check out the following blog post that talks about the general release.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2012/04/02/sql-server-2012-is-generally-available.aspx

SQL 2012 is specifically targeted at Big Data and High Availability, including a powerful set of feature-rich BI tools like PowerView. Some of the new engine features are :-

  1. SQL Server AlwaysON
  2. Contained Databases
  3. Column Store Indexes
  4. User-Defined Server Roles
  5. Big Data (Hadoop)


Again, Books Online is your best resource to read up on the new release and to understand the new set of features.

You can download the evaluation/trial version of SQL 2012 here,

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/get-sql-server/try-it.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29066

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Next version of SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” CTP3: Product Guide available for download

Posted by Sudarshan Narasimhan on August 11, 2011


Good news for all SQL enthusiasts today! The next version of SQL Server [codenamed “Denali”] reached the next milestone, i.e. CTP3 (Community Technology Preview 3) about a month back, but today the Product Team has released a complete product guide (with samples & videos) for public use. You can find the official confirmation from the SQL Server Product Team here,

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/08/10/sql-server-code-name-denali-ctp3-product-guide-is-here.aspx

If you haven’t downloaded the installation media for SQL Server Code Name "Denali" CTP3, you can find the link below,

https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/SQLDCTP3CTA/enus/

I highly recommend you to download the comprehensive product guide which contains whitepapers, presentation, demos and sample videos to help you learn the new release. This will help you get started on the next version and stay one step ahead of the rest of the SQL community. The Product Guide is a ~450MB download.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27069

Have fun playing with the new version. Remember, Information is Wealth Open-mouthed smile.

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