Monday, May 03, 2010

SQL Server 2008 R2 Released

Finally SQL Server 2008 R2 has been released. This is not a major release and being an intermediate release shares the same major version number of SQL Server 2008. There are a number of new features and introduced two new editions called Datacenter and Parallel Data Warehouse.




List of few new features

SQL Server Utility

Multi Server Dashboards

Report Builder 3.0

Master Data Services

Ability to connect to a SQL Azure Database

PowerPivot for SharePoint

PowerPivot for Excel

Imaging support for a stand-alone instance

Enterprise Edition supports maximum of 8 CPUs

Express Edition database size increased to 10 GB from 4 GB


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Download Express Edition From here

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