SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) February CTP

The latest and greatest public CTP of SQL Server 2008 has been released. Visit http://connect.microsoft.com/sqlserver to get it. Also, when visiting, please enroll in the Bug Bash contest for your chance to win, among other prizes, an Xbox 360.

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SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) November CTP

The November CTP (CTP5) has been released. Go get it and start looking into some major new features added to this release. Officially, the only change for SSIS are to the lookup components. I’ll have to get my hands dirty to see if there are any other changes that they didn’t comment on. One thing […]

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SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) July CTP

The July CTP for SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) has been released. At the moment, in the upper-right hand corner it states that the June CTP is the current version, but if you click on it, you’ll get to the July release.

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SQL Server 2008 Launch Date Announced

Looks like the tentative release launch date for SQL Server 2008 is February 27th, 2008. Along with this three-punch release launch is Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Server 2008. Note that per the comment below and other official sources, Feb 28th, 2008 is a launch date, meaning that Microsoft will start a heavy marketing campaign […]

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SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) June CTP

Just wanted to post a quick note to let everyone know that the CTP release (for June) has been released by Microsoft. Stay tuned for my take on things related to this new release as I get time to evaluate it. http://www.microsoft.com/sql/2008/default.mspx Also, keep an eye on Matt Masson’s (SSIS Dev Team) blog. He’s been […]

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