Thursday, August 7, 2008

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008







Microsoft Corp. today announced the release to manufacturing of Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the new version of the company’s acclaimed data management and business intelligence platform. This version of SQL Server provides powerful new capabilities such as support for policy-based management, auditing, large-scale data warehousing, geospatial data, and advanced reporting and analysis services. SQL Server 2008 provides the trusted, productive and intelligent platform necessary for business-critical applications.

“Microsoft developed this release of SQL Server with the customer in mind,” said Ted Kummert, corporate vice president of the Data and Storage Platform Division at Microsoft. “SQL Server 2008 is the only major database that includes comprehensive, tightly integrated functionality for data management as well as advanced business intelligence out of the box. By offering a complete solution, we save customers time and money and allow them to focus on deriving the most value from their data assets.”

SQL Server 2008 is now available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers and will be available for evaluation download on [b]Aug. 7, 2008[/b]. SQL Server 2008 Express and SQL Server Compact editions are available for free download today at [color="#0000FF"]http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver[/color]. As previously announced, pricing for SQL Server will not increase with SQL Server 2008. More information is available here

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