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Microsoft SQL Server code-named ‘Denali’ – CTP1

Tuesday, November 09 2010 9:48 PM
(David Gardiner’s Blog Post)

Wednesday morning I’ll be giving a quick summary of all the new announcements from the 2010 PASS Summit in Seattle (courtesy of LobsterPot’s on-the-spot reporters Rob and Roger) to the Adelaide leg of the PDC10 Roadshow.

In preparation for that, I did a quick search for any Denali tidbits, and discovered the CTP is now publicly available. I’m downloading as we speak/type. Annoyingly, the Release Notes link is broken at the moment. Hopefully that gets fixed soon.

Download links

My top predictions for new features (seeing as I haven’t got it installed yet to find out)

  • Failover cluster support for Windows Phone 7
  • Query optimiser support for X-Box 360 Kinect

Ha.. though actually I can see some possible use of Kinect with reporting and data mining in the future.. That would be cool.

Maybe they’d have to call that “Minority Report-ing Services”

This post was originally published on April 10, 2011.