Download SQL Server 2008 CTP3 for free testing and deployment
SQL Server 2008, The next release of Microsoft SQL server is available for download now under Microsoft CTP program. This SQL Server 2008 has been improve a lot on their key areas to support their data platform vision: mission-critical enterprise data platform, dynamic development, relational data, and business intelligence.
Now you can start download SQL Server 2008 for free and test out the SQL Server 2008 features without paying any cost. Meanwhile, download SQL Server 2008 can give a chance to developers create new applications that can store and consume any type of data on any device, and enabling all your users to make informed decisions with relevant insights. Beside that, The integration between other microsoft product has been easy for development.
What New in SQL Server 2008
SQL Server 2008 capabilities deliver on the four key areas of the data platform vision.
- Mission-Critical Platform “ SQL Server 2008 enables IT groups to be more productive by providing a more secure, scalable, and manageable platform. It includes a new policy-based management framework that shifts from managing by scripts to managing by rules. SQL Server 2008 also protects valuable information in existing applications and disconnected devices. In addition, SQL Server 2008 delivers predictable query performance with an optimized platform.
- Dynamic Development “ SQL Server 2008 along with the .NET Framework enables developers to build the next generation of applications. Developers are more productive because they work with business entities instead of tables and columns. They can build applications that enable users to take their data with them and synchronize their data with back-end servers.
- Beyond Relational Data “ SQL Server 2008 enables developers to consume any type of data, from XML to documents, and build applications that incorporate location awareness.
- Pervasive Business Insight “ SQL Server 2008 provides a scalable infrastructure that can manage reports and analysis of any size or complexity while at the same time empowering users because of its close integration with the Microsoft Office System. This enables IT to drive business intelligence throughout the organization. SQL Server 2008 makes great strides in data warehousing, enabling users to consolidate data marts in an enterprise data warehouse.
Here’s a few links useful for SQL Server 2008:
- SQL Server 2008 Product Overview white paper
- Official SQL Server 2008 Home page
- Download SQL Server 2008 CTP3 on Microsoft Download page
Updates : SQL Server 2008 Enterprise is available download now
Download a free, fully functional 180-day trial edition of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise today and take advantage of SQL Server security, scalability, developer productivity, and the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership.
Download Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise