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May 2010 target for SQL Server 2008 R2

Microsoft has made it public that this software will be available by May 2010. This is the product that works best with the Azure platform besides being feature rich otherwise.

The key benefits as advertised are,

A trusted and scalable platform

IT & Productivity- Improved virtualization support

Managed self-servie BI -Integration with Excel



It is still in Preview (SQL Server 2008 R2 Nov-CTP).

More resources here(including Books On Line-BOL)



Also read installation posts here:
http://hodentek.blogspot.com/2009/11/on-installingupgrading-sql-server-2008.html

http://www.packtpub.com/article/microsoft-sql-server-2008-installation-made-easy

http://hodentek.blogspot.com/2009/11/sql-server-2008-r2-nov-ctp-installs.html

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