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    Monday, November 19, 2007

    SQL Stuff at Tech Ed IT Forum

    I had some other stuff to do, so I didn't make to TechEd this year. Fortunately Peter made an excellent review on TechEd IT Forum.
    Looking forward the hear Peter's review on Day 5 ;-) See you Thursday!!

    SQL Server 2008 - November CTP (5) released

    Today Microsoft released CTP 5 aka The November CTP of SQL Server. This release is a major step forward and includes 18 major improvements:

    • Data Collection and Performance Warehouse for Relational Engine
    • Service Broker Enhancements
    • Registered Servers Enhancements
    • Synchronous net-changes change tracking for SQL Server
    • T-SQL IntelliSense
    • Declarative Management Framework (DMF) Enhancements
    • Geo-spatial Support
    • Analysis Services Query and Writeback Performance
    • Robust Report Server Platform
    • Integration Services - Lookup Enhancements
    • Analysis Services MDX Query Optimizer - Block Computation
    • Analysis Services Aggregation Design
    • Analysis Services Cube Design
    • Reporting Services Scale Engine
    • Transparent Data Encryption
    • Resource Governor - Limit Specification
    • Backup Compression
    • Plan Freezing
    • Fully Parallel Plans Scale on Partitioned Tables

    Yoohoo, Intellisense is back and the stand alone Report Designer got a major GUI upgrade!!

    You can read the details in the "What's new" doc for the November CTP.

    Download it here.