SQL2008 November CTP released

I’m a bit late on this (ie about a day, but that’s late in the blog world) but the November CTP of SQL2008 has been released and you can download it here:
 
I won’t go into the details of what it contains because various other people have already done so; the best round up I’ve seen is from Vidas Matelis:
 
Apparently the only feature missing from this CTP for AS is the ability to share a single AS database between multiple instances; there don’t seem to be any new features coming that I didn’t know about apart from some new Perfmon counters and some new Profiler trace events, and the rumoured query plans have not made the cut. Am I alone in feeling a little… underwhelmed by the new features in AS2008? Maybe that’s because I haven’t had a chance to test out the block computation changes yet (I might do this week though) – they’re not very obvious or demoable but they should hopefully make a big, big improvement to the performance of many calculations.

5 thoughts on “SQL2008 November CTP released

  1. Hi Chris,
     
    Regarding additional changes to SSAS 2008 – based on all previous webcasts, I think there are 2 more things that we will see in the future CTPs:
    – Execution Plan persistence
    – A flexible caching model
     
    Vidas Matelis
     
    Apparently the only feature missing from this CTP for AS is the ability to share a single AS database between multiple instances
     
     

  2. Hi Vidas,
     
    No, I think both of those were typos, badly written descriptions of features in the relational engine, or features which are already there in AS. There was an MVP-only webcast recently on what\’s coming in AS2008 and there are no more new features that we don\’t know about.

  3. indeed very made this blog..thanks for these instructions that you have put to disposition for all peoplehave a nice day

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