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.