Not sure to how many are keeping track on this. We just released on the CTP4 build about 3-4 hrs back and you can catch all the action at: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/futureversion/default.mspx. Click on the top link and it will take you to the connect site for the July CTP downloads …
Things that have got added as part of this release are – Automatic Page repair for mirroring, Log stream compression, DMV’s added & Extended, Event Tracing for Windows (ETW), Tablix reporting support, New time series for AS used for Mining (ARIMA: Auto Regressive Integrated Moving Average), Date & time datatypes, and many more …
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We have a webcast scheduled for next week around SQL Server 2008.
SQL Server 2008 – Beginning of a New Era
August 08, 2007 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
This webcast introduces you to the new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 related to four major areas: enterprise data platform, dynamic development, beyond relational databases, and pervasive insight. By using the new features, you can encrypt and protect your data in a trusted platform and optimize your system performance. Also, you can manage individual database servers or enterprise-level database servers. In addition, you can enhance the development of applications with business entities and synchronize data remotely. SQL Server 2008 provides enhanced features in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) that help you to implement business intelligence solutions in your organization and to empower each user by providing them with insight into the business of an organization.
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