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SQL Server 2008 R2 got to RTM last week

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/04/29

After the excitement of .NET 4.0 and all the tools around it, I totally forgot to mention that SQL Server 2008 R2 got to RTM.

If you are an MSDN subscriber you can download it there.

If you are not, you can download the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM – Express with Management Tools.

Brent Ozar wrote a pretty nice FAQ on the new SQL Server 2008 R2 features, much better than the “what’s new” and press release by Microsoft.

Feature conclusion so far:

  • nice new stuff for Business Intelligence
  • no new stuff on the engine and T-SQL front
  • watch your licensing when doing virtualization; the non-R2 is far cheaper for that

–jeroen (who just turned 41 today)

2 Responses to “SQL Server 2008 R2 got to RTM last week”

  1. Bertrand said

    Excitement? About having to install yet another .NET runtime?

    • jpluimers said

      In a world where frameworks is the norm, I don’t mind installing “yet another” .NET run-time.

      I don’t mind yet another JRE update either (I think there are about a dozen versions of java.exe on my machine).

      –jeroen

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