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Microsoft Unveils Database Products at PASS Conference  

Microsoft released the first community technology preview (CTP) for the next-generation version of SQL Server, codenamed Denali, Nov. 9. But that is just one of several announcements to come out of the PASS Summit 2010 conference in Seattle this week. In addition to unveiling Denali, Microsoft also announced the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse and the new Critical Advantage Program, which offers an end-to-end suite of pretested hardware and software configurations, services and support.

“SQL Server code-named Denali will help empower organizations to be more agile in today’s competitive market,” the SQL Server Team touted on its blog. “Customers will be able to efficiently deliver mission-critical solutions through a highly scalable and available platform. Industry-leading tools will help developers quickly build innovative applications while data integration and management tools help deliver credible data reliably to the right users and new user experiences expand the reach of BI to enable meaningful insights.”

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  1. Hi,

    This announcement also had some less expected effects like throwing Microsoft’s partner community into a frenzy. The way Microsoft unveiled Denali, it became really obvious that they are changing their long-term strategy in the BI space and their partners didn’t like that very much.

    I wrote about it as well, if you’re interested.


    Elad Israeli

    27 Nov 10 at 2:44 pm

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