Recently i got download of  SQL Server 2008 R2  CTP- (R2 Stands for Release-2 , CTP- Community Technology Preview) from TECHNET Subscriber downloads.

I’m not sure what’s new in this release. probably bug fix on SQL Server 2008  plus support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2..

SQL Server 2008 R2

SQL Server 2008 R2 is the next generation of the Microsoft SQL Server database platform, planned for release in the first half of calendar year 2010. The R2 release brings significant new capabilities and enhancements that can help your business keep pace with today’s growing and changing data management needs. Increase productivity and reduce data management costs by taking advantage of an even more scalable platform with comprehensive database and application management tools. SQL Server 2008 R2 helps users to build rich analysis and reports and helps organizations improve the quality of their data.

I will keep posted once i get more information about it..