Microsoft has announced the preview version of their next generation of SQL Server database software code named “Denali”

Quoting from MSDN Download Center

SQL Server code-named ‘Denali’ helps empowers organizations to be more agile in today’s competitive market. Customers will more efficiently deliver mission-critical solutions through a highly scalable and available platform. Industry-leading tools help developers quickly build innovative applications while data integration and management tools help deliver credible data reliably to the right users and extended managed self-service BI capabilities enable meaningful insights.

With SQL Server code-named ‘Denali’ customers will benefit from the following added investments:

  • Enhanced mission-critical platform: A highly available and scalable platform designed to with greater flexibility, lower TCO, ease of use, and the performance required by the most mission-critical applications.
  • Developer and IT Productivity: New additional tools will help developers build innovative applications with reduced time-to-market while IT professionals benefit from greater operational control and ease of use.
  • Pervasive Insight: Stunning new managed self-service experiences for end users and holistic data integration and management tools will help deliver consistent, credible data to the right users at the right time.

To read about what is new in SQL Server code-named ‘Denali’ – Community Technology Preview 1 (CTP1) click here.

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Download the CTP1 of SQL Server code-named ‘DENALI’  from Microsoft Download Center