Microsoft is pressing ahead with its SQL Server database offering, releasing community technology preview (CTP) copies of a product codenamed Denali that offers multi-state clustering, among other features.
Additionally, Microsoft rolled out what it’s billing as the Microsoft Critical Advantage Program (MCAP), which provides a litany of services and support offerings. Server Watch has the details on Microsoft’s latest SQL Server offering.
Microsoft gave out the first community technology preview (CTP) copies of the next generation of its SQL Server enterprise database product — codenamed Denali — to developers gathered in Seattle for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2010, Tuesday.
Besides the CTP, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced general availability of SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW). PASS is an independent, not-for-profit, SQL Server organization.