Microsoft just announced the release of the next version of SQL Server, code named Denali, at the PASS Summit in Seattle. The Community Technology Preview (CTP) version, somewhat like an early alpha or beta release, is available for download now to MSDN members.
Microsoft SQL Server 2011, code-named “Denali” empowers organizations to be more agile in today’s competitive market. Customers can 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 new user experiences expand the reach of BI to enable meaningful insights. Read More. Download the CTP. Release Notes.