SQL Server 2012 (“Denali”)

SQL Server 2012 (codename “Denali”) is the name for the next version of SQL Server.  The CTP1 of Denali was released on Nov 8, 2010, and you can download it here.  The next CTP will be available this summer, and you can signup to be notified when it is released (UPDATE: CTP3 made available here on July 12th, 2011).

UPDATE on 10/13/2011: The official name is SQL Server 2012.

I have other blogs that cover the following major new items in Denali: the new SSAS features, the new SQL Server Developer Tools, codename “Juneau”, and the new reporting tool called Project Crescent.  Here are the best resources I have found that describe other new features:

What’s New (Microsoft help)

Top 9 New Features of SQL Server “Denali”

Dattatrey Sindol’s blog on the new features

Jacob Sebastian’s list of new features

What’s new in Denali CTP1. And what isn’t in CTP1


Pinal Dave’s Inside of Next Generation SQL Server – Denali

Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” AlwaysOn Series,Part 1: Introducing the Next Generation High Availability Solution

The T-SQL Cookbook: What’s Cool in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and New in SQL Server Code-Named “Denali”

What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” for SQL Server Analysis Services and PowerPivot

What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” for Reporting Services

What’s New in Manageability for Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named “Denali”

Performance Tuning and Optimization in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server Code-Named “Denali”

What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” for SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” AlwaysOn Series,Part 2: Building a Mission-Critical High Availability Solution Using AlwaysOn

About James Serra

James currently works for Microsoft specializing in big data and data warehousing using the Analytics Platform System (APS), a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/MDM architect and developer, specializing in the Microsoft BI stack. He is a SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience.
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