More about new features in SQL 11 / Denali

So yesterday I posted my wish-list for new programmability features in the upcoming release of SQL 11 / Denali.

Today I see that Simon S has posted about a new series of posts he will do, covering what is new in SQL 11. Knowing Simon, it will be really, really good. So if you are interested I suggest you keep your eyes open for his posts.

UPDATE: Ben C commented and said that CTP1 has been released (or something to that effect), and here is where it can be downloaded from.

What New Programmability Features Will There Be in SQL 11?

There is probably no secret that Microsoft is working hard on next version of SQL Server. The rumour has it that it will be named SQL 11 (it apparently goes under the code name of Denali. Quiz; MS has used the Denali code name previously, what was it for? Answers in the comments ).

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Stream and Complex Event Processing from a Relational Guy's Eye

This is a re-post from my previous blog. However, as that blog has now gone to the big blog repository in the sky (or wherever blogs go to when they are no more), I decided to repost this, seeing how CEP and StreamInsight are becoming more and more popular.

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SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP

Yesterday I downloaded and installed the August CTP of SQL Server 2008 R2, and today I played around with it for a while. So, what are my impressions?

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As the saying goes; "It is hard to learn an old dog new tricks", but...  Even though I am a really old dog, I hope I'll be able to learn a bit about "social networking", and therefore I created an account on Twitter a couple of days ago. Hopefully I'll be able to be more active on Twitter than what I've been here at the blog. Well, that should not be too hard, seeing how infrequent I post here.

Anyway, my twitter account is @nielsberglund, so if you are interested you know where to go.