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Microsoft announces SQL Server code-named “Denali” at PASS

At this year’s PASS conference in Seattle Microsoft announced the next release of SQL Server code-named “Denali”. Some of the important new features in the Denali release include:

  • SQL Server AlwaysOn  for improved availability
  • A new high performance column store technology code-named “Apollo”
  • A new BI and web development environment code-named Juneau”
  • A new web-based data visualization tool code-named “Crescent”
  • SQL Server Data Quality Services for improved data integration capabilities
  • Support for running SQL Server on Windows Server Core
    The CTP can be downloaded at: :
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