On the heels of August's first code drop, Microsoft has released a second, more-fully-featured community technology preview (CTP) of its next database server. It promises a number of things, including improved business intelligence through database changes and integration with Office as well as more scalability at the high end.
What does the CTP offer ahead of the final product, planned for the first-half of 2010? Lets start at the beginning.
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