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SQL Server 2008 R2 Due, Too

Nearly three years in the making, SQL Server 2008 R2 is finally on its way. It's due to land in IT shops this May.

Something called R2 doesn't sound that exciting or all that new, but Microsoft often packs a lot of new stuff into these releases. Windows Server 2008 R2, for instance, could have just as easily been called SQL Server 2010.

SQL Server 2008 R2 has some new business intelligence features such as PowerPivot. PowerPivot (can we call it PP?) works with Excel and turns database data into online analytical processing (OLAP) data.

There's way more to this, but I don't have room for an entire treatise. All I can say is that Microsoft thinks PowerPivot is so important, it actually had its own code name: Project Gemini.

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/25/2010 at 1:17 PM


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