Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Microsoft SQL Server codename "Kilimanjaro"


Oh my goodness! Just when I was getting comfortable with SQL Server 2008...The toys, for us SQL Server developers and practicioners, are seemingly becoming endless. Microsoft SQL Server codename 'Kilimanjaro' (my gut feeling tells me this will become SQL Server 2010) will be released in its Community Technology Preview (CTP) version by mid-January '09, with a duration of 4 to 5 weeks.

Kilimanjaro is jammed-packed with improvements to the BI engine and during the demo, it performed a 1-trillion row query in seconds!

Kilimanjaro was first unveiled at the Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference in Seattle this past October. During the conference, Microsoft committed to provide easy-to-use analysis tools in Kilimanjaro, described under their code name, "Gemini."

According to a Microsoft announcement, the Gemini tools "will enable information workers to slice and dice data and create their own BI applications and assets to share and collaborate on from within the familiar, everyday Microsoft Office productivity tools they already use."

If you want your organization to be considered for this private CTP, click here and good luck as seats are limited.

Other Resources

'Kilimanjaro' SQL Server CTP To Begin in January - VirtualizationReview.com
Kilimanjaro Registration Site - SQL PASS
Microsoft Empowers Enterprises to Think Bigger About Business Intelligence - Microsoft PressPass
Microsoft Exec Lays Out Enterprise Strategy at Barclays Event - RedmondMag.com

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com/

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