Saturday, 26 November 2011

Denali: Now gets a proper name!

Since I last blogged about Denali, Microsoft has announced the official name for this version of SQL Server to be....(drum roll). SQL2012. Ok, ok. I'm pretty underwhelmed too but hey ho. Project Crescent now has the rather grand title of Power View and Juneau has the slightly less impressive Data Tools.

More exciting and interesting though are the changes to the Editions and also the licensing costs, in particular the introduction of a BI edition and the move to per core licensing. You can read more about this in this blog from Geoff Hiten.

I also came across this blog from the SQL Express guys which talks of the new LocalDB edition aimed at Developers. A lightweight database server with less management overhead than a full SQL Express edition. Nice.

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