The first public SQL Server 2008 R2 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is now available for download if you're a MSDN or TechNet subscriber. The CTP will be generally available for download on Wednesday, August 12th. To find out more about the SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP, see the Data Platform Insider blog post "SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP Available Today."



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