SQL Server codename “Denali” CTP3 has been released to the public after much anticipation. You may ask yourself, “What happened to CTP2?” The answer is simple. It was a private build for MVPs and some Microsoft partners. By private, I mean it was not released to the general public. The good news is that you did not miss much in CTP2. A lot of areas were incomplete or not working. But that is to be expected as it is a work in progress.
This blog post will serve as a means to gather resources such as links and blog posts regarding SQL Server “Denali” CTP3. Check back soon as I will be adding new resources. If you have a blog post abou SQL Server Denali CTP3 please pingback or email me to add it to the list.
SQL Server codename “Denali” Community Technology Preview 3 CTP3
SQL Server code name “Denali” Express Core Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP 3)
SQL Server code name ‘Denali’ Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP 3) Feature Pack
The SQL Server code name “Denal”‘ CTP 3 Feature Pack is a collection of stand-alone packages which provide additional value for Microsoft® SQL Server® code name ‘Denali’ CTP 3. It includes the latest versions of tool and components an add-on providers.
Adventure Works sample databases for SQL Server codename Denali CTP3
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Tutorials for SQL Server “Denali”
Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” CTP3 Release Notes
SQL Server Team: SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 and SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 are HERE!
SSIS Team Blog: Matt Mason - What’s new in SQL Server Denali?
SQL Server Reporting Services Team Blog: Thierry Dhers – SQL Server codename “Denali” CTP3, including Project “Crescent” is now publically available
What’s New in Master Data Services (MDS) in Denali CTP3
Marco Russo: Installing Analysis Services ssas #Denali CTP3 and PowerPivot Denali CTP3
Brent Ozar: CTP3 is Here! Five Things to Know About the Next Version of SQL Server
Jamie Thompson: SSIS enhancements in Denali CTP3
MSDN SQL Server (Pre-release) forum threads
SQL Server “Deanali” Books Online (BOL)