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SQL Server Codename “Denali” CTP3 Resources

By Jose Chinchilla aka sqljoe, 2011/07/13

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.


    1. Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant for Access
    2. Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL
    3. Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant for Oracle
    4. Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant for Sybase
    5.  Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant 2008 for Sybase PowerBuilder Applications

Adventure Works sample databases for SQL Server codename Denali CTP3


Don’t forget to read the sample databases readme file:


Tutorials for SQL Server “Denali”


Blogs / Wikis:

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)

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