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Microsoft announced the release of SQL Server 2008 at TechEd last July, which had previously been called "Katmai". Interestingly, SQL Server releases are named after mountain ranges in Alaska. They've released another Community Technical Preview since then...
I'll mention some information about Katmai in these blogs, but I don't normally write much about beta products - I like to keep the site content specific to our day-to-day jobs, not the latest and greatest beta. But I will talk about Katmai features in blog entries from time to time as I play with them.
If you want to download and play with Katmai, you can find it here: http://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/content/content.aspx?ContentID=5395.
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