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SQL Server 2008 R2 Nearly Due

If you've been jonesin' for the latest and greatest version of SQL Server, you have only a week or two to wait, depending on your circumstance. As with SharePoint 2010, MSDN and TechNet Plus customers get first dibs and can download R2 on May 3. General release is a full 10 days later.

Microsoft won't be content with you just upgrading to R2. The company also wants you to buy Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010, stitch them all together and build an intuitive Business Intelligence system.

I've seen all these in action, and there are a lot of pretty cool things you can do through integration. My only question is how much effort does it take to integrate and make these tools really work for your shop?

Have you looked at these tools? What are the implementation issues? Send your best guidance to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on April 26, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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