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SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers several breakthrough capabilities that will enable your organization to scale database operations with confidence, improve IT and developer efficiency, and enable highly scalable and well managed Business Intelligence on a self-service basis for your users.  Download the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP, as well as Microsoft’s complete Business Intelligence platform now!

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Explore the SQL Server locking methodology and share techniques for enhancing query response times.

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See the pre-release documentation and learn more about the next version of SQL Server 2008.

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Download the SQL Server 2008 R2 Feature Pack, a collection of stand-alone packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2008 R2.

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Service Pack 1 (SP1) focuses on essential updates only, primarily roll-ups of cumulative updates 1 to 3 and fixes to issues reported through the SQL Server community. SP1 eases deployment and management of Service Packs by introducing Slipstream, Service Pack Uninstall, and Report Builder 2.0 Click Once capability.

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