The SQL Server team has been very busy building SQL Server 2008 R2 and we are extremely excited for the upcoming launch. The feedback from customers who have downloaded and tested a Community Technology Preview (CTP) has been invaluable. We believe that having an open and active dialogue with customers is imperative.
From feedback on a feature to questions on a product roadmap we welcome questions and advice from our customers. To that end, people have inquired about service packs for SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. The Release Services team has posted expected timeframes for upcoming service packs. Go visit their blog.
If you haven’t already, download and test a CTP for SQL Server 2008 R2. Tell us what you think!