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SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 CTP contains cumulative updates 1-6 for SQL Server 2008 R2, and fixes to issues that have been reported through our customer feedback platforms.  These include supportability enhancements and issues that have been reported through Windows Error Reporting. The following highlight a few key enhancements in this CTP:

·         Dynamic Management Views for increased supportability

·         ForceSeek for improved querying performance

·         Data-tier Application Component Framework (DAC Fx) for improved database upgrades, on premises and for SQL Azure

·         Disk space control for PowerPivot

Customers running SQL Server 2008 R2 can download and test the SP1 CTP and send feedback to Microsoft for continuous product improvement. We look forward to your feedback!

·         SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Main Page

·         SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Express

·         SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Feature Packs