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SQL Server 2014 CTP1 is available

Last week, I gave you some news about SQL Server 2014 (here). SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 1 (CTP1) now is available for download on TechNet here (you need a TechNet subscription).

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Attention: Only the new feature “in-memory OLTP – codename Hekaton” has been added to this CPT. :-?
I hope that other features will soon come with the next CTPs.
If you don’t have a TechNet subscription yet, be patient, it should arrive soon.
The installation must be done on a 64bit server or desktop and no other SQL Server installation should be present!

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SQL Server Version

When I installed SQL Server 2014 CPT1, I saw that the release is 11.0.9120 which is similar to a SQL Server 2012 Service Pack.

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Product Guide

In the meantime, Microsoft has made another step for SQL Server 2014. You can now download the Product Guide for the CPT1 (released on 17.06.2013) here.

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In this zip file, you will find eleven pdfs:

  • “Running the SQL Server Product Guide in the Google Chrome.pdf”
  • “SQL Server 2014 Datasheet.pdf.pdf”
  • “SQL Server 2014 FAQ.pdf”
  • “SQL Server 2014 Faster Insights from Any Data Level 300 Deck.pdf”
  • “SQL Server 2014 Faster Insights from Any Data TDM White Paper.pdf”
  • “SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP TDM White Paper.pdf”
  • “SQL Server 2014 Level 100 Deck.pdf”
  • “SQL Server 2014 Mission Critical Performance Level 300 Deck.pdf”
  • “SQL Server 2014 Mission Critical Performance TDM White Paper.pdf”
  • “SQL Server 2014 Platform for Hybrid Cloud Level 300 Deck.pdf”
  • “SQL Server 2014 Platform for Hybrid Cloud TDM White Paper.pdf”

 

For information, the guide is only available in English for the moment.

Extracts from the FAQ document:
Q: When will SQL Server 2014 become generally available?
SQL Server 2014 will be available in the second half of calendar year 2013.

An other good question ;-):
Q: How does this next version better position you to compete with
competitors such as Oracle and SAP?
I let you discover the answer…:-D

 

MSDN up to date

To finish my post, let me inform you that MSDN has some information pages available for SQL Server 2014:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb418470%28v=sql.10%29.aspx

To be continued…

 

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Stéphane Haby
Stéphane Haby

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