Microsoft stellt CTP für SQL Server 2005 SP2 bereit

Seit gestern ist der Community Technology Preview (CTP) für das Service Pack 2 des SQL Server 2005 von Microsoft verfügbar und kann für Testzwecke werden (auf der werden übrigens auch weitere technische Detailinformationen, sowie Produktergänzungen bereit gestellt).

Die wesentlichen Neuerungen des Service Pack im Überblick (oder vollständig):

Driving Innovation:

  • Support for the upcoming Windows Vista.
  • Data Mining Add-Ins for Office 2007, which enables data mining functionality from SSAS to be used directly within Excel 2007 and Visio 2007.
  • SSRS integration with MOSS 2007, which allows integration with the Report Center in SharePoint providing seamless consumption and management of SSRS reports within SharePoint. [Brmccu:  SSRS is now SAP certified as a front-end to SAP BI].
  • SSAS improvements for Excel 2007 and Excel Services relating to performance and functionality.

Heterogeneous Environments (Interoperability):

  • Oracle Support in Report Builder. Users will now be able to use Report Builder on top of Oracle data sources.
  • Hyperion support with SSRS. Organizations will now be able to use SSRS to build reports on top of Hyperion Essbase cubes.

Performance/Enterprise:

  • Data compression (varDecimal), which is important for data warehouse scenarios and is specifically important for SAP BW scenarios. This requires less disk storage of decimal data which increases overall performance.
  • Manageability enhancements. Based on customer feedback, SQL Server provides enhanced management capabilities for DBAs such as improvements in database maintenance plans, enhanced management reports and a new copy database wizard.

SQL Server Express Edition:

  • Management reports have been added to SQL Server Express Edition enabling customers to get insights into the performance of their Express Edition and SQL Server Compact Edition databases.
  • SQL Server Management Studio Express Edition now enables management of SQL Server Compact Edition databases.

Genervt vom englischen AKüFi? Ich auch, deshalb hier eine kleine Erläuterung:

Die endgültige Version des Service Pack soll nach der Markteinführung von Microsoft Vista und der neuen Version des Office Systems zr Verfügung stehen, voraussichtlich im 1. Kalenderquartal 2007.

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