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Today we are excited to announce the availability of the first community technology preview (CTP) of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, with the CTP generally available on Wednesday, August 12th.
This public preview offers the opportunity to experience early, pre-release feature capabilities including:
- Application and Multi-server Management
- SMP scale up with support for up to 256 logical processors
- Report Builder 3.0 with support for geospatial visualization
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