SQL Server CTP5 is now available for public download. Yesterday I wrote about Visual Studio 2008 being live and ready for download to MSDN Subscribers, and today there will be more activity on the Microsoft servers again.
This latest CTP includes lots of great stuff, including a lot enhancements around SSIS, SSAS and SSRS, Intellisense for T-SQL, the Resource Governor, Transparent Data Encryption, SQL Filestream, and GeoSpatial support. And that’s not even half of it. 18 improvements listed at https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/content/content.aspx?ContentID=5470. Whew! Get yourself into this – you might find all kinds of benefits for your business.