The Multifunctioning DBA

Oct 13 2011   2:24AM GMT

Denali Gets a Name

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

During the Keynote at the Pass Session today. Ted Kummert of MS made the announcement that SQL Server Codename Delai is actually going to be called SQL Server 2012. Not very exciting but he went on to say that we would have a full RTM release in the first half of the 2012 calendar year. That is more exciting and that means that I need to get CTP3 up and running somewhere and start playing with it a bit. I am really looking foreward to this release. Some things that i am excited about and I am sure you all are as well are.
Always On – this will give us the ability to do some great things with Mirroring type technology and have multipe read only copies of databases. This is a huge improvement over the current mirroiring in 2005 and 2008.
Powershell – looks like we are getting a pretty good number of new cmd-lets that we will be able to use to automate even more tasks and ease administration. If you do not know Powershell yet now is the time. Go learn it, you will not regret taking the short amount of time it will take.

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