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Sep 27 2011   1:32AM GMT

SQL Server Denahli

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A new version of SQL Server is on the horizon, it is named Denahli. I am not a real SQL Wiz, I can install it, set it up, configure, and that’s about it! Well that and manage and maintain, including backups. Either way, new software means I need to blog about it! Here is a short list of new features.

Support for more than 64 cores
Achieve greater scale with support for up to 256 logical processors when deploying on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Unicode compression
Save up to 50 percent in storage space by using UCS-2 encoding.

Microsoft .NET development environment
Write CEP applications by using .NET, using the advanced language platform LINQ as an embedded query language.

Monitor and manage a CEP application, even remotely, through a management interface and diagnostic views.

Excel worksheet integration
Get all the data visualization and interaction you need through Excel worksheets.

Sparklines and data bars
New visualizations like sparklines and data bars enable you to convey lots of information quickly and easily.

Report Parts
Build and publish reusable report components such as charts, tables, or maps to improve efficiency.

Report Part Gallery
Search and access Report Parts to create or enhance reports with just a few mouse clicks.

Two new enterprise platforms
Take advantage of new, highly scalable, enterprise database platforms: Parallel Data Warehouse and Datacenter.

Want to know more? Go to the SQL Server Homepage.

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