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Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 R2 will be available for download for the company's TechNet and MSDN subscribers from 3 May, while customers worldwide will get their hands on the database software from 13 May. The release itself was 20 months in the making and is, in effect, a fairly minor upgrade to SQL Server 2008. The company' …


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  1. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

    Clippy has a new toy then?

    Talk about upselling. To use this new toy you have to have xxx & yyy. BTW, these cost a money too.

    More Vendor Lockin tactics from Redmond.

    The DB2 Data Warehousing offering looks more tempting now especially on price.

    (No I don't work for IBM before anyone asks)

  2. Linbox

    SQL Express limits

    The most important thing for me is that they've raised the maximum database size in the free version (sql express) from 4Gb to 10Gb.

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