SQL Server 2008 Brochure is available to download. It contains many information like available Server Editions, Top New Features, New Available Technologies and additional resources.
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Top New Features
- Use Resource Governor to manage concurrent workloads
- Enforce policy compliance consistently across the enterprise with the Policy-Based Management
- Reduce storage requirements and increase query performance with data compression and Sparse Columns
- Protect sensitive data with Transparent Data Encryption and advanced auditing
- Troubleshoot, tune, and monitor SQL Server 2008 instances across the enterprise with Performance System Analysis
- Build high performance analysis solutions with scalability, performance, data mining, and user interface enhancements in SQL Server Analysis Services
- Take advantage of improved performance,usability, visualization, and integration with the 2007 Microsoft Office system in SQL Server Reporting Services
- Integrate location-enabled applications through support for spatial data
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