SQL Server 2014 CTP2 was announced quite a while ago. I still see very few people working on it or writing about it. There can be many reasons for not attempting to start with SQL Server 2014 but the reality is that it is coming in the next few months and it will be here before we know it. Today is December 1, 2013 and in one month we will be in the year 2014. SQL Server 2014′s release cycle will announce its GA very soon and if we have not started with SQL Server 2014 we will be a bit late for sure. Here are few of the downloads related to SQL Server 2014.
Feel free to download them and experiment with SQL Server 2014.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2)
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 brings to market new in-memory capabilities built into the core database, including in-memory OLTP, which complements our existing in-memory data warehousing and BI capabilities for the most comprehensive in-memory database solution in the market. SQL Server 2014 also provides new cloud capabilities to simplify cloud adoption for your SQL databases and help you unlock new hybrid scenarios.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2)
Installs the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 CTP2 Data Tools Business Intelligence project templates for Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services.
Microsoft Data-Tier Application Framework for SQL Server 2014 CTP2
The Microsoft Data-Tier Application Framework for SQL Server 2014 CTP2 provides application lifecycle services for database development and management.
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools for SQL Server 2014CTP2
SQL Server Data Tools provides an integrated environment for database developers to carry out all their database design work for any SQL Serverplatform within Visual Studio.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 CTP2 Product Guide
Download the datasheets, white papers and technical presentations that will help you evaluate Microsoft SQL Server 2014 CTP2.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint, Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2)
The SQL Server 2014 CTP2 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint technologies allows you to integrate Reporting Services features with the collaborative SharePoint experience.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 PowerPivot for Microsoft SharePoint 2013, Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2)
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 PowerPivot for SharePoint 2013, CTP2 extends SharePoint Server 2013 to add server-side data refresh processing, collaboration, and management support for PowerPivot workbooks.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)