SQLAuthority News – SQL Server Denali CTP1 – Release Date November 9, 2010

I am very excited as I was about to witness SQL Server 2011 – Code Named “Denali” is released on November 11, 2010 at SQLPASS. I will write a detail report for the same in future.

You can download CTP1 right away right now and install on your machine.

The major features of the new products are as following:

  • Enhanced Mission-Critical Platform: an enhanced highly available and scalable platform.
  • Developer and IT Productivity: new innovative productivity tools and features.
  • Pervasive Insight: expanding the reach of BI to business users and end-to-end data integration and management.

I am going to download the version today and will install it, I will post my opinion and features very soon.

Book Online of SQL Server 2011 “Denali” is available here.

Installation guide for SQL Server 2011 “Denali” available here.

Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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9 Comments. Leave new

  • Wow……

    Thanks Pinal for the update.

    ~ IM.

  • Hi Pinal Sir,

    Today i strongly beleving that, if u r with us we can know the updations in this SQL SERVER.
    Really, u r blog is like a library those who are working in SQL SERVER and also for beginners like me.


  • This is very exciting. I am going to download it today and start playing with it. Thank you Pinal for the update.

  • Here is my quick preview of the product I wrote a few days ago: .

    Also, here is a blog post about the new DMVs in Denali:

    I am posting this here, so it makes it a bit easier for you to review the product as well.

  • Hi Pinal,
    Thanks for the update and thanks to feodor for posting the first impressions.

    Thank you

  • This is so misleading. Release date is for SQL Server code name Denali and not for SQL Server 2011.

  • Hi Pinal,

    This is very exciting for anyone who want to play with new release of SQL server. Thanks for your update

  • José Júlio Duarte
    February 10, 2011 9:48 pm

    Can someone help me with the question below:

    How do I install BOL 2011 without Microsoft SQL Server “Denali” (SQL 2011) is installed?

    Best regards,

    José Júlio Duarte

  • Maghanga, ESAU
    August 29, 2011 11:55 am

    I follow this blog for the information it provides – great work guys for keeping this blog going.

    Now about this new version of MSSQL Server, would anyone know if the DB Connection Stream Provider has changed – it was the same in MSSQL 2008 and MSSQL 2008 R2.

    Kind regards,


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