SQL SERVER – Denali – Download CTP3 Demo VHD Including Fully Configured Services and Integration with SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010

During my office hours observed, a very common question is”What is Denali?” once I answer that Denali is the next version of the SQL Server, the follow up question is where can I download it. I have explained the installation and download part over here: SQL SERVER – Denali CTP3 – Step by Step Installation Video – 200 Seconds . Most of the feature of the Denali can be just experienced as it is on native T-SQL. However, to experience all the features of the SQL Server Denali CTP3, one needs SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010. Microsoft has build VHD which contains all the necessary tools and configured everything for ready to run.

A HyperV image of SQL Server Denali CTP3 in action, including fully configured services and integration with SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010. The following software is configured on the virtual machine:

  • SQL Server “Denali” CTP3
  • SharePoint 2010
  • Office 2010

Download SQL Server DENALI CTP3 Demo VHD

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

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6 Comments. Leave new

  • Hi PInal,

    Thanks for the info but the download link is broken from my side.

    Also, I tried to download the image from microsoft download center: a week ago. It took me nearly 3 days to download and finally it was not working as when I run the exe file it says CRC failure and asked me to download the whole 36 file 26GB image again. What a bummer!

    Has anyone got the same problem?

    Steven Wang

  • Thanks Sir
    i am downloading the file

    then work on it

  • Same problem here too

    Dave B

  • Did you unblock the rar files before unpacking as well?


  • fabioavilapessoa
    October 20, 2011 3:04 am

    Hi, all these download links seem to be broken… Any other suggestions?

  • yeah same here this always happens with microsoft d/l’s


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