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Try Out SQL Server 2008 Without Having to Install It

Discussion in 'Brad M McGehee' started by bradmcgehee, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. bradmcgehee New Member

    If you are like most SQL Server DBAs, you want to find out about the new features in the upcoming SQL Server 2008. On the other hand, you might not have the time to download and install it, or maybe you don't have a computer you can run it on. Both of these reasons prevent many DBAs from giving SQL Server 2008 a try. That is, until now.
    As a public service from Microsoft, Dell, MaximumASP, and SQLPass, you can now get a free remote access to the latest CTP of SQL Server 2008. All you have to do is to go to http://www.sqlserverbeta.com/ and register. After a day or so, once your account is set up, you will be able to access an instance of SQL Server 2008 of your very own, all for free. In addition, you gain access to SQL Server 2008 forums and blogs. Of course, you will need to have a fast Internet connection to access the instance, but that should not be a problem for most DBAs.
    So if you haven't checked out SQL Server 2008 yet, now is your chance. Sign up today, and you can start getting ready for SQL Server 2008, which will be released in the second quarter of 2008.

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