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What’s New in SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 provides the highest levels of security, reliability, and scalability for your business-critical applications.

  • Protect valuable Information
  • Ensure business continuity
  • Enable predictable response

To take advantage of new opportunities in today's fast-moving business world, companies need the ability to create and deploy data-driven solutions quickly. SQL Server 2008 reduces time and cost of management and development of applications.

  • Manage by policies
  • Simplify application development
  • Store most any information

SQL Server 2008 provides a comprehensive data platform, delivering intelligence where your users want it.

  • Integrate most any data
  • Deliver relevant information
  • Drive actionable insights
SQL Server 2008 Technologies

Discover new SQL Server technologies and enhancements to existing technologies

Additional Resources

White papers
Get in-depth information by reading white papers about SQL Server 2008.

Virtual Labs
Experience Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hands on through virtual labs. Virtual labs are simple, with no setup or installation required. You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module.

Discover on-demand webcasts or register for upcoming webcasts to understand the breadth of SQL Server capabilities that can help you excel in your role.

News & Reviews
Keep up to date on the latest SQL Server 2008 news and announcements.

Case Studies
Look through our case studies to learn how companies like yours are using SQL Server 2008.

More Product Information

Buy SQL Server
SQL Server is now available through the Microsoft Store.

SQL Server Solutions
Find out how companies of all sizes are using the SQL Server 2008 solutions to solve their business needs.

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