SQL 2008 February CTP available

Microsoft has announced the release of a new feature complete SQL Server 2008 CTP, try it online for free on the SqlServerBeta site or at the MS connect site.

I’ve played with it a little and found the new report designer to still be a preview version with some strange behavior. BIDS seems stable and the report project environment  is nice, too bad the wizard isn’t there (yet i hope). The new reporting services configuration manager had a new skin and some new things like report manager url and scaleout options tabs. All in all they look like getting there.

The thing i miss most is to open a shared datasource of a Report model in the new Report designer.

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