SQL Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 (RC0)

Microsoft declared build #1442.32 to be the official SQL 2008 RC0 build. For now, the RC0 public build of SQL Server 2008  has been made available for early download by MSDN and TechNet Plus subscribers. RC0 is the final step before SQL Server 2008 RTMs in Q3 of this year. After logging into their respective accounts, subscribers can view Product Keys and download SQL Server 2008 RC0 from the following links:

MSDN subscribers: Download SQL Server 2008 RC0

TechNet Plus subscribers: Download SQL Server 2008 RC0 .

 Key SSRS improvements in this build:

  1. Rich text formatting. You can now format the text inside a textbox with different styles.
  2. Report Wizard to let the user auto-generate the report definition.
  3. Fully functional MDX Query Designer.
  4. An updated build of the Report Builder 2.0 (aka Report Designer Preview) will be available via a web download. The URL link is not known at this point.