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SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP Announcement

Posted by denglishbi on August 10, 2009

Got the email this morning for the SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP.


But wait, Gemini is not included…


Mainly because this requires all of the Office 14 (2010) Betas (Office Client and SharePoint).  So there is an additional survey that you have to fill out to get your spot reserved to get access to this CTP.


Register for the Gemini CTP2 Nomination Profile. Once your registration is complete, click here and then click on “Respond to this Survey” to complete the profile

So for now I will download the SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP, but wait…it isn’t there yet.

Download the SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP
Available on August 10th to TechNet/MSDN Subscribers and on August 12th to the general public

So I login to the subscription area and the download isn’t available yet.  Guess I will try back later today or just wait till Wednesday and download.  This is exciting news though, so stay tuned for lots of new SQL Server postings this week by the community.

Check out the SQL Server 2008 R2 site for more details – SQL Server 2008 R2 Information and New Site.

Download the BOL – SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online CTP August 2009.

Also, the R2 release is available in the subscription download area now.  They have Express and Enterprise Evaluation Editions available:)


2 Responses to “SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP Announcement”

  1. Jamie said

    I got the email too. The link to download R2 doesn’t go anywhere. Rubbish!!

  2. Dan said

    I believe that is the link most likely for the public download maybe that is coming up this Wednesday. I logged into the TechNet subscriptions area and that download is not available yet. Looks like the email got sent out a little early and most likely have to wait till later on this morning or afternoon to download the CTP from the subscription area. Not sure why they do the two day delay for the public release. It is frustrating though when you get the email and it goes to no man’s land.

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