This post was created to track news about Microsoft Next SQL Server Release Date.
Update date: 11th of June 2013
I started think about next release of SQL Server and a week later makes it official! Release of next version is SQL Server 2014 and you can sign up to get trial CTP on Microsoft Website where you can learn more about version 2014.
Personally I think 2 years is a short period of time and I suspect only part of SQL Server will get improvements and the rest will have to wait for next release. SQL Server offers all and maybe it is too big and is time to split SQL Server into different portions (including pricing). What's your thoughts about it?
Update date: 27th of May 2013
It's been over a year and a half since my last update and I think it time guess when will next version of SQL Server be release?
Is it going to be SQL Server 2012 R2 or SQL Server 2014?
Does anyone know the code name?
What new feature will we get?
Most likely a big think will be in-memory transaction processing (code name Hekaton).
I'm more on BI side so here is my wish list:
1) Re-design SSRS! Great tool but so many frustrations and limitations!
2) Allow SSAS Tabular connect with PowerPivot Model (enterprise + ad-hoc), if not possible import SSAS Tabular model into PowerPivot + sync option.
3) hmmm I need to think about the rest....
Let's not forget release dates.... Maybe 2014 but it would most likely be called 2012 R2 maybe SQL Server 2015? or maybe SQL Server 2016? Hekaton will be a big think but if Microsoft doesn't have many other new features that I presume they might go for R2 in 2014/2015.
Update date: 21st November 2011
Thank you Mani for your comment regarding SQL Server 2012 RC0. It seems Microsoft released RC0 on 17th of November 2011 and you can download it using the following link Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RC0
Hopefully that means that SQL Server 2012 will be released early 2012.
Some of you might be wondering what RC0 means? (including myself 5 minutes ago!). RC0 stands for Release Candidate 0 and below is definition from wikipedia for those who are new to RC0 term.
"The term release candidate (RC) refers to a version with potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless fatal bugs emerge. In this stage of product stabilization, all product features have been designed, coded and tested through one or more beta cycles with no known showstopper-class bug."
Source: RC0 wikipedia
Update date: 20th October 2011
Thanks for your comments (Andreas and Ramesh). It is now official we will get SQL Server 2012 and not 2011. Everything seems to indicate we will get SQL Server in first quarter of 2012.
update Date: 05th May 2011
Microsoft SQL Server Denali official Release Date is currently (May 2011) not known but CTP1 (open beta testing v1) has been released in November 2010 and CTP2 is expected to be released soon (June 2011?). Therefore we might expect that the final version will be released before end of 2011. I will update this blog with true / final release date when it is made public by Microsoft.
Update Date: 20th July 2011
We have good news. It seems Microsoft released CTP 2 to closed audience (MVPs) and soon after released CTP 3 to and made available to everything last week which is 12th of July 2011 and this was done rather in a short period of time and we seem to have all features that were promised to us in CTP3 so I don't think there is anything stopping Microsoft to release SQL Server codename denali as SQL Server 2011. The only remaining question is when will they do that? My guess is that it will be around September….Maybe just before SQL Bits 9 in September 29th 2011 so they can talk about it but if not it will definitelly be several days later so they can announc SQL Server at SQL PASS 2011 which takes place on 10th of October!
Update Date: 8th September 2011
If Apress has good sources of information we might be pretty sure the new release will be called SQL Server 2011. See the following link to a book with this title SQL Server 2011 release.. In book title
SQL Server Denali CTP1 Release Date
SQL Server Denali CTP2 Release Date
SQL Server Denali CTP2
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