For those of you that have subscriptions to TechNet or MSDN, check the downloads area this morning. SQL Server 2008 R2 is now there in a variety of flavors.
SQL Server 2008 R2 provides new tools for managing large multi-database environments along with improved capabilities to help maximize the value of consolidation efforts, and ensure the streamlined development and deployment of data-driven applications.
Here’s what I see from my TechNet subscription download area.
For more info, see the product site at http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/default.aspx. See the TechNet Tech Center for SQL at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/default.aspx. And by all means checkout the SQL blog at http://blogs.technet.com/dataplatforminsider/default.aspx.