December 23rd, 2010 News Thursday Holiday Edition: Client Technology Preview of Server Application Virtualization on Windows Azure, AVIcode 5.7, Silverlight Enhanced Movies and more Server & Tools news.

Microsoft Releases Client Technology Preview (CTP) of Server Application Virtualization on Windows Azure As previously announced at PDC 2010, Microsoft is now delivering the final Community Technology Preview (CTP) promised by the end of CY2010.  This week, Microsoft is making available an invitation only CTP of Server Application Virtualization and the Server Application Virtualization Packaging… Read more

SQL Server August CTPs Roll Out Continues – Download SQL Azure Database, SQL Server StreamInsight

We are excited to announce today that Microsoft has released the next wave of August community technology previews (CTPs), including SQL Azure Database, SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 and SQL Server StreamInsight August CTP for TechNet and MSDN subscribers. The CTPs will be available on August 19th for public trial.   SQL Server StreamInsight… Read more

Download SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP Today

Today we are excited to announce the availability of the first community technology preview (CTP) of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, with the CTP generally available on Wednesday, August 12th.   Building on the momentum of SQL Server 2008, “R2” improves IT efficiency by reducing the time and cost of… Read more