Showing posts with label Katmai. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Katmai. Show all posts

Monday, June 04, 2007

SQL Server 2008 Is RTM (According to SERVERPROPERTY('productlevel'))


Microsoft SQL Server code name "Katmai" - 10.0.1019.17 (Intel X86)
May 24 2007 15:26:55 Copyright (c) 1988-2007 Microsoft Corporation
Developer Edition on Windows NT 5.1 (Build 2600: Service Pack 2)

RTM (???)

Also interesting is that the tools (SSMS) are the same as with SQL Server 2005, If you have SQL Server 2005 already installed it will skip installing those.

Okay, this is the last Katmai post....for today.....I promise.....

Cross-posted from SQLBlog! -

SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) Cannot Be Installed On A PC With SQL Server 2000 On It

I tried installing the SQL Server 2008 – June CTP on one of my machines which had SQL Server 2000 installed; it does not let you do that. I guess this is the time to uninstall SQL Server 2000. That is just what I did. First thing I noticed is that MERGE statement is back. IIRC the MERGE statement was also in SQL Server 2005 Beta2 but got pull out of the RTM

Here is a small example of using MERGE from the Katmai Books On Line

MERGE FactBuyingHabits AS fbh
USING (SELECT CustomerID, ProductID, PurchaseDate FROM PurchaseRecords) AS src
ON (fbh.ProductID = src.ProductID AND fbh.CustomerID = src.CustomerID)
UPDATE SET fbh.LastPurchaseDate = src.PurchaseDate
INSERT (CustomerID, ProductID, LastPurchaseDate)
VALUES (src.CustomerID, src.ProductID, src.PurchaseDate);

Cross-posted from SQLBlog! -

SQL Server 2008 June CTP now available!

From the connect site

Preview upcoming Releases: SQL Server 2008 June CTP now available!
We are always working on something new to make SQL Server even better. We now have SQL Server 2008 June CTP available for testing.

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SQL Server 2008/Katmai Webcast

TechNet Webcast: The Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server: Overview (Level 200)

Simulcast from Microsoft Tech·Ed 2007 in Orlando, FL.
This session provides an overview of the next release of Microsoft SQL Server that is currently under development. We cover the core value proposition, major themes and scenarios, and some specific improvements. We also discuss the new development processes Microsoft is using to build this release, the release timeline, and the disclosure calendar.

More details here:

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Some Katmai (SQL Server 2008?) News

Microsoft issued a Katmai press release, you can read the full press release here:

Here are the important parts:

Scheduled to be available in 2008, SQL Server “Katmai” will deliver on Microsoft’s overall data platform vision to meet the needs of the coming data explosion and the next generation of data-driven applications.

Data Platform to Power Business Insights Regardless of Size or Budget

SQL Server “Katmai” is designed to do the following:

• Provide a scalable and reliable platform with advanced security technology for even the most demanding applications

• Reduce the time and cost of managing data infrastructure with innovative policy-based management

Redefining Pervasive Insight

SQL Server “Katmai” brings powerful BI capabilities and valuable data even closer to every user:

• Empowers users to easily consume information due to increased integration with front-end tools in the 2007 Microsoft Office system, including Office Excel® 2007, Excel Services, Office SharePoint® Server and Office PerformancePoint Server 2007

• Provides reports of any size or complexity internally within organizations and externally to partners and suppliers

• Aligns corporate decision-making by collaborating on key analysis and reports within Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

• Integrates all relevant data within the enterprise into a scalable and comprehensive data warehouse platform

Dynamic Development for Data Management Solutions

SQL Server “Katmai” offers these features for developers:

• Provides an integrated development environment with Microsoft Visual Studio® and .NET Framework that will accelerate development of new applications with a higher level of data abstraction

• Enables developers to synchronize data from virtually any device to the central data store

Beyond Relational Data

SQL Server “Katmai” enables users to do the following:

• Manage any type of data including relational data, documents, geographic information and XML

• Work with a consistent set of services and tools


SQL Server “Katmai” is scheduled to be delivered in 2008. More information is available at

Download the Katmai data sheet here:

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Management Changes In Katmai

Brian Welcker has posted a change that Microsoft is considering making in the next version of SQL Server (Katmai) for SQL Server Reporting Services . From the site:

"For Katmai we are considering the removal of namespace management (folders, reports, data sources, models) from the Reporting Services Add-in for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). In other words, we are considering removing the 'Home' folder under the Reporting Server node in SSMS."

Read the rest here:

If that link doesn't work because management is misspelled try the home page: