So SQL Server 2008 CTP5 is hitting the public distribution channels, and is hopefully coming soon to a virtual machine near you. I’ve got my Katmai VM rebuilt with CTP5 already, and with a little luck (including my getting over this darned cold) we’ll have a bunch of new Katmai SSIS posts here in the days ahead.

But before we can get to SSIS we have to mention the cool new installer. I remember being delighted with the installer in SQL Server 2005 (although admittedly I was comparing it to the BizTalk 2004 installer, and just about anything would be a huge advance over that monster) but the new SQL Server 2008 installer is a big improvement. Check it out:

Bah! I was planning on having a lot more text to go with the flood of images, but I can’t seem to make the Blogger editor do what I want it to do, and I’m sick, and it’s late. So for now, please enjoy the pretty pictures and we’ll see what we can do with other posts tomorrow…

About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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