Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

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    This issue’s cover story explains what the SQL Server 2008 R2’s Master Data Services (MDS) feature can—and cannot— do. Also learn how to get the full value out of the SQL Server 2008 BI stack, and how to boost SQL Server performance with data collect... 

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About Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Two-years after releasing SQL Server 2008, Microsoft is following up with an R2 version of the database management system (DBMS). Available in early 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2 (Kilimanjaro) offers a variety of benefits, enhancements and new tools to simplify SQL Server management, administration and development. In addition to improved scalability and new consolidation tools, the SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrade also allows for better management of multiple instances and databases; includes changes to SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS); and features the new business intelligence (BI) tool, Master Data Services, as well as the add-on, SQL Server PowerPivot (Project Gemini). These SQL Server 2008 R2 articles, tips and tutorials will advise you on the upgrade, migration and installation of Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 R2 database management system.