SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate available now

28 Nov

SQLServer 2012

Many ISVs build applications that make use of SQL Server.  Building on the announcements at the PASS Summit 2011, the SQL Server team has announced the availability of the SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC)

This release candidate is feature complete and therefore gives you a great opportunity to experience and play with the full functionality of this upcoming version of SQL Server.  There are a lot of new features that deliver great value to your applications and could actually result in expanding your business.

The three cornerstones of SQL Server 2012 are the following:

  • Enable Mission Critical Environments at Low TCO
    • Getting the required 9s with AlwaysOn
    • Blazing-fast performance with ColumnStore index
    • Organizational compliance with enterprise-wide security controls
  • Unlock New Insights With Pervasive Data Discovery Across the Organization
    • Rapid data discovery with Power View and PowerPivot
    • Managed self-service BI with SharePoint and BI semantic model
    • Credible, consistent data with Data Quality Services
    • Robust DW solutions with Parallel Data Warehouse
  • Create and Scale Business Solutions Fast, On Your Terms Across Server, Private or Public Cloud
    • Scale on demand from devices, to datacenter to cloud
    • Fast time to solution with appliances & cloud offerings
    • Optimized productivity with SQL Server Data Tools—write once, run anywhere
    • Extend any data, anywhere with DataSync and Odata


Make sure you are prepared for the future of data platform and:


To learn more about the upcoming licensing changes for SQL Server 2012, join us on December 6th at the ISV Café. The first 50 attendees get a free copy of the Forza Motorsport 4 game!


One Response to “SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate available now”


  1. How can your business benefit from SQL Server 2012? Learn from the early adopters « ISV Belux Microsoft Partner Blog - January 10, 2012

    […] have already talked about the availability of the release candidate of SQL Server 2012.  There are a lot of great features in this new release of the product, […]

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