SQL Server 2012: Get Production Quality Today!

Jennifer Moser, Microsoft SQL Server Senior Marketing Manager recently spoke with PASS Marketing Vice President Rick Heiges about the latest release of Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Rick: I hear you just released SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate – what’s the scoop?

Jennifer: Building on our announcement at the PASS Summit 2011 in early October, we are excited to announce the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC). SQL Server 2012 RC is the first release which is feature complete and represents an exciting milestone for customers and partners looking to experience the full value of SQL Server 2012.
 
Rick: So, what’s in the Release Candidate? 

Jennifer: We’re happy to share that SQL Server 2012 RC is a production quality release providing:

 
Rick: That sounds good, but should I be testing with this release or actually using it?

Jennifer: Today, you can download, preview and deploy the full marquee capabilities being delivered in SQL Server 2012.RC is a production quality release that includes access to upgrade and migration tools like Upgrade Advisor, Distributed Replay and SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA). Upgrade Advisor and Distributed Replay allow you to perform thorough analysis and testing of your current SQL Server applications before upgrading so you know what to expect. You can also use SSMA to automate migrate non-SQL Server databases to SQL Server 2012.

Download SQL Server 2012 RC today here: www.microsoft.com/sqlserver.