Microsoft Officially Calls It SQL Server 2012
Microsoft has dropped its "Denali" code name and now calls its next-generation relational database management system "SQL Server 2012."
The company also explained at the SQL PASS Summit being held in Seattle this week that it has advanced to "the final production stages," with final release expected sometime in the first half of 2012.
Other code names associated with the Denali CTP release also were dropped, Microsoft announced. For instance, Microsoft's "Crescent" code-named feature, which offers a simplified way for information workers to create data mashups, is now called "Power View." Microsoft also announced that it has added a new touch capability to Power View, which will allow users to drill down into data via touch-screens.
SQL Server Denali developers who were used to the old "Juneau" code name for Microsoft's integrated development environment can now say hello to Microsoft's new, more descriptive name, "SQL Server Data Tools."
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