[EN] SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 CTP 14 Feature Packs are available

LOGO_SQLServer2008R2The last but not least of three big packages, whis has been released by Microsoft last Friday (22nd April) is 14 Feature Packs. before You start to think about using is You must donload and install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 CTP for Your environment. As always is a collection (in total 35 files) of stand-alone files which provide additional value as:
     * redistributable components for SQL Server
     * add-on providers for SQL Server

What You can find in this package? Those list is really impressive:

Microsoft® SQL Server Report Builder 3.0 for Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 CTP
Note: This component requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Audience(s): Customer, Partner, Developer.
DOWNLOAD: ReportBuilder3.msi

Microsoft® SQL Server® PowerPivot for Microsoft® Excel
Audience(s): Customer, Partner, Developer
DOWNLOAD: PowerPivot_For_Excel_amd64 | PowerPivot_For_Excel_X86

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft® SharePoint® Technologies 2010
Audience(s): Customer, Partner, Developer
DOWNLOAD: rsSharePoint

Microsoft® Connector 1.1 for SAP BW for SQL Server® 2008 R2
Audience(s): Partner, Developer
DOWNLOAD: X86 Package | X64 Package | IA64 Package

Microsoft® System CLR Types for SQL Server® 2008 R2
Note: This component also requires Windows Installer 4.5.
Audience(s): Customer, Partner, Developer
DOWNLOAD: X86 Package | X64 Package | IA64 Package

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Remote Blob Store
Audience(s): Developer, DBA
DOWNLOAD: X86 Package | X64 Package | IA64 Package

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Native Client
Audience(s): Customer, Partner, Developer
DOWNLOAD: X86 Package | X64 Package | IA64 Package

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Command Line Utilities
Note: This component requires both Windows Installer 4.5 and Microsoft SQL Server Native Client (which is another component available from this page).
Audience(s): Customer, Partner, Developer
DOWNLOAD: X86 Package | X64 Package | IA64 Package

Microsoft® Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server® 2008 R2
Note: Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server requires SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects, also available on this page. This component also requires Windows PowerShell 1.0; download instructions are on the Windows Server 2003 Web site.
Audience(s): Customer, Partner, Developer
DOWNLOAD: X86 Package | X64 Package | IA64 Package

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Shared Management Objects
Note: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects Collection requires Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0, Microsoft SQL Server Native Client, and Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types. These are available on this page.
Audience(s): Customer, Partner, Developer
DOWNLOAD: X86 Package | X64 Package | IA64 Package

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 ADOMD.NET
Note:The English ADOMD.NET setup package installs support for all SQL Server 2008 R2 languages.
Audience(s): Customer, Partner, Developer
DOWNOAD: X86 Package | X64 Package | IA64 Package

Microsoft® Analysis Services OLE DB Provider for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2
Note: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services OLE DB Provider requires Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0, also available on this page.
Audience(s): Customer, Partner, Developer
DOWNLOAD: X86 Package | X64 Package | IA64 Package

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Analysis Management Objects
Audience(s): Customer, Partner, Developer
DOWNLOAD: X86 Package | X64 Package | IA64 Package

Microsoft® Datamining Viewer Controls For Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008
Audience(s): Customer, Partner, Developer
DOWNLOAD: X86 Package

Some of those packages include Internet-enabled features like Customer Experience Improvement Program and Error and Usege Reporting components. You can turn-off this features. Some of components could be distributed in two versions :

  • Attended Installation – an interactive user interface will guide you through the set-up process and obtain all of the information and consent required to complete the installation. This includes the displaying, acknowledgement, and archiving of the applicable SQL Server license terms.
  • Un-attend Installation – this is a DOS command Line set-up process that does not have an interactive user interface to guide you through the set-up process. In this case, you will be required to enter a parameter during installation that indicates your acceptance of the license terms.
  • More information, release notes, comments and files You can find on the Download Page HERE.

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