I know it seems like this is the only thing that I have been doing lately, giving brief overviews and download sites, but there has been a lot of interesting product releases as of late and I think that many of these are going to be working their way into our environments one way or another, so we should probably get to testing them now.
Microsoft Monday released the Beta 2 version of SQL 2000.
For information on how to get your hands on this, check out this site:
If you are a member of the MSDN, you will automatically get the product in your July shipment. To get it earlier via the web, go to:
SQL 2000 is being tagged as the ultimate data mining product with end to end support for web enabled environments and XML.
New to the product is the "DNA 2000", which has been described as, "Microsoft Windows DNA 2000 is the most comprehensive integrated platform for building and deploying next-generation Web applications," by Paul Flessner, vice president, database and middleware development at Microsoft.
The improvements in the product revolve mainly around unlimited scalability for B2B e-commerce companies. The product has already been run through some testing and has gotten pretty strong reviews.
For a full product description, check out the following:
Please take some time to run your day to day activities through this new database and let me know how it handles the tasks.