Earlier today, Microsoft announced SQL Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing! General availability of the cool, new database platform is scheduled for 1 April 2012.
I’ve been working with pre-release versions of the software while writing SSIS Design Patterns. While I have focused mostly on new Integration Services features, I have been most impressed with improvements to the User Experience working with SQL Server Management Studio and SQL Server Data Tools. In sum, SQL Server 2012 is a game-changer!